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Francesca Che Lo
GEN ST 348
Seattle Campus

Community Fieldwork: Special Topics

Credit/no-credit only.

Class description

This summer intensive class offers a highly experiential opportunity to help students incorporate cutting-edge leadership theories and knowledge into their own style of working with and leading others. We will explore intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational and transitional leadership skills needed for socially responsible leadership. Grounded in revolutionary concepts in leadership, this class focuses on helping students develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to serve as effective change agents in their communities and fields of work.

Student learning goals

Develop intrapersonal leadership skills to increase understanding of one's leadership styles, strengths, and challenges

Understand contemporary leadership theories and concepts allowing students to deliberate and contemplate leadership efforts objectively

Examine one's social location and its influence on students' leadership engagement

Develop interpersonal and organizational leadership skills necessary to work effectively with others to accomplish goals

Develop transitional development skills important to the sustainability of one’s own leadership practice

Identify personal values, motivations, and passions to then articulate a personal philosophy of leadership that guides students' future engagements

General method of instruction

This course will involve a variety of learning experiences including dialogue stimulated by common readings, experiential activities to engage holistically with core concepts, and collective examination of numerous case examples. Additionally, participants will engage in a group case study project of an individual leader who demonstrates socially responsible leadership. Several different kinds of written assignments will help students deepen, integrate and articulate their evolving learning. In-class activities will be highly interactive with much peer collaboration, and participants will have opportunities to pursue topics, questions, and applications of individual interest.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites required for this course.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will include journal entries responding to course readings, several individual short papers, a group "leadership theory teach-in" project, and a small group case study project.

Credit will be given to students based on class attendance, participation and completion of assignments.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Francesca Che Lo
Date: 03/28/2013