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LAWS 4464 Authority and Leadership in Professional Life (Spring: 2 )


Course Description

This course focuses on the conscious and unconscious group and systemic dynamics that arise from the exercise of authority, leadership and power. Students learn by studying their own experience and linking this to theory and class reading. Classes are intensely psychodynamic in nature, and promote powerful and often emotional interchange as students explore the dynamics of social identity and processes such as splitting, projection, and projective identification. Students experiencing a difficult period in life should speak to the professor before enrolling. Class attendance is required. Attendance at a group relations conference is strongly encouraged; one is scheduled at Boston College, March 31-April 2, 2017 (there is a registration fee). Variable credit offered for attendance at, and reflection paper on conference experience. Contact Professor Sarda for information (sarda@bc.edu). Limited enrollment.


Instructor(s): Evangeline Sarda

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Oct-16