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Leadership: Scriptural and Theological Foundations

Unit overview and content

This unit offers students an opportunity to explore the power and relevance of theology and scripture to influence leadership as it is exercised both in the public square and in faith-based settings. Students will be introduced to traditional and contemporary methods of discernment that can empower them to be wise and ethical decision-makers, able to take appropriate action as the result of a process of analysis that is both respectful of human experience and culture and inspired by faith and spirituality. Students will engage in a number of exercises that will apply their theological and scriptural studies to real life leadership challenges.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments. 

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Praxis Exercise (30%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Research Essay (20%)
  • Major Essay (30%)
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