2 Courses, 6 US Credits
During your program, you will enroll in two courses taught at the European Study Center. The courses are 3 US credit hours each, for a total of 6 US credit hours for your program. The courses will include both classroom instruction and service learning/professional development elements and excursions.
The course content focuses primarily on business and political leadership. The instructors are from American and European universities. This is an intensive program and students are encouraged to complete some of the required reading ahead of time.
For the first two weeks, students have a choice between two different courses to take, either ‘Leading for Impact and Innovation’ or ‘Intercultural Communication’. For the final two weeks, all students will participate in the ‘Leadership by Design’ course.
Course 1 // First Two Weeks:
Leading for Impact and Innovation
This course will introduce students to the emerging field of social entrepreneurship and innovation and begin to develop their individual and collective capacities to innovate and implement impactful, sustainable, and scalable methods of solving society’s problems. Each student will be responsible for developing an original blueprint for social innovation & change while working with local partners and enterprises.
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This course introduces students to key concepts and theories surrounding international and intercultural communication.
In our interdependent world, intercultural communication is an asset to students of all majors as they require the knowledge, skills, insights, and sensitivities to be an upstanding citizens and successful leaders.
This course can be transcripted as either a business course or communications course. See ESC syllabi for more information and specific learning outcomes.
Course 2 // Final Two Weeks:
Global Leadership/Leadership by Design
This thought provoking course takes students on a journey as they explore leadership philosophies and styles. Students will learn how to effectively interact in culturally appropriate and sustainable ways. Through readings, research, dialogue, critical analysis, and interactive learning, students will discover how to be a global leader in a complex world.
This course will be transcripted as a leadership course. See ESC Syllabi for more information and specific learning outcomes.