Leadership TAMIU provides upper-division, undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn advanced leadership principals and techniques so that they may be used after the successful completion of their studies. The program is designed in a lecture/discussion format. This course explores a wide range of intercultural leadership challenges within the Latino community, while specifically focusing on a broad range of social identities. In this course, students understand the pluralistic nature of institutions, society and culture in the United States and across the world in order to become educated, productive, reflective, and engaged citizens and leaders.
Leadership TAMIU focuses on all aspects of social identity, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, and national origin. We explore the topics of identity, social justice, and leadership in the Latino community through these various lenses. As we discuss and learn about different aspects of social identity and other intercultural challenges within the Latino community, we discuss the impact different social identities and other intercultural challenges within the Latino community have on our understanding of the world. We examine how our social identities play a role in the larger issues facing our leadership.
The overall purpose of Leadership TAMIU is to challenge each student to carefully analyze their responsibilities and commitments to social justice in the context of intercultural leadership. This seminar course is more than a study of intercultural leadership; it is a learner-centered opportunity to develop one’s own social justice leadership potential within the community and beyond. Students are encouraged to engage and direct their own learning. This course is intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to improve their organizations and achieve long-lasting social change within the community.