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HPC 2700 SECTION 101
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
STUDENT UNION 244 J (Linville Gorge)
Jamar Banks
Center for Student Involvement and Leadership
244 J Plemmons Student Union
828-262-6252 (work)
Office Hours: available: 8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
Email: [email protected]
Course Purpose:
This course is designed to engage students in opportunities for individual assessment, self-exploration, study
theories and principles of leadership from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Course Objectives:
To conceptualize the meaning of leadership and understanding the application process therein;
To provide opportunities for self-discovery and personal growth through active
To develop an understanding of and appreciation for the increasing complexity
In a global society;
To become aware of personal strengths and weaknesses as a leader;
To provide students the opportunity to participate in co-curricular learning;
Course Structure/Materials:
Leadership Theory and Practice Sixth Edition by Peter G. Northouse, 2012
This course is based upon the premise that students, when given adequate information and opportunities to
develop competencies in leadership, can assume a more responsible and intentional strategy for their growth
and development.
The course consists of two components. The first is the in-class instructional time and out of class assignments.
The format for this component will include group discussion, self-exploration, readings, lecture, presentations,
writing assignments, etc. The second component is an experiential learning requirement. Each student will be
required to participate in a group service project during the course. Each student is EXPECTED to read the
course text in order to prepare for class assignments and participation. Materials from the book will be
covered ALL YEAR.
Students are expected to attend class prepared to participate in discussions,
be attentive to the information presented, and participate in learning
Students are expected to complete all assignments on time and turn in all
required assignments.
Students are encouraged to discuss concerns affecting their class performance
or other issues which might affect them in a timely and appropriate manner.
Students are expected to perform at their highest level possible.
Students are expected to meet with the instructor at least twice during the
course in an individual conference outside of the class.
Students are expected to attend all classes unless there is justifiable reason for absence
What Students Can Expect:
Instructor(s) will follow the course syllabus and inform students of any
changes which might be necessary in a timely manner.
Instructor(s) will attempt to include a variety of teaching techniques that
will actively involve students in the learning process.
Instructor(s) will stay current on literature and developments in the field
and will be prepared for class each session.
Instructor(s) will provide timely feedback on course progress and return
assignments in a timely fashion.
Course Evaluation:
Evaluation is a part of every course at the institution and of course a final grade will be given for this course
too. All students have the potential to earn an “A” in this course. You will be evaluated on a variety of factors
which will contribute to your final grade. It is important to realize, that while everyone has the potential to earn
an “A”, not everyone will necessarily earn one. The class has many aspects to it that contribute to your
development and as a measure of your success in the class. Each part of the course is important and you should
strive to do your best with each. Working harder in one area versus another will only result in you not getting
as rich of an educational experience as possible. It is also important to realize that mastering the concepts
discussed in class is not the only measure of your effectiveness and does not necessarily mean that you will be
successful as a leader. Leadership success is based upon many things of which mastery of concepts and
materials is only one. The application of these concepts and theories is perhaps more important than the
concept itself.
You will be evaluated on the following course components:
● Attendance and Participation: Your attendance is required and participation is highly encouraged. You
will be graded on both. 125 points
● Exams: Each student will show competency in leadership by taking 2 exams during the course of the
semester. Each test will be worth 100 points for a total of 200 in this area.
● Service Activity: the class will select and organize a community service experience as a group with the
approval of the instructor. The class will present their final project and reflection during the final exam
week. This will count as the final exam. 125 points
● Quizzes, Writing/Reading Assignments: throughout the class students will be given various writing
assignments. You will be assessed on the quality of your writing, depth of understanding, and creativity.
Students will also view movies and analyze case studies. Writing assignments will factor in to your
attendance and participation grade. 100 points
Course Grading:
A 93-100 points
A- 90-92 points
B+ 87-89 points
B 83-86 points
B- 80-82 points
C+ 77-79 points
C 73- 76 points
C- 70-72 points
D+ 67-69 points
D 63-67 points
D- 60-62 points
Statements of Disability Services
Appalachian State University is committed to making reasonable
accommodations for individuals with documented qualifying disabilities
in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Those seeking
accommodations based on a substantially limiting disability must contact
and register with The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at <>
<> or 828-262-3056. Once registration is
complete, individuals will meet with ODS staff to discuss eligibility
and appropriate accommodations.
