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Course Description

EXPANDED
ETHS 011
Leadership for Social Change

Ashley Muñoz

Description

This class will explore theoretical perspectives on student organizing, leadership and social change. We will examine historical and contemporary social movements and connect this knowledge to hands-on experiences by organizing an event or series of events on campus. Students will explore and apply principles of participatory and sustainable leadership, anti-racism, coalition-building and allyship. They will also develop tools to navigate power dynamics in relation to race, class, gender and sexuality.

Through readings, lectures, discussions and a portfolio project, the course will enable students to enhance self awareness and help gain leadership skills needed to make a difference. The course cultivates opportunities to practice decision-making and personal accountability as emerging leaders.

No prerequisites. Open to all students.

Grading: P/NP. Please note this class earns 2 credits.

Requirements:

  • Work collaboratively with a team of classmates and peers to organize a project
  • Keep a journal of your engagement with the weekly reading and meditation.
  • Write a 3-4 page reflection of your participation in your team, lessons learned and areas for continued growth.

Offered fall 2016

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Last Updated: 6/22/17