LEAD 200 Dimensions for Ethical Leadership: About LEAD 200


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to ethical theories, concepts, and practices as they relate to community development and inclusive leadership. Some of the topics in this course include: ethical definitions and ethical literacy, individual and group ethics, ethical principles and codes of practice, moral reasoning and behavior, ethical decision-making formats, leadership and followership, intersectionality, and accessibility. These topics will be approached through the use of ethical theories, including: Utilitarianism, Deontology/Kant’s Categorical Perspective, Rawl’s Justice as Fairness, Aristotelian, Confucianism, and Altruism. Students will learn how to apply these theories using a pluralistic approach. With a focus on ethical leadership experiences and decision-making, students will engage in self-analysis and reflection to develop a deeper ethical self-awareness and cultural awareness in this course.

This course is a vital part of the Community Development and Inclusive Leadership BS degree program, offered by the Department of Liberal Studies (DLS)

The program is designed to cultivate knowledge and skills necessary for effective leadership and management in community-based settings.


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