Credits: 3Description: Multiple sections are offered each term. This is the gateway course for the Leadership Minor, though students do not have to declare the minor in order to enroll. The course introduces participants to the major theories of leadership and their application in personal and professional settings. Participants engage in self-reflective and applied learning activities that allow them to draw upon their personal characteristics and experiences in order to make connections between class work and their own developing leadership style.
Description: Intergroup Dialogue is designed to provide foundational skills and knowledge needed to participate in and facilitate multicultural group interactions. It assumes that the most effective facilitators of cross cultural interactions possess competent levels of awareness, skill, knowledge and passion. Topics include: social identity development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; the dynamics of difference and power, and their impact on the nature of social oppression and/or the positive advancement of equity , civility, and justice in the world; and development of group facilitation skills and their application to multicultural settings. Particular emphasis is placed on interpreting leadership theory and practice in the context of values, the Social Change Theory of leadership development, UNF's six core values, and related processes of values integration. This course is open to all Juniors and Seniors and satisfies the primary elective requirement for the Leadership Minor.
SOP 3515: Foundations of Conflict Transformation
Description: This course engages diverse approaches to the theory and practice of conflict resolution and the methods for understanding, managing, and transforming conflict as means toward personal, organizational, and systemic change. The course explores the nature of conflict that is borne by individual, relational, cultural, and structural differences and inequities. Understanding how we respond to conflict be can highly enlightening and facilitate transformational learning through academic, experiential and reflective engagement. Leaders need to be able to negotiate it in ways that don't simply resolve conflict, but transform it as people, organizations and systems change toward constructive ends that advance the common good and build a world of peace and justice. This course will teach students the skills to engage those change efforts. This course satisfies the primary elective requirement for the Leadership Minor.
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