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ETH 113 - Introduction to Black Women and Leadership

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This introductory course is designed to expose, connect and equip students with an overview of Black Women in leadership positions from African descent to modern America. It will provide a basic overview of leadership definitions, theories and concepts. Students will examine powerful Black Women who have demonstrated effective leadership in America, who made contributions that have furthered the process of social change in the African-American culture in the American society.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe the historical development of Black Women in leadership roles from African descent to modern America.
  2. Name various Black Women who demonstrated leadership and made life-changing contributions from African descent and modern America.
  3. Discuss the concept of leadership when applying it personally and professionally.
  4. Develop leadership skills.
  5. Communicate clearly and effectively as a leader.
  6. Identify the basic difference between leadership and management.
  7. Conduct mini research projects on leadership topics.
Listed Topics
  1. What is leadership?
  2. The difference between leadership and management
  3. Concepts in Black Leadership
  4. The contributions made by Black Women from African civilization before the New World
  5. A brief historical overview of slavery in the New World
  6. Africans in America: Enslaved Black Women from slavery to freedom in the New World
  7. Behind the Scenes: The involvement of Black Women leaders during the Civil Rights Movement
  8. On the Front Line: The representation and responsibility of Black Women’s role in the families, communities, churches, politics, films, music/entertainment, etc.
  9. Black Power: Investigate Black Women’s Leadership in education
  10. On the Rise: Identify Black Women in the 21st century demonstrating leadership roles that help shape and impact the African-American culture and society
  11. The future of Black Women and Leadership in America
Reference Materials
Lectures, DVD documentaries/videos, classroom activities/demonstrations and student classroom reports.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/13/2008

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