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.
As a result of taking this class, participants will have the opportunity to:
- Critique the social location of information they receive from a critical lens
- Articulate their own personal leadership style
- Create a liberative leadership curriculum for a group or organization on campus
To register during course registration, search for "Critical Perspectives" under course listing ASCI 122.
Spring Quarter 2020
This course will be taught online for this quarter
Instructor: Gabrielle Garrard, Assistant Director for Leadership Programs, Center for Student Involvement