PPS 140S – Women as Leaders
This course will teach students to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing women, including themselves, in their quest to practice leadership in public life. Students will understand the historical roots of our conceptions of leadership and the ways American women have worked with, around and on those ideas over the last two centuries. They will analyze the current-day debates over women and leadership in the press and academic literature, and the relationship between theory and practice. Students will gain confidence in their own ability to create leadership roles for themselves over time, and will begin to shape goals that are creative, challenging and optimistic, while founded on a realistic understanding of the complexities involved in women’s lives and in practicing the art of leadership in public life.
[Areas of Knowledge: SS]