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College of Extended Learning

Course descriptions

RCLP 1001 - Leadership Foundations (3 ch)

Students will be introduced to the philosophical and historical foundations of leadership theory and practice. Furthermore, they will study theories and models of leadership. Finally, they will explore their own as well as others’ potential to contribute to leadership processes. The course will focus on developing student skills in academic reading and writing, self-management and presentation, to enhance their leadership abilities. The main course outcomes will enhance student growth and competency in the Knowing-Self-And-Others (primary) and Personal-Well-Being (secondary) learning outcomes of Renaissance College.

RCLP 1011 - Worldviews, Religions and Cultures (3 ch)

This course will explore various worldviews and religions, and their formative influence on cultures, communities, individuals and particularly people in positions of leadership.

RCLP 1062 - Citizenship and Community Issues (3 ch)

Citizenship requires an awareness of civics and community issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. This module will introduce the area with reference to a topical community issue.

RCLP 2001 - Practicing Leadership in Community Projects (3 ch)

Students will study and practice leadership in the context of diverse communities and national organizations. Initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing a leadership project in an organization of the student’s choice as well as continuous reflection on and evaluation of this project will be at the core of this course. The course will focus on developing student skills in project management, communication, and cooperation. The main course outcomes will enhance student growth and competency in the Problem-Solving (primary) and Effective-Citizenship (secondary) learning outcomes of Renaissance College.

RCLP 3030 - Integrated Learning Portfolio (3 ch)

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Integrated Studies are required to construct personal learning portfolios to demonstrate achievement in each of the program's articulated learning outcomes. This course will introduce the learning outcomes, the theory and practice of experiential learning, and reflective writing, as they work toward constructing their understanding of the role and purpose of a personal learning portfolio.