Creative critical thinking

Qualifying Examination and Dissertation

At least one member of the QE committee, normally the chair, must be from among the participating core faculty in Creative Writing, and at least one departmental member of the committee will not be one of these.  Students in the concentration will meet the requirements of the (revised) . program Qualifying Examination, with the choice to substitute original creative work for the Qualifying essay requirement. This work may also be, if the student chooses, a hybrid creative/critical work.

. candidates in the Creative/Critical Writing concentration may choose one of two options for the dissertation:

1. A book length original creative project—novel, novella, collection of poems, collection of stories, creative non-fiction, or a hybrid/experimental form (including but not limited to digital/new media, performance/performativity/screen play, the lyric essay) with a substantial critical chapter of at least 75 pages that locates the work in its literary and historical contexts; OR

2. A dissertation on theory, form, poetics or history of the novel/ poetry; a translation; a critical edition.

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Yes, reason is useful, it is noble and desirable, it should be highly valued and carefully developed.  But we should keep things in perspective, regarding what reason can accomplish.  Probably most of us will agree with Paul (about the value of critical thinking) but also with the majority of experts, who conclude that becoming skilled at critical thinking does not guarantee that this powerful tool will always be used for the benefit of others.      { What are the relationships between Critical Thinking and Worldviews ? }
 

Creative critical thinking

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