Spring 2013, Sections 106, 107, 108
Lecturer: Simon N. Meade-Palmer
Office: T038, (3rd Floor)
Phone: Ext. 9275
Office Hours: Saturday 14:00-14:50 PM, Sunday 13:00-14:20, Monday 18:00-19:00 PM
Class Time/Location: Section 106, Sat & Mon, 15:00-15:50 PM Section 107, Mon, 20:00-21:50 PM Section 108, Sat & Mon, 9:00-9:50 AM
I. Course Overview
The purpose of this interdisciplinary course is to introduce students to the characteristics of leadership. Students gain a broad understanding of the theoretical approaches to leadership and teamwork and the core concepts, of contemporary leadership. Mastering the fundamental concepts increases the student’s ability, to apply these concepts to their own life experience.
II. PMU Competencies and Learning Outcomes
The course requires critical thinking and analysis as well as familiarization with learning outcomes expectations and measures. The course provides a logical framework by which students prepare for the senior year capstone experience. Students are introduced to the fundamental concepts and tools used to enhance decision-making. They learn to recognize the importance of leadership and teamwork, concepts such as initiative, planning and organizing, quality improvement, consulting, critical thinking and problem solving, and group facilitation. The student learns to understand the consequences of changes in relevant variables. Course exercises require students to work as a team to analyze a problem, and to write and orally present a report. Students work in groups on projects and assignments and use the Internet to retrieve relevant information and data needed to address the projects and assignments.
III. Detailed Course Description
Leadership and teamwork depends on willingness to act and to
Links: Cannon, M. D. & Griffith, B. A. (2007). Effective groups: Concepts and skills to meet leadership challenges. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.