ALA 175 - Foundations in Leadership
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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Who are you as a leader? How do we lead ethically in times of uncertainty and crisis? How do we lead in an increasingly complex, interdependent world? What skills and tools do we need to collaborate with others? How do we maintain focus in the age of distraction?

In this course, students will critically reflect on their leadership journeys and develop a personal leadership philosophy. This work will be informed by leadership theories, social justice literature, diversity research, and contemplative practices. Students will learn that leadership skills develop over time and intentional practice. They will be introduced to the Mindful Mindset, the BLI Habits, and a host of contemplative practices that make concrete the practice of leadership and focus in an age of constant distraction. Finally, they will be able to apply their learning and practice leadership and collaboration through a small-scale team project.


Intended Audience:

The course is open to undergraduate students of all majors, disciplines and interests.


ALA 175 - Foundations in Leadership
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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