COMS-270 - Communication and Leadership - Larry Alva
|Course:||Communication and Leadership|
Hello COMS 270 students. My name is Larry Alva and I will be your COMS 270 instructor for the Fall of 2021. I have been teaching at College of the Canyons since 2013. Like all of you, I completed course work at College of the Canyons and am a very proud alumnus. I completed my undergraduate work at the University Center at College of the Canyons and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice studies. I have also earned a Master of Arts degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University. I currently teach part-time and work as a mid-level executive in a local government agency.
This course is designed to provide you with an intensive introduction into leadership studies. The course will examine both the leader as an individual and the leader in a team configuration. Students will be expected be engaged and complete course work timely and thoroughly. I look forward to working with all of you this semester.
This course introduces students to the fundamental elements of communication in relation to leadership theories, ethics, styles, and perspectives, including the development of a personal philosophy of leadership that includes an understanding of self, others, and community. Prepares students for leadership roles in college and community settings.
What to Expect in this Course
For this course students will need a reliable internet connect. A device with a webcam, microphone and access to specific web browsers compatible with Canvas and Zoom are required. Recommended web browsers include Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Students should expect to meet with the instructor and classmates weekly via Zoom. In addition, the student will be required to complete discussion board posts, complete weekly quizzes, complete a mid-term and final exam and complete written assignments including a personal philosophy of leadership, a critical essay on leadership action and and an essary providing critical leadership feedback to a fictitious organization.
Types of Assessments
As discussed previously, students will be required to complete discussion board posts, complete weekly quizzes, complete a mid-term and final exam and complete written assignments including a personal philosophy of leadership, a critical essay on leadership action and provide leadership feedback to a fictitious organization.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Students will be required to purchase two textbooks:
1. Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
2. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
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Last updated: 06/19/2021 Sub#: 297