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Fall Special Topics Course Descriptions

SPAN-286-001 Accelerated Beginning Spanish - 3cr.   Fall 2018
An accelerated Spanish course at the introductory level using culturally-authentic technology and materials to facilitate communicative skills for everyday conversations and interactions.   Grade of C or higher fulfills the pre-requisite for SPAN-250. 
SVLD-546-001 Power, Trust and Organizations - 3cr.    Fall 2018
Robert Greenleaf understood that the primary task of a Servant Leader is to build an effective, ethical organizational culture and that the means to do this was through the intentional surrender of coercive power and the cultivation of trusting relationships.  This course will examine seminal writings on the nature of power and the trust spanning two thousand years, beginning with historical and philosophical writings by figures like Thucydides and Plato and ending with contemporary empirical studies in sociology and psychology.   The goal is to know how to create the conditions of ethical culture in our own organizations.