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Women and Leadership

Course enrollment will be available for this course once it is scheduled.

Course enrollment will be available for this course once it is scheduled.

Course Description

Despite remarkable progress over the last hundred years, women in the 21st century still face unique challenges in educational, career, social, and political arenas. In this course, students (1) analyze the position and portrayal of women in society, (2) explore how gender and other factors influence women’s leadership styles, and (3) propose strategies to facilitate inclusion and social justice for women.

Students learn how both gender and leadership are socially constructed through experiential activities and readings from a variety of disciplines. They hone their communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills in interactive workshops and team-building exercises. Finally, they apply course concepts in their school or community through their capstone Action Plan project.

Students in this class have the opportunity to “find their voice” and challenge themselves intellectually and personally. They create and participate in a supportive learning environment that promotes self-reflection, critical discourse, and community-building. Students leave the program with more consciousness, compassion, and confidence to effect positive change on behalf of women and the greater global citizenry.

Please Note:

This course is part of the Leadership Institute program, a 2-week immersive experience with busy days. Our mission is to help students develop and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes associated with effective and socially responsible leadership. The Leadership Institute consists of three elements: academic content, leadership development, and the Action Plan. Participants are intellectually curious and compassionate students who are interested in social issues and creating positive change.

Additional programmatic information can be found here

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