LEAD 202: Leadership Lessons from the Social Sciences

Course in Leadership and Communication
Course Description:

Through lectures, readings, and written assignments, this course provides a survey of the best evidence-based ideas from social science research that impact leadership theory and practice. Readings from fields such as organizational sociology, political science, behavioral economics, game theory, and positive psychology offer perspectives on effective leadership and decision-making based on human behavior and relationships, offering students insight they can incorporate into their leadership plans and apply in a broad range of professional settings.

You have the option to enroll in this course without committing to the entire Certificate in Leadership and Communication, enjoying the flexibility and expertise offered by Penn LPS Online to suit your schedule and interests. BAAS students, certificate students, and those taking individual courses must first complete either LEAD 101 or LEAD 304 before enrolling in this course.

Course Credits:
1 course unit (c.u.)*
Term Format:
Accelerated 8-Week Term
2021 Term Offered:
Spring 2 (accelerated): Mar 15 – May 11, 2021
Fall 2 (accelerated): Oct 28 – Dec 21, 2021
Prerequisites
LEAD 101 or LEAD 304

*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.

Instructor

  • Assistant Professor, Department of History and Government, Misericordia University
  • Senior Fellow, Penn Partnership for Religion and Urban Civil Society
  • Penn Partnership for Effective Public Administration and Leadership

Dr. Rebecca Padot is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Government and also teaches in the Government, Law, and National Security Program. She received all three of her Ivy League graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (PhD in Political Science, MGA/MPA at the Fels Institute of Government and an MA in Political Science). She also currently holds the title of… Read more

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