Instructor: Mary Kate Snak 

3 credits (45hrs)

Howard Gardner’s book, Frames of Mind: The Theories of Multiple Intelligences (1983), was an attempt to look at the concept of intelligence differently. Gardner believed that if teachers embraced the concept multiple intelligences they would become more equipped to meet the diverse needs of the students in their classroom. In this course we will examine what Gardner called interpersonal intelligence, an ability to perceive and understand other individuals. Specifically, we will examine the impact that interpersonal intelligence has on an individual’s ability to successfully work in a cooperative group setting.