SAMPLE ECD (Expanded Course Description)
ML582 A & B: CHARACTER, COMMUNITY, AND LEADERSHIP (4 units)
This course is part of the MA in Global Leadership two week Seminar
1 in Colorado Springs.
ML582A (2 units) is week 1 of the two week Seminar 1 in Colorado Springs: ML582B (2 units) is online in the following quarter.
MT500A (2 units) is week 2 of the two week Seminar 1 in Colorado Springs: MT500B (2 units) is online in the following quarter.
from around the globe will join faculty in dialogue around topics of character
formation. The challenge of developing
character as a foundation for leadership will be applied in students’ lives
through reading, discussions, lectures, small group exercises, experimentation
with electronic community building tools, community meals, and silent
reflection. The work for this course
sequence (4-units) spans 2 quarters.
Part A comprises the pre-seminar work and in-class activities. Students
will meet on campus for one week for 1) an orientation to Fuller Seminary
resources and the MAGL program and its learning components, 2) an opportunity
to build deeper relationships with cohort members to achieve a more effective
learning community; and 3) an introduction to the principles of character
formation and leadership. Part B comprises post-seminar reading, writing, group
dialogue and the final paper.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: As a result of this course sequence students will have:
- Prepared for continuing studies
at Fuller through an orientation to program resources
- Celebrated further development
of the cohort learning community with fellow students
- Analyzed at least one model of
- Examined several character
formation issues that leaders face
- Explored global trends in
- Revised MAGL Curriculum Sheet
through conversations with advisors and peers
will meet for the first week of a required two-week intensive on-campus residency
for the MA in Global Leadership from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Students will do pre-seminar
assignments. ML582B will involve
post-seminar readings and assignments, online connecting, and completion of the
final paper after they return home.
SAMPLE: Do not order books from this ECD. Check the link to the course
in the appropriate quarter for your cohort via the Registrar's Course Schedule.
David J. Bosch. A Spirituality of the Road.
Wipf & Stock, 2001. ISBN-1-57910-795-8. Pub List Price: $ 14.00
Philip. The Next Christendom: The
Coming of Global Christianity.
Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0195183078.
Pub List Price: $14.95.
Darrell. Experiencing the Trinity.
Regent College Publishing, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-1573832168.
Pub List Price: $12.95.
Gerhard. Jesus and Community: The
Social Dimension of Christian Faith. New York: Fortress, 1984. ISBN-13: 978-0800618025. Pub List Price: $22.00.
- Nouwen, Henri J.M. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on
Christian Leadership. New York: Crossroad Publishing Co., 1999. ISBN-13: 978-0824509153.
Pub List Price: $11.00; OR
Downers Grove: Intervarsity
Press, 2005. ISBN-13:
978-0830832835. Pub List Price: $7.99.
- Thrall, Bill, Bruce
McNicol, and Ken McElrath. The Ascent
of a Leader: How Ordinary Relationships Develop Extraordinary Character and
Influence. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999. ISBN-13: 978-0787947668. Pub List
- Willard, Dallas. Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the
Character of Christ. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2002. ISBN 978-1576832967.
Pub List Price: $24.95.
N.T. After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters. Harper Collins Publishers, 2010. ISBN: 978-06-173055-9. Pub List Price: $16.50.
ASSIGNMENTS (subject to change as the course progresses):
ML582A (Winter 2013)
- Make a “personal
journey” presentation to the class (40% of grade)
- Fully participate
in class discussions and learning exercises (40% of grade)
- Two 500-word
(two-page) reading reports on Willard and Thrall, pre-read Clinton (20% of
ML582B (Spring 2013)
- Revise and adjust
personal MAGL Curriculum Sheet based on advising meetings (5%)
- Five 500-word
(two-page) reading reports and associated assignments for remaining required
- A 3,750-word
(15-page) paper integrating the themes of the course (70%)
PREREQUISITES: This course sequence is
only available to MA in Global Leadership students.
CURRICULUM: This two-quarter
sequence, ML582A and B, is part of the required MAGL cohort series of courses. NO AUDITORS.
FINAL EXAMINATION: None.