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Gary L. Carpenter
B CUSP 118
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core III: The Portfolio and Experiential Learning in Individuals and Society

Evaluates progress at the conclusion of the first year through the construction of a portfolio and offers an experiential learning opportunity, either on- or off-campus. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 115, B CUSP 116, or B CUSP 117; may not be repeated. Offered: Sp.

Class description

In our technological world where information is so readily available and rapid change has become the norm, there is a pressing need across all disciplines and industries for people who think creatively. Through this course we will examine the growing and urgent need for innovation and ingenuity and explore our personal approaches to creativity.

Contemplation, constructive play, readings and thinking beyond the confines of the norm will be the platform to launch written assignments and visual arts projects designed to broaden creative resourcefulness and challenge our own limitations. This course will require self-direction, independent thinking and a willingness to become comfortable valuing the creative process as well as production.

This is not a class that rewards rote memorization or mimicry, or one that supplies ready-made answers. This course will require each student to arrive at unique solutions to problems by forging connections across disciplines and beyond typical approaches to problem solving.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Gary L. Carpenter
Date: 02/14/2012