Class Dates
10/16/2023 to 12/15/2023
Delivered By
Online Asynchronous
Gayan Sam
Meeting Times
Meets by Appt
Meeting Location
Distance Education

Methods of Problem Solving for Integrated Professional Studies

COT 405 - Class Number: 14620

Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning


Practice in applying creative problem solving methods to a selection of problems solicited from multiple disciplines. Analysis of student solutions will examine similarities and difference between disciplines with regard to strategic exploration, identifying and validating constraints, testing assumptions, defending choices and approaches, and making decisions. Cases are deliberately chosen such that conventional solutions are not immediately apparent, where procedural algorithms and instructional troubleshooting scripts are inadequate or unavailable, and for which exact solutions might not actually exist.


  • Instructor Gayan Sam's permission is required after 10/17/2023.

Student Requirements:

  • Internet access

Enrollment Restrictions:

  • Junior standing

Enrollment Dates
03/20/2023 to 10/16/2023
Enrollment Limit

Credit/Tuition Options

Credit Option Hours

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