Monday 6-8:50 PM
Through this class, students are introduced to leadership concepts and develop an increased awareness of individual interests and abilities. This class will rely heavily on student involvement and is designed to encourage challenging and stimulating interaction. The primary belief upon which this class and the entire Leadership MSU program is based is that leaders are not born, they are made. The skills and knowledge that contribute to effective leadership are teachable and learnable.
The course will focus on creating “hands-on” experiences where the students can develop an understanding of how to be a more effective, self-aware and knowledgeable student leader.
The course requires active participation and fulfillment of class requirements. The following represents major objectives of class activity:
Leadership characteristics, styles and theories Leadership in Movies
Self-exploration Using Children’s Literature as a Leadership Tool
StrengthsQuest The Importance of Humor in Leadership
Critical and Creative Thinking Skills The Leadership Challenge
Group Dynamics and Team Building
Experiential Learning Model
Ethical Decision Making
New Paradigms in Leadership Development
Leadership Across Cultures
The basis for your final mark will be the average of your quizzes, tests, and projects. In other words, everything you do in and for class counts. Grades will be as follows: 90-100(A), 80-89(B), 70-79(C), 60-69(D), and 59 and below(F).
Midterm-100 Final-100 Homework-100 Case Study-100 Alcoholedu-100 Service Learning-100 Leadership Action Plan-100 = 700 pts.
All assigned work will be due on dates specified. No late work will be accepted unless specific arrangements have been made with the instructor.
Is part of your grade. Roll will be taken twice every class. Once at the beginning of class and again after our break. You are allowed 3 absences. After 3, each absence will lower your final grade by one full letter grade (ex. If you miss two class dates that would be a total of 4 absences. If your final grade were 98, then it would be dropped to an 88.) See Student Handbook page 39 for AUTHORIZED ABSENCES, these will not be counted in this total.
No Cell phones in class