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SDS 115H - Honors Leadership

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

The purpose of this course is to help Honors students further develop their leadership potential.  The concepts of  leadership are explored through both theory and practice, including service to others.  Through the study of great leaders as portrayed by writers and historians, students will gain a deeper understanding of the impact of leadership strategies and will practice essential skills for effective leadership.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Formulate a fundamental understanding of leadership and the skills manifest in effective leaders.
  2. Appraise his/her personal leadership assumptions and philosophy to enhance self-awareness.
  3. Apply effective techniques for articulating a vision.
  4. Practice the steps involved in setting goals.
  5. Articulate his/her personal leadership values with an awareness of the complexities inherent in ethical leadership.
  6. Employ the processes involved in effective decision making.
  7. Differentiate types of conflict and the roles a leader can play in managing conflict.
  8. Illustrate team-building and empowerment strategies.
  9. Employ effective methods for initiating change and providing meaningful service to others.
Listed Topics
  1. Leadership philosophy
  2. Leadership theory
  3. Goal setting
  4. Articulating a vision
  5. Ethical leadership
  6. Team building
  7. Decision making
  8. Managing conflict
  9. Leading through service
Reference Materials
Appropriate textbooks, film clips and resource materials.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/16/2018

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