SS-101: Inquiry, Discovery, and Practice

3 credit hours
Introduces students to critical thinking and humanistic methodologies of inquiry and communication. This course takes the idea of "critical thinking" beyond the workplace notion of problem solving to introduce students to the exercise of careful, informed, deliberate thought, with the goal of learning to critique accepted thought and action. Entails reading of critical thinkers, past and present, from disparate disciplines. Taught on a rotating basis by all members of the social sciences and humanities faculty. Open to students in other majors as well, this course may count as a general social science elective within the University Studies program. Course is cross-listed with HUM101. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.