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Critical Perspectives Course

Critical Perspectives is a for-credit course designed to apply a critical lens to the ways in which we have been socialized to think and understand leadership and traditional leadership theory. The course is built on the following assumptions of leadership:

  • Leadership is a process;
  • Everyone has the capacity to be a leader;
  • Leadership is not positional;
  • The historical representation of leaderrship and subsequent development of leadership theory is rooted in oppression;
  • In order to create liberative leadership education opportunities, we must center the voices of marginalized communities in our theory, pedagogy, and design.

Eligibility to Participate

Open to all undergraduate students; no prerequisites to enroll.

Learning Outcomes

After participating in this course, you will:

  • Critique the social location of all forms of information you receive from a critical lens with an understanding of the contextualization of knowledge production;
  • Decolonize leadership theory through the creation of liberative leadership interventions to implement in your communities on-campus.

Course Registration

To register during course registration, search for "Critical Perspectives" under course listing ASCI 122.


Spring Quarter 2020
Day & Time TBA
@ Locatelli Student Activity Center, Room 209

Instructor: Gabrielle Garrard, Assistant Director for Student Leadership, Center for Student Involvement

For More Information

Contact: Gabrielle Garrard