Honors Program

Honors Puzzles, Strategy Games and Scientific Problem Solving

22483Honors Puzzles, Strategy Games and Scientific Problem Solving HON H302-01H MWF 10:00 am - 10:50 am

This course fulfills the Interdisciplinary Ways of Knowing (B.7) General Education Requirement.

Instructor: Dr. Dave Maloney (Physics)

Want to improve your thinking and problem solving skills?  Consider enrolling in Puzzles, Strategy Games and  Scientific Problem Solving, a course in reasoning and metacognition (thinking about your own thinking) that will introduce you to important reasoning and problem solving tools and give you practice using those tools in three different  domains.  Exploring analytical reasoning and problem solving in three different domains will enable us to compare and contrast how using reasoning skills is affected by the characteristics of a domain.  Puzzles, Strategy Games and Scientific Problem Solving is a challenging course that requires the willingness to reason vigorously and communicate clearly, specifically and precisely while playing games along the way.