Spring Courses

HESI217: Introduction to Student Leadership

Introduction to leadership theories, concepts, and skills. Completion of personal and leadership self-assessments, values exploration, and small group application.

HESI220: Introduction to Human Diversity in Social Institutions

This highly-interactive format focuses on individual and social identities in the U.S., group differences and intergroup relations, systems of privilege and oppression, and advocacy for social justice. Topics will include diversity related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, (dis)ability, and religion. Course fulfills CORE requirements in diversity, social/behavioral bases, and interdisciplinary study. Some sections restricted.

HESI310: Peer Counseling Theory and Skills

The theories and skills of peer helping relationships. Counseling theories and skills at a level appropriate for students seeking basic level training for use in peer counseling settings.

HESI315: Student Leadership in Groups and Organizations

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.

HESI318D: Applied Contextual Leadership; Facilitating Greek Community Dialogues

Both small and large group discussions will be incorporated as well as addressing issues of leadership, organizational development and their application within the fraternity and sorority communities.

HESI318E: Applied Contextual Leadership; Applied Contextual Leadership: Leadership for Peer Assisted Learning

Course designed for students selected to participate in the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program of LAS. Topics include: listening and communication skills, developing helping relationships, facilitating learning, the role of culture, and ethics.

HESI318G: Applied Contextual Leadership; Greek President Class

The main objective of this course is to understand, articulate, and invest in personal and team strengths in order to develop and maintain a leadership philosophy with a plan for implementation within fraternities and sororities. This course caters to Greek Life presidents.

HESI318M: Applied Contextual Leadership; Leadership and Education

This course will explore public education policy in the United States, including historical context, No Child Left Behind legislation, the achievement gap, school funding, standardized testing, and alternatives to the current public education system. It will also explore the meaning of leadership in an educational context and advocacy for change within this context.

HESI318N: Applied Contextual Leadership; Leadership in Collaborative Learning Groups

HESI318O: Applied Contextual Leadership; Orientation Leader

This class will teach students about the developmental benefits of an orientation process, the role of the Orientation Office staff, campus resources for students, and fundamental University of Maryland history. Students will learn important skills to succeed at their position as an orientation staff member.

HESI318P: Applied Contextual Leadership; Leadership through Coaching

This class will explore the role of coaching in the development of leaders. Students will identify individual leadership strengths and will determine how those strengths can be utilized through their own interactions with others. Exploration of coaching styles and techniques including mentoring relationships and the application of those to group and team development will be discussed.

HESI318R: Applied Contextual Leadership; Foundations and Applications of Challenge Course Theory and Instruction

Focus on Challenge Course technical skills, experiential theory, and group dynamics.

HESI318T: Applied Contextual Leadership; and Applications of Adventure Leadership Instruction

Required course to become an Adventure Trip Leader for the Maryland Adventure Program.

HESI318Z: Applied Contextual Leadership; Socially Responsible Leadership and Internship

Restricted to students selected to participate in the Work 4 Change program, connecting students with internships in community agencies to theories of socially responsible leadership. Students will be assisted in locating internship opportunities.

HESI386: Experiential Learning

This course is designed to give academic credit to Teaching Assistants for co-facilitating and lecturing in EDCP 470 & EDCP 217. The goals of this experience are to aid instructors in developing materials and lesson plans for each discussion session, increase experience and learning related to teaching and to provide student peers with enhanced learning environments.

HESI417: Advanced Leadership Seminar

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.

HESI418B: Special Topics in Leadership; Black Student Leadership

HESI418C: Special topics in Leadership; Latino Leadership

This course will offer students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge of leadership through a Latin@ context. The class explores social and cultural consciousness, critically analyzes leadership theories, and identifies methods of social change from social movements and Latin@ experiences.

HESI418F: Special Topics in Leadership; Jewish Leadership

This course will offer 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

The primary goal 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. 

HESI418I: Special Topics in Leadership; LGBT Leadership

This course will demonstrate how different leadership models, particularly the Social Change Model, can provide frames into creating major social change and personal growth. Specific emphasis will be placed on queer identities and their intersections with concepts of race, class, religion, gender identity, and other areas of social privilege.

HESI418J: Special Topics in Leadership; Now What? Composing a Life of Meaning and Purpose

HESI418K: Special Topics in Leadership; Leadership and Intersecting Identities: Stories of the Multiracial/ethnic/cultural Experience

This course will offer you the opportunity to explore leadership in connection with multi racial/ethnic/cultural identity and experiences utilizing an interdisciplinary narrative approach (i.e. storytelling).

HESI462: Disability in American Society

Critical examination of the history of discrimination and analysis of current policies toward people with severe physical and mental disabilities.

HESI470: Introduction to Student Personnel

The RA Course Instructors will seek to increase the awareness and basic skill development of class members in order to serve as a basis for undertaking the RA position.

HESI489: Field Experiences in Counseling and Personnel Services

HESI498: Special Problems in Counseling and Personnel Services

This training program is designed to prepare students for their role as a PAL educator. In this program, students will learn tools and techniques to assist them in their role as a mentor, tutor, and educator.

HESI499A: Workshops, Clinics, Institutes; Transitioning to Careers in the Global Workforce

The purpose of this course is to help juniors/seniors identify meaningful career paths and continuing education plans following college graduation.

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Spring 2018 Application

  • OPEN: February 19th through March 9th at 11:59 p.m.

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