Advanced Topics in Dharma and Leadership

Session: Spring
Type: Online, Synchronous
Units: 1.5 or 3
Time: 2-4:30 pm
Academic Year: 2022 - 2023
Approval Required: Yes

ECO Core

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This course is a peer group seminar for students seeking deeper engagement with specific dharmic texts and/or leadership theories & practices.  Two or three required synchronous group sessions and two or three required one-on-one sessions with the instructor, for a total of four to six synchronous online meetings, are required, times TBD with the students. Like a SKIL, students develop unique learning arcs and outcomes in partnership with and approved by the instructor within the first two weeks of the term. Opportunities for collaborative learning arcs and outcomes are available.

Evaluation is based on participation, depth of engagement with peers and primary resources, as well as a term project artifact.

Participants can choose to focus on one specific Daoist or Buddhist text, or work with a few different and related dharmic texts. Students choosing to focus on “leadership” develop a course of study that integrates theory and praxis around a specific area of focus.  Combining dharma and leadership into a student’s learning arc is also possible.

Prerequisites: ECO Core. Prior completion of at least one SKSM course covering dharma and/or leadership is strongly recommended.

Faculty consent required. Maximum enrollment: 12. Auditors excluded. Variable credit course can be taken for 1.5 or 3 credits.

Fulfills Threshold 1. Life in Religious Community and Interfaith Engagement and/or 3. Sacred Text and Interpretation. Relates to MFCC: 3. Spiritual Development for Self and Others and 7. Leads the faith into the future.