Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders is a 3-credit introductory leadership course for first or second semester freshmen at USD. It is a collaborative program with the Department of Leadership Studies and the Student Leadership and Involvement Center (“SLIC”).

Class Format

Emerging Leaders TreeEmerging Leaders is taught in small inclusive environment with no more than 15 students per section. The courses are co-facilitated by a Student Affairs professional or doctoral student and an undergraduate student or graduate.

Course Description

This course is designed to acquaint entering freshmen with 21st-century models of leadership, and to expose them to the multiple opportunities for active participation in leadership at USD. Through readings, class presentations, experiential exercises, journal reflections, and small group discussion, students will be challenged to map their path of initial leadership development at USD. Students will complete a final changemaker project in a small group.


Learning Outcomes

Through this course students will:

  • Learn about leadership concepts and theories and be able to apply these concepts and theories to their lives.
  • Engage in critical thinking about leadership through assignments, activities, and discussions.
  • Explore what it means to create a diverse and inclusive community.
  • Learn how to be an effective group member by engaging in small group learning communities.
  • Learn about involvement opportunities and resources at USD.
  • Develop significant relationships with peers and facilitators.

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Emerging Leaders CollageIf you would like to join the Emerging Leaders class, contact el@sandiego.edu.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about the Emerging Leaders course, contact el@sandiego.edu.