Ctr. For Studies in Creative S (CRS)

CRS 189 TOPIC COURSE

1-3, 0/0

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CRS 201 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP

3, 3/0

History of leadership and leadership as an ongoing process of challenge, growth, and development. Students learn the foundational concepts of leadership, assess their own leadership styles, and discuss issues relevant to leadership. Provides opportunities for personal awareness and promotes effective leadership-skills development. Includes opportunities for the practice of leadership skills in campus and community organizations. Offer every semester.

Equivalent Courses: BUS 201, UNC 201

CRS 205 FOUNDATIONS IN CREATIVE THINKING

3, 3/0

Recognition and nurturing of creative potential. Focus on the creative person, the creative process, the creative product, and the creative environment. Further emphasis on the interactive nature of these elements and individual application in personal and professional settings. Offered every semester.

CRS 302 CREATIVE APPROACHES TO PROBLEM SOLVING

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: CRS 205 or CRS201, CWP 101, and CWP 101. Creative problem-solving methods and techniques. Emphasis on the application of creative problem solving to challenges, goals, and opportunities students face in their personal and professional lives. Offered fall only.

CRS 303 CREATIVE LEADERSHIP THROUGH EFFECTIVE FACILITATION

3, 3/0

Learn and practice creativity concepts as they relate to leadership; examination of individual leadership styles and specific methods and techniques to apply concepts and skills. Offered every semester.

CRS 304 DEVELOPING CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING FACILITATION SKILLS

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: CRS 205 and CRS 302. Develop and apply facilitation and leadership skills in a variety of settings. Participate in supervised practice using creative problem-solving techniques with groups and individuals. Offered spring only.

CRS 320 APPLICATIONS OF CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: CRS 205. Exploration of creative processes within a creative environment that produce novel and useful products. The nature of creative people; examination of personal experience in the application of creativity in the arts, science, education, and business. Personal creative ability developed through class activities, readings, and interaction. Offered spring only.

CRS 389 TOPICS IN CREATIVE STUDIES: APPLYING INTERDISCIPLINARY PRINCIPLES

3, 3/0

This interdisciplinary course examines major principles of creativity and their applications to everyday life-personal, social, professional, avocational. Explores the nature of creative persons and those factors that encourage or inhibit creative expression. Examines research for its various implications and applications. Guest speakers from a variety of disciplines examine creativity from their diverse viewpoints. Participation in the creative process in a variety of ways. Offered occasionally.

CRS 435 EXPERIENCES IN LEADERSHIP

3, 3/0

As the culminating course in leadership, the capstone experience is designed to synthesize prior coursework and serve as a transition to professional leadership opportunities. This will be primarily achieved through an applied leadership experience in which students will be required to employ knowledge and skills gained from prior courses in the minor program. To enable students to develop an understanding of leadership in applied contexts, they will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from successful leaders in the Western New York region. Finally, students will be required to articulate a vision of themselves as future leaders in their respective professions and communities. Offered alternate years.

CRS 495 SPECIAL PROJECT

1-3, 0/0

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CRS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY

3-15, 0/0

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