Dec 12, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

FYS 1013 - Woman’s Leadership

Hours: 4
This class will focus on the historic, current, and future challenges and opportunities associated with women seeking and fulfilling leadership roles. We will examine various perspectives on leadership and advice on how to become a leader, as well as the social, cultural and economic factors associated with women and leadership. We will also discuss the work of authors who have speculated that leadership expectations are changing in the 21st century and how such changes are likely to affect women’s roles in the future. Class sessions will include speakers who work in different sectors discussing their individual views and experiences related to women and leadership roles. In addition, each student will be asked to select a current, highly visible woman leader and follow her, using whatever resources and tools are available – news media, blogs, tweets – over the course of the semester. This may be a leader in the field you hope to pursue in your career, or a woman playing a leadership role in an area that intrigues you.