Perspectives in Creativity   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

CS 4510 - Perspectives in Creativity

This course is designed to deepen the understanding of creativity and utilize newly learned insights to enhance creative process as well as stimulate the creative process of others. Students develop an awareness of factors that stimulate or inhibit their own creative process and apply what they learn in an area of vital importance to them. Tapping into creativity is increasingly important for both individuals and society.
The challenge of living in a world that is complex and changes at an increasing speed challenges all of us to develop our unique abilities. We advocate that human creativity is universal, and can be developed across multiple modalities and different ways of knowing. Creativity can also enhance the qualities of and offer benefits for the health of individuals and cultures (Goslin-Jones & Richards, 2018).  
What is valuable and transformational varies in different fields and circumstances. There is a deep important need for new and effective answers in many different areas of our culture, our work, and everyday life. Our survival as a species will require answers to new and challenging problems involving both individual and international relationships, ecology, economy, education, health, legal system, population growth, the arts, technology, workplace etc. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of CS 4500 - Dimensions of Creativity  3 credit(s)