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Courses with the archetype “analysis and synthesis” ask the learner to apply and synthesize the knowledge they have in order to perform analysis of novel real-world scenarios (think case studies or actual problems from the real world, not short textbook problems). These are often upper-level courses that rest on several courses with the foundational knowledge archetype. For example, a course in Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design relies on the knowledge obtained in Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Statics, and Chemical Processes (among prerequisites to those courses).
Examples: Marketing Strategies, English Literature, Educational Theories, Business Ethics, Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design, Global Strategies across Cultures
Hallmarks of this learning architecture: There will be fewer learning objectives (but higher Bloom levels) than foundational knowledge or information recall classes. Assessments will oven overlap, covering the same objectives as proficiency grows. Course objectives often align with workplace skills.