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Be Like Colombo! Sharpen Your Powers of Observation and Critical Thinking Skills

ID : 7910   
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Students will develop critical thinking skills, improve their visual sharpness, and experience camraderie and satisfaction.
Remember Lieutenant Colombo, the trench coat-wearing, detail-driven TV-series detective who relentlessly questioned everything? This highly interactive course can help you to acquire Colombo-like observational powers and critical-thinking skills!
First, we will clarify our own identity and worldview, guided by questions from Amy Herman's book, Visual Intelligence. Second, we will view arresting photographs of Coast-to-Coast American life from Rick Smolan and David Cohen's book, American 24/7. Third, we will define and apply critical thinking skills-- asumption, bias, fallacy, for example -- to these photographs, to "solve" the mystery or "define" the situation portrayed in them. Amaze yourself as you emerge from this course with Colombo-like visual sharpness, question-forming talents, and finely-honed critical thinking skills!
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Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Location
Online Class

Instructor
Mary Lynn Oertel 

Tuition: 

$0.00


Registration Closes On
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/24/2021 - 4/28/2021 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Online, Live-Online  Map, Room: Live-Online Mary Lynn Oertel 

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