SW 309: Developing Leadership in Communities

3 credits

This course focuses on development of leadership skills and strategies that foster community engagement and strengthen the natural leadership of residents within neighborhoods and communities.  Students will examine theories of leadership and the ways in which they influence organizational structures that promote community well-being.  Central to this course is the acquisition and application of strategies that can be used to enhance the development of skills as well as the exercise of leadership by neighborhood and community residents.  Likewise, they will explore the mechanisms that support opportunities for collaboration across social, political, legal, and financial systems and the communication patterns that influence success. 

Pre-requisite: COM202 Intercultural Communication OR COM225 Interpersonal Communication