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Courses - Spring 2022
HESI
Higher Ed, Student Affairs, and International Ed Policy
HESI217
Introduction to Student Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Freshman standing; or sophomore standing.
Introduction to leadership theories, concepts, and skills. Completion of personal and leadership self-assessments, values exploration, and small group application.
Students must pay a $32.00 materials fee. Contact leadershipstudies leadershipstudies@umd.edu with questions.
HESI310
Transfer2Terp Learning Community: Applying Your Strengths at the University of Maryland and Beyond
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Priority will be given to students transferring from Maryland Community Colleges; or permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Students will identify their strengths and learn how to apply them both in and outside of the classroom. Students will work side by side with the faculty and staff in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union to learn about their strengths while applying them to leadership positions.
HESI315
(Perm Req)
Student Leadership in Groups and Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HESI217.
Credit only granted for: HESI315 or EDCP315.
Formerly: EDCP315.
Acquiring and integrating leadership knowledge within group and organizational contexts so that students can navigate organizational environments and apply leadership in diverse communities of practice and career contexts.
This is a Global Classrooms course, developed in partnership with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) to provide opportunities for virtual, project-based, international collaboration. Learn more about Global Classrooms: go.umd.edu/gci. Students must pay a $15 materials fee. Contact leadershipstudies@umd.edu for permission to enroll.
HESI318E
Applied Contextual Leadership; Exploring Strengths and Values for Effective Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students with previous credit for HESI418E Strengths-Based Leadership are not eligible to take this course. Contact leadershipstudies@umd.edu with questions.

Students will explore strengths and values of individuals and teams to better understand how to engage in effective, collaborative leadership. Tools such as the Gallup Organization's Clifton Strengths Assessment will be used with a critical lens. Themes ofteamwork, problem-solving, coaching others, and conflict resolution are woven throughout the course.
HESI318F
(Perm Req)
Applied Contextual Leadership; Facilitating Leadership Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact leadershipstudies@umd.edu for details and permission to enroll.

Designed for students in peer leadership programs and those interested in leadership training and development both within and beyond college. Topics include leadership theory, learning theory and design, facilitation skills, individual and group development, and identity and cultural considerations. Course uses a variety of experiential activities and practice opportunities.
HESI318G
(Perm Req)
Applied Contextual Leadership; Greek Presidents Class
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Course restricted to Fraternity and Sorority Presidents. For permission, please contact Tyler Huddleston at thuddles@umd.edu
HESI318O
(Perm Req)
Applied Contextual Leadership; Orientation Leader
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of department.
HESI318R
(Perm Req)
Applied Contextual Leadership; Foundations and Applications of Challenge Course Theory and Instruction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Permission of Instructor needed. Required course to become a Challenge Course facilitator with the RecWell Adventure Program. Contact Meghan Loughry at mloughry@umd.edu to schedule an interview.
HESI318T
(Perm Req)
Applied Contextual Leadership; Foundations and Applications of Adventure Leadership Instruction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Permission of Instructor needed. Required course to become an Adventure Trip Leader with the RecWell Adventure Program. Contact Amanda Preperato at aprep@umd.edu to schedule an interview.
HESI321
(Perm Req)
Advanced Social Action Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HESI217 and HESI320.
Restriction: Limited to Minor in Leadership Studies students only.
The use of leadership theories to inform the practice of addressing social issues in society, on campus, or within the surrounding community. Students will: identify a current and compelling social issue; explore the historical, social, and political aspects of social issues; identify and select applicable leadership theories to confront the social issue; create and develop a plan that integrates leadership theories and the social issue; and implement and evaluate the overall social action project. Focuses on executing, implementing, and assessing a social action project in small groups and teams.
This course includes occasional live virtual meetings with dates/times TBD once students are enrolled. Contact leadershipstudies@umd.edu for permission to enroll.
HESI417
(Perm Req)
Advanced Leadership Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HESI217; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Credit only granted for: EDCP417 or HESI417.
Students will analyze and synthesize the concept of leadership using cultural, ethical, sociological, historical perspectives. Exploration and reflection of personal values, decision making, in-depth analysis on various leadership activities. Theories will be emphasized.
Capstone course for students in the Leadership Studies Program. Contact leadershipstudies@umd.edu for permission to enroll.
HESI418B
Special Topics in Leadership: Black Student Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Examines leadership from the perspective of the African American experience. Specifically, we will explore the concept and differing meanings of "leader and leadership" within the African-American community in the United States. Issues of leaders and leadership will be examined as influenced by political, cultural, and historic events. The course will place particular emphasis on colleges and universities as a microcosm of the larger society and as a cultural site for exploring and assessing issues of African American leadership.
HESI418F
Special Topics in Leadership: Jewish Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Offers students the opportunity to critically examine leadership and leadership identity development in relation to Jewish culture and identity. We will also explore how Jewish culture and ethnicity influence leadership styles and the role that leadership has played within Jewish history.
HESI418G
Special Topics in Leadership: Women's Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
The primary goal of this course is for students to develop an understanding of women's leadership and women's ways of influencing organizations. The course will rely heavily on the idea that you must know yourself first before you explore how "you" fit into the organization and how that organization fits into a broader context such as nation, culture, or community.
HESI489
Field Experiences in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HESI655
Organizational Dimensions of Student Affairs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDCP610; or permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Credit only granted for: EDCP655 or HESI655.
Formerly: EDCP655.
Exploration of leadership and organizational change of student affairs programs in post-secondary education.
HESI771
The College Student
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: EDCP771 or HESI771.
Formerly: EDCP771.
A demographic study of the characteristics of college students as well as a study of their aspirations, values, and purposes.
This is a Global Classrooms course, developed in partnership with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) to provide opportunities for virtual, project-based, international collaboration. Learn more about Global Classrooms: go.umd.edu/gci.
HESI773
Designing Qualitative Research in Counseling and Student Affairs Contexts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: EDCP773 or HESI773.
Formerly: EDCP773.
Introduction to philosophical and epistemological foundations, methodologies and methods associated with qualitative research designs appropriate in student affairs and counseling contexts.