03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW
Robinson Hall A101
Section Information for Spring 2014
This learning community will explore the intersections of the concepts of ethics and leadership from a wide range of disciplines, contexts, and professions. Students and the course facilitator together will explore questions such as: How are values and ethics established in individuals and organizations? Is ethical leadership desirable and necessary? How does ethical leadership apply to me? What are some helpful approaches to ethical questions? What are the responsibilities of leaders to establish ethical climates in their organizations and communities? What are the tensions between ethics and leadership? Are there universal values and ethical principles in leadership? How does culture influence ethics and
This learning community is designed to help students to develop as leaders and to prepare them to have a positive influence on others at Mason, as well as throughout their lives. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students will deepen and broaden their learning about theories, models, and constructs related to the study and practice of ethics and leadership while examining compelling contemporary questions and dilemmas. Students will develop strategies and ways of thinking when faced with ethically complex dilemmas in the leadership process. This is a highly interactive learning community that requires you to
reflect and to actively participate in in-class activities and discussion. This learning community will include experiential learning activities that connect formal knowledge with real world experiences and includes one credit of experiential learning, making it a 4-credit course.
Please note: This course is designed to help you better understand the ways in which you are already making ethical decisions and to promote reflection and dialogue in order to help you think about ethical leadership in even deeper, more complex ways. We will not come to consensus on how to act in all situations. The focus is on “ethical fitness” that we each can develop over time. As we develop this ethical fitness, and consistently focus on it over time, we can be more prepared when the time for ethical action arises. When we are confronted with decisions of an ethical nature it can help to have already thought about many of the relevant topics and internalized an ethical decision making process. Ethical development is a lifelong process.
NCLC 404 002 has a required $15 lab fee.