May 17, 2022  
2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog
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IHU 201HW - Honors Colloquy

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Required of all Honors students. Explores the elements of critical and creative thinking. Emphasizes relationships among thinking, writing, and productive interaction with others, as well as the interdisciplinary nature of truth and knowledge. Includes project and/ or research writing at instructor's discretion. Provides opportunities to engage in independent intellectual inquiry to foster deeper learning. Credit may be earned in one of the following: ENG 201HW  or IHU 201HW.

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 4 and WRITING LEVEL 4 or permission of Honors Office
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives  

  1. Apply the elements of creative or critical thinking.
    1. Read materials related to the theory and practice of thinking, e.g. evaluating an argument, distinguishing fact from opinion, the stages of creative thinking.
    2. Apply the elements of thinking through writing and discussion of relevant issues, e.g. questions regarding truth, knowledge, fact, opinion, etc.
    3. Read and interpret assigned readings for the purpose of applying creative and critical thinking.
  2. Apply creative or critical thinking in varied situations.
    1. Read material about thinking and other high level subject matter that requires range and depth of thought.
    2. Apply creative/ critical thinking in writing, e.g. analyze an argument, narrate an incident related to elements of thinking.
    3. Use thinking skills in verbal discussions about reading, life situations, academic material and discourse.
  3. Demonstrate thinking skills through interactions with peers or the instructor..
    1. Write clearly about the elements of listening and speaking as these reflect creative and critical thinking.
    2. Listen effectively in varied situations.
    3. Articulate various points of view about particular subjects.
    4. Explain verbally and in writing how thinking is both and individual and collaborative activity.
  4. Practice independent, intellectual curiosity.
    1. Complete at least one significant project which demonstrates higher level, academic rigor. 
  5. Apply higher level, critical thinking skills to deepen understanding of course material.
           B.  Actively engage with peers in discussions, seminars or other formats to enhance the
                depth of knowledge of the relevant material. 

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