LEAD 1000 is a non-credit course offered for students interested in Self-Leadership.
The purpose of this non-credit course is to help new students at Georgia Southern University begin to develop their leadership skills and potential. This course seeks to enhance students’ opportunities for success by focusing on developing both their personal and leadership skills. It is an intentional approach to developing freshmen who aspire to be leaders in college and in their careers.
LEAD 1000 features a variety of experiential learning exercises to challenge you to grow as a student and as a leader. The course will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and resources you need to become a successful member of the GSU community and a lifelong leader. Throughout the fifteen week course, you will build confidence in yourself and your abilities to work effectively with others.
LEAD 2000 is a non-credit course for students interested in Collaborative Leadership.
This course is intended to clarify the meaning of strategic group leadership and assists students in becoming leaders for both their own careers and for their own organizations. Students will learn about the role they play in teams, the power of motivation, developing trust in teams, and the importance of group dynamics. The strategic group leadership process also empowers students to recognize a problem, intervene, and apply a solution or resolution. Students will identify their own strengths and weaknesses in leading groups.
LEAD 2100 is a non-credit course offered for students interested in developing leadership through service-learning. This course has no pre-requisites.
The purpose of this non-credit course is to train new Service-Learning Student Facilitators. Student Facilitators assist faculty by organizing, planning, coordinating and leading a service-learning experience. LEAD 2100 students develop a full understanding of service-learning, and acquire the skills needed to facilitate a service-learning project.
The actual facilitator project takes place in the following semester. Students work within a specific, pre-approved service-learning course, supervised by the instructor, leading the service-learning component. After successfully completing their project with this faculty mentor, certified Student Facilitators join a group of trained students that professors may call upon and who are eligible to receive stipends through the Service-Learning Mini-Grant program.
LEAD 3000 is a non-credit course for students interested in Community Leadership.
This course is intended to help students achieve a deeper understanding of the concept of community and to help them identify the communities of which they are a part. In so doing, students will come to understand the concepts of privilege and oppression and how the type of leadership encapsulated in the ideal of active citizenship focuses on the alleviation of oppression through service to others. Inherent in such leadership are the tenets of change and being a change agent. Students will build upon the foundation of their values and strengths to identify their passion(s) and then integrate all of these to develop a vision for change and for their sustainable leadership legacy.
LEAD 2031 Principles of Leadership is a 3 credit-hour course designed to provide an in-depth study of the history, theory, and practical use of leadership in society.
The purpose of this 3 hour-credit, interdisciplinary course is to introduce students to the “nature and concept” of leadership. Students will gain a broad understanding of the history and origins of leadership, theoretical approaches to leadership, and the skills necessary to serve in leadership roles. As students master the fundamentals of the concepts, they will be encouraged to test their ability to apply these concepts to their own life experiences.
The teaching foundation for this course defines leadership as a process, not a position. Leadership involves collaborative relationships that lead to collective action grounded in the shared values of people who work together to effect positive change. Students will be challenged to think critically about leadership through class discussion, group projects, reflective papers, and more.