Applied Creativity

Applied Creativity

Course Description

This course revolves around a practical, yet academically vetted approach to creativity, and is designed for Honors students who strive to embrace the uncertainty that comes with collaborative and interdisciplinary learning. Central to this approach is the idea that creativity is not a talent that one either has or does not have; rather it is a disposition that can be engaged and disengaged as needed to generate ideas, solve problems, build networks, facilitate collaboration, and assist in team-building. This course brings faculty and new Honors students together for a "common experience” and introduces interdisciplinary education and the theoretical and practical integration of knowledge. By means of concise lectures, in-class discussions, and hands-on group projects, the tone of this course shifts between the comical, the philosophical, and the therapeutic. Additionally, students will be introduced to the Honors College’s goal of helping them imagine moving their work beyond the classroom into areas such as research, leadership, community service and, ultimately, both local and global engagement.

The Cultural Lives of Art & Crime

The Cultural Lives of Art & Crime

Installation Art

Installation Art