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What is Social Science 58?
Welcome to Modesto Junior College and to Social Science 58. We hope you find that this course challenges you in the way you think, feel, and approach the world of leadership. President John F. Kennedy once said that “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other”. Social Science 58 is more than a class, it is a vehicle to bring together the world of leadership and learning for Modesto Junior College students.
Social Science 58 is the theory and practice of leadership. This class was created to help students ignite their passion for leadership, service, personal growth, and development. Some of you may be tempted to say “I am not a leader” or you may be referred to by others as the “leaders of tomorrow”. Leadership, in its simplest form, is the ability to influence. You possess the ability to lead. You are not the leaders of tomorrow; you are the leaders of today!!! Your participation in this class will put you in a position to step out into the world with more knowledge, more confidence, and an increased desire to be innovative, creative, and active in life! Leadership is a journey, not a destination! Your experience and effort are the journey in this course; a grade is a simple destination.
In an effort to evaluate the learning experience of students, MJC participates in
Student Learning Outcomes or SLO’s. SLO’s are assessments taken, based on the student
experience, to evaluate if the learning objectives of the course were met. When you
successfully complete Social Science 58 you should be able to:
-Define what leadership is
-Comprehend how leadership applies to you and what leadership tools can assist you in developing as a leader.
This class is designed for you. The intention is to learn through participation, activities, presentations, and lectures. Student’s participation in class activities and discussions is highly encouraged as it adds to the class environment and your learning experience.
The assignments for this course are not set up for simple completion but will challenge you to be reflective and insightful. Students who are typically the most successful and find enjoyment in this course plan for assignments and are prepared for class each day. Procrastination, completing assignments at the last minute, or not following through with group members on assignments not only affect one's grade but are signs of underdeveloped leadership skills.
In this class, the hope is to have an environment that is accepting, tolerant, safe, and welcoming to all. Should you need help in any part of the course, if there is an obstacle that is preventing you from being successful, or if you are in need of any special accommodations please reach out to me, Bryan Justin Marks, for assistance. Because the class will represent a diversity of individual beliefs, backgrounds, and experiences, every member of this class is asked to please show respect for every other member of this class and I challenge you to think beyond what you know and experience what others know.
Required TextbooksThe 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the person others want to follow-John C. Maxwell The Complete 101 Collection: What Every Leader Needs to Know-John C. Maxwell The Knight in Rusty Armor-Robert Fisher Syllabus Spring 2017 Syllabus In Class Videos January 9, 2017 Ignore the Hates (First Viewing) January 11, 2017 The Only Disability is a Bad Attitude January 16, 2017 No Class/No Video January 18, 2017 Change Your Attitude January 23, 2017 Invest In Yourself January 25, 2017 Never Give Up January 30, 2017 The Winning Mentality February 1, 2017 No Class/No Video February 6, 2017 Why Do We Fall February 8, 2017 Ignore the Haters (Second Viewing) February 13, 2017 Who Do You Want to Be? February 15, 2017 What Do You Want to Be Remembered For? February 20, 2017 No Class/No Video February 22, 2017 No Class/No Video February 27, 2017 Eric Thomas March 1, 2017 Pearl Harbor Speech March 6, 2017 Jim Carey Speech March 8, 2017 Ignore the Haters (3rd Viewing) March 13, 2017 No Video March 15, 2017 Jake Olson March 20, 2017 No Excuses March 22, 2017 Rocky Balboa Speech March 27, 2017 How Bad Do You Want It March 29, 2017 The Death Crawl April 3, 2017 The Longest Yard April 5, 2017 Coach Carter April 10, 2017 Ignore the Haters (4th Viewing) April 12, 2017 Leading With Lollipops April 17, 2017 Simon Sinek April 19, 2017 Remember The Titans
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