Course Abstract Details

HONOR-201, Exploring Leadership

Credits: 1

Course Description

HONOR-201, Exploring Leadership, is based on the assumption that leaders are made, not born, and that every individual has the capacity for leadership. In this course, students will examine their purpose, goals preferences and styles, and how they influence their leadership, learn about living and leading in a rapidly changing world, think about the ethical responsibilities of leadership, and discover their own leadership potential. Topics will include leadership theories and models, self-awareness, communication, group processes and behaviors, organizational leadership, diversity, ethical leadership and decision-making, and service leadership. This course is only for students participating in the Hill Scholars program. One credit. One billable hour. Additional $300 fee required. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

1. Leadership theory and models, both traditional and contemporary (GE 1,2,5,7; PG 1,2)
2. Leadership on a personal, group, organizational, societal and global level (GE 1,2,5,6,7; PG 1,2,4,5,6)
3. Self-knowledge and the influence of values, mission and vision on leadership (GE 1,2,7; PG 1,2,3,4)
4. The impact of gender and culture on leadership (GE 1,2,5,6,7; PG  1,2,3)
5. Group dynamics, communication, and organizational leadership (GE 1,2,7; PG 1,2,3,4,5,6)
6. Current leadership issues, examples and trends  (GE 1,2,6,7; 1,2)
7. Their own personal leadership potential, and how their responsibilities and commitments fit into the context of leadership for purposeful change  (GE 1,2,6,7; PG 1,2,3,4,6)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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