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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Scribner Seminar Program
Course Description

Creative Minds

Instructor(s): Denise Evert, Psychology

Are you creative? Are there creative “types”? How do we measure creatively? Does the definition of creativity vary as a function of discipline? Can we learn to be more creative? Skidmore embraces the concept that Creative Thought Matters, so we will explore what creativity means, how it works, and why it matters. This seminar will engage in an analysis of the notion of creativity, including defining creativity, understand how it is measured, analyzing processes of creativity among other topics. You will develop your skills in integrating evidence across disciplines and clearly communicating your analysis both in writing and orally. You will also utilize your knowledge to complete a project exemplifying creativity.

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