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HNR 255 Leadership Development
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: A theoretical and applied study of leadership within the context of service. Approaches the study of the humanities as they relate to leadership theory, ethics, and management.

Prerequisites: RDG094


Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Explain how the humanities can be a source for leadership wisdom.
2. (Comprehension Level) Identify the characteristics and skills manifested in effective leaders.
3. (Evaluation Level) Assess personal leadership assumptions and philosophy through enhanced self-awareness.
4. (Application Level) Demonstrate servant leadership.
5. (Comprehension Level) Describe the complexities inherent in ethical leadership.
6. (Synthesis Level) Formulate personal leadership values.
7. (Application Level) Demonstrate effective techniques and strategies for articulating a vision.
8. (Evaluation Level) Explain the processes involved in effective decision-making.
9. (Knowledge Level) Describe different types of conflict and methods of leading through conflict.
10. (Synthesis Level) Explain the process of empowerment and the techniques effective leaders use to empower others.
11. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate in writing emerging personal leadership skills and abilities.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Read and respond in written and oral discourse to a variety of diverse texts from the humanities that address the subject of leadership from a variety of cultures and perspectives. These texts represent a history of leadership from ancient texts and philosophies to the modern age with an emphasis on the characteristics, skills, and theories common in effective leaders throughout the ages.
2. Participate in a series of practical problem-solving activities intended to challenge their self-perceptions as leaders. These exercises will require students to reflect in written and oral discourse on their strengths and weaknesses as leaders and the group oriented projects will require many to act as servant leaders to accomplish the objectives of the exercise.
3. Maintain a written journal to record their observations of the problem-solving activities; specifically, the process of developing strategic goals, the process of decision making and consensus and the nature of any conflict, and process of resolution, that occurs during the exercise.
4. Present in class a profile of a leader of their choice in a 15 minute oral presentation with an emphasis on servant leadership and the techniques the servant leader used to empower others, effect positive change in their environments, and assist others in adjusting to that change.
5. Complete the Keirsey Temperament Sorter II personality test in order to gain insight into different personality types and the ways in which they communicate. The test will also provide insight into the student's own personality type and methods of communication. Students will produce 1500 words of written discourse developing a personal leadership style based on the personality test and material presented in class.
6. Produce 4000 words of written discourse that address the evolution of leadership from ancient times to modernity with a recognition of the humanities as a viable source for examples and theories of leadership.
7. Work in small groups through a series of ethical challenges in leadership offering their solutions and the rationale supporting them to the other groups in short oral presentations.