Course : Creative Inquiry: Interdisciplinary Thinking
- Course Number
- MWSU 2003/4000
- Section Number
- Fall 2021
- Dillard College of Business Administration, 175
- Dr. Stacia Miller
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Tuesday, December 07, 2021 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
â¢ To identify what research is and what is not.
â¢ To describe the essential components of the research process.
â¢ To use databases to find relevant primary and secondary sources of information.
â¢ Differentiate among the various research types and creative activities.
â¢ Differentiate among the various methodologies used in research.
â¢ To recognize and practice the conditions that lead to creative thinking and discovery
â¢ To apply critical thinking, deductive and inductive reasoning to solve problems, answer questions and to create and discover.
â¢ To conduct research ethically and recognize discipline-specific ethical issues.
â¢ To write a research/creative work proposal to answer a question.
This course is delivered via face-to-face at the university campus, and online through D2L. Course materials and access to an online management system will be made available to each student. Each student is expected to be familiar with this program as it provides a primary source of communication regarding assignments, examination materials, and general course information. You can log into D2L through the MSU Homepage. If you experience difficulties, please contact the technicians listed for the program or contact your instructor.
Required Face-to-Face meetings will occur on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:20 pm. Students must engage in class activities during this time. To be prepared, students must complete the asynchronous online activities prior to attending class.
Asynchronous Online Instruction
Asynchronous online instruction occurs anytime before and after our face-to-face meeting on Tuesdays. Students watch lectures, read assigned materials, inspect websites, answer and write questions, discuss readings and engage in learning activities in a virtual environment prior to attending the face-to-face session.
Course materials are organized into weekly modules. Modules contain objectives to be accomplished, tasks to complete in order to accomplish the objectives, assessment activities and expected outcomes. Your success in this course depends on how well you engage in your own learning. Those in virtual only will be expected to submit weekly activities for engagement to the D2L dropbox.
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