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GS1140 Problem Solving Theory Syllabus Credit hours: 4.5 Contact/Instructional hours: 45 (45 Theory)

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GS1140 Problem Solving Theory Syllabus © ITT Educational Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved. [2] 10/28/2013 COURSE SUMMARY COURSE DESCRIPTION This course introduces students to fundamental principles, strategies and methods of problem solving theory. MAJOR INSTRUCTIONAL AREAS 1. Principles of critical reading, analytical thinking, and mathematical reasoning 2. The general problem solving process 3. Problem solving theory and tools COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of this course, you should be able to: 1. Explain the importance of identifying the correct problem in a situation. 2. Gather the relevant information regarding a problem situation by using critical analysis of information and interviewing. 3. Identify the correct problem in a given scenario by using various problem definition techniques. 4. Apply idea generation techniques to generate possible solutions for a given problem. 5. Decide the course of action to solve a given problem by employing Kepner-Tregoe strategies. 6. Formulate a plan to implement a solution for a given problem using a methodical approach. 7. Evaluate the effectiveness of a solution by applying standard guidelines, checklists, and considerations. 8. Apply mathematical tools to solve problems.
GS1140 Problem Solving Theory Syllabus © ITT Educational Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved. [3] 10/28/2013 COURSE OUTLINE MODULE 1: ORGANIZED APPROACH TO PROBLEM SOLVING COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES COVERED 1. Explain the importance of identifying the correct problem in a situation. TOPICS COVERED Real Versus Perceived Problem Need for a Structured Approach to Problem Solving Five-Step Problem Solving Heuristic MODULE LEARNING ACTIVITIES GRADED OUT-OF- CLASS TIME Reading: Strategies for Creative Problem Solving (Custom ed.), Chapter 1, pp. 1 11. No 0.75 hrs. Lesson: Study the lesson for this module. No 1 hr. Discussion: Participate in the discussion titled “ My Choice for a Problem Solver.” Yes 1 hr. Analysis: Submit the assessment titled “Identifying the Real Problem.” Yes 2 hrs. Project: Review the project requirements and Complete Task 1. No 2 hrs. Total Out-Of-Class Activities: 6.75 Hours

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GS1140 Problem Solving Theory Syllabus © ITT Educational Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved. [4] 10/28/2013 MODULE 2: DEFINING THE REAL PROBLEM COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES COVERED 1. Explain the importance of identifying the correct problem in a situation. 2. Gather the relevant information regarding a problem situation by using critical analysis of information and interviewing. 3. Identify the correct problem in a given scenario by using various problem definition techniques. 8. Apply mathematical tools to solve problems. TOPICS COVERED The Process of Gathering Information About a Problem Problem Definition Techniques Classification of Numbers Basic Mathematical Operations of Numbers Fractions Basic Algebra: Addition and Subtraction of Algebraic Expressions MODULE LEARNING ACTIVITIES GRADED OUT-OF- CLASS TIME Reading:
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