LEAD 203: Leadership Lessons from Great Books

Course in Leadership and Communication
LEAD 203: Leadership Lessons from Great Books
Course Description:

Learn leadership rhetoric, strategy, and principles from some of the most effective communicators and thinkers in history. Drawing from a range of philosophical and literary texts by Plato, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, and other great thinkers, the course explores a variety of moral frameworks and ethical perspectives on leadership. Videos, case studies, and writing exercises bring the readings to life and help students articulate relevant ideas 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
2020 Term Offered:
Spring 1 (accelerated): Jan 15 – Mar 12, 2020
Fall 1 (accelerated): Sep 1 – Oct 26, 2020
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 Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and has held the titles of Bradley… Read more

Instructor

  • Associate Director, Curriculum Development and Instruction, Penn LPS Online

Elizabeth Matthew is Penn LPS Online’s Associate Director of Curriculum Development and Instruction. Before coming to Penn, she was an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Business Communication Program at Temple University. Elizabeth holds a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in English from Penn State University and an EdD in Educational Leadership from St. Joseph’s University. Her doctoral dissertation focused on student learning outcomes in face-to-face and online… Read more

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