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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 will also develop an action plan for pursuing your passion and changing our world for the better.

"I really liked the broad scope of the class, and I liked that it taught skills through examples. While we looked at history, we also worked to apply it to our everyday lives and goals."
- Lessons in Leadership student, Summer 2015

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Course Requirements:

Time commitment: The first week of your online course serves as the course orientation, during which you will get to know Canvas (Brown's learning management system), review course expectations and strategies for your success, learn about your instructor, and help us to learn a bit about you. These activities should take you just a few hours to complete.

The following week you will begin working with your instructor and classmates on the course itself. 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 coursework.

Prerequisites: none

• Computer with internet access and browser
• Headphones or speakers

Supplementary materials: approximately $40 (Note: Be sure to allow adequate time for shipping of required materials so that you have them in hand by the start of the course.)

Course Fee: $885

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