PPS 196S.39 – STUDENTS AS PUBLIC LEADERS
Students as Public Leaders will provide emerging and aspiring student leaders with a forum to consider the leadership challenges and opportunities unique to college students and explore what it means to develop “a public self.” The course will examine generational trends and significant events in the history of student leadership (e.g. Berkeley Free Speech Movement) and contemporary student leadership approaches and contexts (e.g. organizational, entrepreneurial, social change, and political). During the course, students will deepen their understanding of the risks, rewards, and responsibilities of public leadership and the methods by which students can exercise leadership at all levels of groups and organizations. Through an interactive instructional approach – including guest speakers, films, and case studies – students will develop an understanding of what it means to exercise leadership in public contexts. (W F 1:15- 2:30), Sanford 150.
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