Critical & Creative Thinking, MA (Writing & Critical Reflection)
Master of Arts Degree in Critical and Creative Thinking with a Concentration in Writing and Critical Reflection
Why Pursue This Program
Through researching, studying and producing writing in a variety of genres and contexts, students of the Critical & Creative Thinking, MA (MA CCT) with a concentration in Writing and Critical Reflection program achieve a deeper theoretical understanding of both the influence that natural, digital, social and cultural environments have on their writing and the significant potential to impact these environments by their writing.
Through coursework, students will:
- Gain theoretical and practical knowledge needed to write effectively for professional success, social action and advocacy and personal fulfillment
- Acknowledge the wide variety of activities and products we refer to as writing and consider the ever-changing means to create and deliver writing
- Identify and understand the complex interactions between layers of purpose and audience in every writing situation
- Discover opportunities for critical reflection that will enhance your effective rhetorical and technical decision-making
Students completing this program must complete 30 credit hours, including the following requirements:
- Introduction to Critical & Creative Thinking
- 12 credit hours chosen from a primary concentration (see Courses Youll Take for a full description)
- An additional 12 credit hours chosen through an array of electives from outside the primary concentration or from a secondary MA CCT concentration
- A graduate project
More about the graduate project:
The graduate project for the MA CCT degree is intended to represent the culmination of a student's work within the program. Students propose and produce an independent creative project under the guidance of a faculty adviser drawing on their experiences throughout the program of study. The project may take one of a variety of forms. Examples include (but are not limited to), a formal research paper, development of a mobile app, production of a film or development of a project or program to be implemented in the student's community or place of employment.
More about the Master of Arts in Critical and Creative Thinking (MA CCT):
The Master of Arts in Critical & Creative Thinking (MA CCT) embodies the College of Arts & Sciences' ongoing commitment to personal enrichment as well as to the practical application of analytical skills and knowledge in a diverse array of both for-profit and nonprofit professional environments. This interdisciplinary degree provides a unique opportunity to pursue both breadth and depth within the rich and diverse landscape of the liberal arts and sciences. Students pursuing this degree will enhance their career potential by developing advanced skills and abilities necessary for critical thinking, creativity and leadership.
The online Master of Arts in Critical and Creative Thinking offers six concentrations including:
- Cultural & Global Analysis
- Ethics & Values
- Health & the Environment
- International Migration, Development & Citizenship
- Organizational Science & Leadership
- Writing & Critical Reflection
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.