Metropolitan State University

HSTD 386 : Creative Problem-solving Concepts and Methods

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
This course acquaints students with the principles and techniques of creativity, which is the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods and interpretations. Various theories, processes and principles are used to solve problems in professional and personal situations. The various methods help students develop imaginative and positive responses to challenges and opportunities in business, education and human services, and serves as an aid to personal development and social awareness. Theory analysis and direct experiential application of problem-solving techniques are integral components of this course.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/01/1998 - 09/05/1999 09/06/1999 - 05/06/2002 05/06/2002 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Students will develop skills in the knowledge and application of various thinking methods.
  2. To be able to create a change process for students to achieve their personal and professional goals.
  3. To increase the students individual creative skills who will be able to apply these skills to everyday situations.
  4. Understand different types of thinking, their uses, and applications and possible impact on problem solving and creativity.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
None