Rochester Center for Community Leadership

Develop Leadership

CAS 358: The Leadership Experience

CAS 358 / CRN 19562 (Fall 2015) - 2 credits

Course Description

Although leadership has been recognized throughout history, the study of this phenomenon has grown immensely in recent decades, exploring fundamental questions, including, "What is leadership?" and, "Can it be taught?" This course will provide you with an opportunity to learn about leadership history, theory and practice by engaging with other leaders, and by analyzing your own experiences. Through readings, lectures, video, and guest speakers, the course will introduce various concepts and models, with particular emphasis on the social change model of leadership. Students emerge from the class with a well-informed definition of this complex and multifaceted concept, and well-connected to exercise leadership on campus and beyond.

This course can be used to satisfy the requirements of the Citation for Achievement in College Leadership.