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Lessons in Leadership: What History's Great Leaders Can Teach Us Today

  • Program: Online
  • Course Code: CEHI0920

This course is expected to run but has not yet been scheduled.

Course Description

What makes a great leader? What is your own leadership potential, and how can you increase it? Do you have a passion -- such as literacy, the environment, or equal rights -- and hope to make an impact one day?

Great leaders often possess several key leadership skills. Based on one of Brown University's most popular political science courses, this course offers students the opportunity to discover new insights from great historical leaders, examine key leadership skills, and build upon your own leadership awareness and potential. You also will develop an action plan for pursuing your passion and changing our world for the better.

"The quality of instruction I've received in just a month with Brown faculty was incredible. I was amazed at how I was able to connect with my instructors and with fellow students. All and all it's been just as, if not more, rewarding than some of the best classes I've ever taken in a traditional classroom setting."
- Lessons in Leadership student, Summer 2014

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Course Requirements:

Time commitment: To be successful in this course, you must have reliable internet access, and will be expected to participate multiple times each week. Plan to spend approximately 10 hours per week on reading, writing, and participating in discussions and other course activities.

Students will have access to this course one week before the official start date in order to complete a brief orientation.

Prerequisites: none

• Computer with internet access and browser
• Headphones or speakers
• Word-processing tool that will allow you to save documents as either a .doc, docx, or .pdf

Supplementary materials: approximately $40

Course Fee: $885

You might also be interested in: Leadership and Global Engagement (on campus course)