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Critical Thought Symposium

An innovative, interactive learning program

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The Critical Thought Symposium has taken interactive and experiential learning experiences to a new level. The Symposium is a year-long course in which every class meeting is a simulation of complex situations requiring a crucial decision. Some simulations are based on historical events, while others are hypothetical situations that illuminate real-life issues. After the simulation, the professor for that simulation leads students in a reflection on their decision and crucial points in the discussion. Students represent a wide variety of majors throughout the colleges and schools of the university.  

The course aims to bring together outstanding traditional undergraduate junior and senior students to strengthen their abilities to think critically, creatively, constructively and ethically under the pressure of making a very difficult decision. Admission is competitive. Students experience and learn much about group dynamics, about communicating in the heat of the moment and about leadership.

Critical Thought Symposium
"[This course brings] together outstanding, traditional undergraduate students to strengthen their abilities to think critically, creatively, constructively and ethically under the pressure of making a very difficult decision." -Dr. Norris Frederick, coordinating professor for the symposium

Full-time traditional undergraduates who will be juniors and seniors may apply for this prestigious class and the accompanying scholarship. Students may be enrolled in any traditional undergraduate program at Queens University of Charlotte. Student selection will be a reward for demonstrated excellence while at Queens and post-graduation potential.

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To learn more about the Critical Thought Symposium, contact Dr. Norris Frederick at frederin@queens.edu.

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