Creative Thinking


What is the course about?

Creativity is considered as one of the most important “soft skills” needed for everyone in this ever-changing world. It is now recognized that creativity can be nurtured and developed. There are creative thinking techniques that are universal to problem solving and can be broadly applied across disciplines.This course is working towards laying out a foundation for our students to develop a habit for creative thinking that will enable them to utilize later in their chosen discipline. It aims at raising students’ idea generation fluency, imagination capacity and risk taking parameters with the help of simple training. It also helps them recognize how one can develop creativity by shaping their attitude and overcoming the blocks.The course start with introducing what is creativity, why creativity and then follow by how to be creative. This course takes student through the confluence view of creativity, the levels and style of creativity and the principles in creative problem solving. Students will develop their creativity through exercises of different creative thinking techniques and continuous self-reflection.

Course Code Offering Department(s) Area of Learning Units & Hours
GDAR1897 AF ARTS (3,3,0)
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IGEThis is an interdisciplinary GE (IGE) course.
  1. One IGE course is listed for more than 1 area of learning. You can decide which area of learning you would like the course to fulfill, by enrolling in the course with the corresponding course code.

Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.