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Women and Leadership

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

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 affect positive change on behalf of women and the greater global citizenry.