Gary L. Carpenter
B CUSP 118
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.
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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