PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 007 Meaningful Leadership of Self and Others
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
Does not count toward the requirements for the Psychology major nor the major in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Leadership can be thought of as the ability to influence others in order to accomplish goals that are beyond any one person’s talents or capacities. This definition sounds simple but leadership actually captures many types of behavior that have to be integrated for leaders to be effective. Some of these include task oriented behaviors such as planning and problem-solving; relational behaviors such as empowering others and supporting their skills and the work they do; change oriented behaviors related to recognizing needs for change and advocating for it persuasively and encouraging innovation; and behaviors related to connecting well with people and groups that lay beyond one’s group or organization. Meaningfulness comes from three main sources: purpose, coherence, and significance. In the context of leadership, this entails the need to continuously pursue goals (purpose), the need to integrate various leadership behaviors and knowledge (coherence), and the need to seek ends that are of value to self and others (significance). Meaningfulness and leadership feed off of each other, which is why they are explicitly brought together in this class.

The broad aim of the course is to help students start to develop their leadership capacities with the pursuit of meaning being front and center.

Course Requirements:

Learning and development are driven by practice, feedback, and evaluative experience, so in addition to discussion of assigned readings, students will practice by engaging in role plays, undergo a leadership assessment and receive feedback, and reflect on their feedback and plan future activities to develop an action plan for continued growth of leadership capacities.

PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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11873
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12
 
12Enrollment Management
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
P
24805
Open
12
 
12Enrollment Management
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Psych 120-002 meets in the Pillsbury Room, East Hall. Take the elevator located at the Church St., Psych side entrance of East Hall to floor "4M".
003 (SEM)
P
28091
Open
12
 
12Enrollment Management
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
24806
Open
12
 
12Enrollment Management
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Psych 120-004 meets in the Pillsbury Room, East Hall. Take the elevator located at the Church St., Psych side entrance of East Hall to floor "4M".
005 (SEM)
P
23050
Open
12
 
12Enrollment Management
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
006 (SEM)
P
31372
Open
11
 
11Enrollment Management
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
31373
Open
12
 
12Enrollment Management
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M 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Note: PSYCH 120-007 Topic Title: Meaningful Leadership of Self and Others
008 (SEM)
P
31374
Open
12
 
12Enrollment Management
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Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
009 (SEM)
P
31375
Open
12
 
12Enrollment Management
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
010 (SEM)
P
31376
Open
12
 
12Enrollment Management
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (SEM)
P
31936
Open
12
 
 
12Enrollment Management
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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