Guatemala (Maymester)

Leadership and Community Development

About

The primary academic goal of this program is to encourage students to recognize the impact of leadership, education, and communications as a mechanism for change, regardless of culture. Students will participate in sustainable agriculture related service-learning projects that directly benefit rural communities in Guatemala. Weekly field trips and daily cultural activities provide a holistic experience. Read the students’ blog about the experience!

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Faculty Leader:  Gary Wingenbach, Professor & Senior Scientist
 Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications
 g-wingenbach@tamu.ed

Faculty Leader:  Lori Moore, Associate Professor
     Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications
     llmore@tamu.edu

Watch video:

Guatever!! from Anne-Marie Prochaska on Vimeo.

Classes Offered: Spring semester on-campus courses with a 16-day international travel component.

ALED 340: Survey of Leadership Theory: This course is designed to help students understand the complexity of leadership. Many leadership experts support the notion that leadership is a scholarly discipline that can be taught (Bennis, 1989; Bass, 1994). It is important to understand the difference between the socialization of a leader and leadership theory education. Many successful leaders obtain their leadership skills from practice, in other words, they are socialized into leadership as they have learned from their experiences. ALED 340, however, is a collegiate leadership education course to study the scholarly discipline of leadership theory. Particular attention is focused on the impact of culture on leadership roles (3 credits).

ALED 350: Global Agricultural Issues: Review of global agricultural issues (products, environment, people, and culture) affecting international agricultural development; concepts and principles underlying the processes of teaching, research, and service opportunities in international agricultural development and education situations (3 credits).

ALED 485: Directed Studies: Course includes an action-oriented, participatory examination of various aspects of leadership, learning, and culture. Emphasis is on helping students develop leadership skills in an international experiential learning setting (1-4 credits).

ALEC 685: Directed Studies: Course includes an action-oriented, participatory examination of various aspects of leadership, learning, and culture. Emphasis is on helping students develop leadership skills in an international experiential learning setting (1-4 credits).

 

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