Introduction to Leadership Development
Section 101
Fall Semester 2014
Tentative Class Schedule
13 January:
Review of Syllabus and Expectations; class introductions; Students draft their own set of
expectations for the course.
Assignment for Next Class: What is Leadership?
The paper should be typed, double spaced and less than 200 words.
Read Chapter 1 The Introduction
15 January:
Discussion on Chapter 1 Leadership Activity
Assignment: Read 8
20 January:
Discuss article and view video clips Assignment: Read Chapter 2
22 January:
Service and Leadership
Club Hub (Act Office, BSA, APPS, Club Sports, SGA, Club Council, Fraternity/Sorority)
27 January:
Trait Lecture
Service and leadership project discussion; Assignment: Find a research article that
discusses in details the vital elements of trait theory is prepared to discuss your findings
in class
29 January:
True Colors Exercise and Discussion
Assignment: Read Chapter 3
3 February:
Bucket List Discussion & Group Case Studies
5 February:
Chapter 3 Discussion
10 February:
Movie: Red Tails
12 February:
Movie: Red Tails
Assignment: Reflection Paper & Read Chapter 4
17 February:
Review Reflection & Chapter 4 Quiz
19 February:
Business and Local Government Panel Discussion
Assignment: Read Chapter 5
24 February:
Chapter 5 Discussion
26 February:
Review Chapters 1-2
3 March:
Review Chapters 3-5
5 March:
Mid-Term Exam
9-13 March:
Spring Break
17 March:
Prepare for Mid-Term
19 March:
Mid-Term Chapters 1-4
24 March:
Women in Leadership Panel Assignment: Article Review (Leadership)
26 March:
Discussion on the article Assignment: Read Chapter 6
31 March:
Chapter 6 Lecture
2 April:
Continue Contingency Theory Discussion
7 April:
Chapter 9 Lecture
9 April:
Chapter 9 Activity (4 Corners)
14 April:
Lecture Discussion by the Students Assignment: Read Chapter 11& 12
Assignment: Service Project must be completed
16 April:
Leadership Perspectives: A Leadership Panel Discussion
21 November
No Class
23 April:
Group Activity
28 April:
Assignment: Presentations
30 April:
Assignment: Presentation
5-9 May:
Final Exam Period
HPC 2700
Many leadership theories have as one of their core values the recognition of the importance of a leader first
learning to serve those with whom s/he works. Further, a leader should be someone who understands the
importance of community and recognizes that each member of a community has an obligation to make that
community a better place for all of its members. Appalachian State University students have long recognized
the importance of community involvement. It is part of the legacy that a student can leave behind after s/he has
left this great institution.
Appalachian has also recognized the inherent value that service has on the learning process for our students.
Service learning is an integral part of many classes at Appalachian. From a leadership perspective, service
learning teaches students the value and responsibility of community, develops planning skills, teaches one how
to positively affect the lives of others, and promotes a deeper understanding of the privilege and responsibility
that one has as a college student leader. As part of this course, you will be responsible for the selection,
planning, and implementation of a service learning experience of your choice. You will work as a group. There
are a few guidelines or expectations that you must fulfill as part of this experience. They are as follows:
● The activity or service selected must be approved by the instructor.
● The activity or service selected must be completed by April 2, 2014
● The activity or service selected must involve all members of the team and be involved enough in terms
of its complexity and effort required to give all team members equal opportunity to contribute.
● The activity or service must benefit the campus or surrounding communities (Watauga, Caldwell, Ashe,
Avery or Wilkes County).
● All members of the team will be expected to submit a reaction paper (minimum of three pages) which
discusses the process followed in terms of conceptualizing and implementing the activity or service, the
challenges faced and your perception of the team’s success in addressing these challenges, and what you
as a member of the team contributed and learned from the activity. The paper is due by the second class
meeting after the project is completed.