The purpose of this course is to help students recognize and practice critical thinking skills. Critical thinking skills will enhance and hone decision making during tactical and administrative activities. Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Further, we will examine the design, implementation, and evaluation of problem-solving techniques. Students will explore how viable problem-solving alternatives are generated and put into practice. Students will examine the link between problem-solving and decision making.