Introduction to Contemporary Critical Thinking
A broad interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary literary and aesthetic theory and critical methods as these relate to the study of literature and the arts.
CMPST
610
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCmLit 310, Hum 350, Clsscs 420; or equivalents.
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Course Outcomes: 


Introduction

Introduce students to the major and most recent developments in critical theory so that they are more adequately equipped to be aware of the assumptions, problems, and opportunities of doing comparative work.

Develop Interpretation Skills

Develop the students' skills of interpretation that demonstrate keen awareness both of current critical debates and of the particular qualities of the objects of study.

Develop Argumentation Skills

Develop the students' skills of argumentation that demonstrate awareness of the complex and subtle range of views possible without losing clarity or persuasiveness.

Develop Self-Awareness Skills

Develop the students' skills of self-awareness that will improve the quality of questions they bring to their research and enhance the value of their interdisciplinary and comparative critical work in the humanities.