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EDUC 318: Peer Leadership in the University Environment (2 credits)
Peer Leadership in the University Environment will define leadership within a local and global context. This course is designed to be an exploration of how values, beliefs, and social identities intersect to influence one's leadership philosophy. Students will develop their leadership identity not only through self-awareness, but through enhanced intercultural competence in an effort to collaborate and promote social change in the community. Through ongoing analytical reflection, students will develop a personal definition of leadership informed by different foundational leadership models. Students will integrate and apply their learning by engaging in a capstone research experience; thereby, transforming leadership philosophy into practice and actualizing positive social change in the University community.
Course Learning Outcomes:
As a result of completing this course successfully, students will:
The main element and largest grading component of this course is the capstone research project. In small groups, students will develop a research project based on an issue they want to see improved at UNC.