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    Otterbein University
  Nov 21, 2017
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

TYS 2003 - The Emerging Leader

Hours: 4
This course seeks to provide a transition for Adult learners returning to college, or beginning college for the first time, and students transferring to Otterbein University from other institutions. Students will be challenged to learn the expectations and skills required to succeed in higher education and beyond as life-long learners, to understand the ways in which a liberal arts education will prepare them to be engaged citizens in their communities and the world, and to explore their own identities and strengths through active self-reflection. To achieve these ends, students will engage in a number of learning activities. They will use several personality and strengths assessment tools to determine their styles of interaction, problem-solving, and personal strengths. Through readings and class discussion, they will clarify their own values and the differing value structures that exist and how these impact relationships. They will learn basic principles of effective leadership and consider how they might develop and maximize their own strengths. They will engage with their communities to learn the obstacles and opportunities facing their own neighborhoods and ways they might become involved, whether through civic or cultural engagement. While learning the structure of Otterbein’s Integrative Studies program and majors, they will map their own development and goals.