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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 explores various religious and secular worldviews or philosophies of life, what they are, how they come to expression in our everyday actions and their formative influence on cultures, communities, individuals and particularly people in positions of leadership. To enhance knowledge of self and others, students visit sacred places, explore the worldviews of others and gain critical awareness of their own.

RCLP 1062 - Citizenship and Community (3 ch)

An interdisciplinary examination of the social, ethical and political dimensions of citizenship. In addition to surveying the rights and duties of citizenship in a democratic society, the course reviews different forms of civic engagement in the public domain and key issues surrounding social equality and diversity among citizens. These topics are examined in the context of leadership, focusing on the critical understanding of the various roles that citizens play as members of local, national and global communities. Emphasis is placed on developing and maintaining a broad social and political awareness of the forces and events that shape these communities.

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.

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