This course will provide students with a foundational understanding of key research and scholarship on leadership, as well as to provide an opportunity to begin to apply that knowledge to their own leadership.
The cornerstone of our work together will be the premise that studying leadership teaches critical thinking, writing and speaking; creativity and problem solving; human diversity as an asset; social responsibility; history as a source of knowledge for understanding the present and planning for the future; collaboration and empowerment; and leading change in groups and organizations.
We begin by examining humanistic and philosophical approaches to the study of leadership and move to the theoretical rubrics from the social sciences. Students will be exposed to the major findings as well as disputed findings in the field. Leadership studies within legal education will be explored. In this first class of leadership theory at UMSOL, students will help shape the future direction of leadership studies at the University of Maryland School of Law by creating a Learning Community and UMSOL Leadership Wiki, exploring our work together as we accomplish our task. Students will participate in a one-day experiential conference on leadership in groups as well as attend one cultural event in Baltimore with the intention of exploring leadership concepts as portrayed in the arts.
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Last offered Fall 2013.