These are not required courses, however we recommend them as they will help you build a strong foundation through the Praxis experience.
L62 Praxis 101. Freshman Seminar: Bad Leadership (1 unit) - This course explores the theory and practice of leadership from a neglected side — the bad side. The course offers an interdisciplinary approach. Anthropological methods are used in order to understand the typologies, social behaviors and practices associated with bad leadership. Key topics include an exploration of the definition of bad leadership, circumstances in which it appears, and its implications for leadership. The course also explores the psychology of bad followership and the role of followers in the acceptance and persistence of bad leaders in a variety of social and organizational contexts.
L62 Praxis 105. Psychology of Young Adulthood: College Years (1 unit) (Same as Psych 105) - This course covers selected topics relevant to the developmental, social, personal and cognitive issues confronting young adults during their college years. Material is drawn mainly from the field of psychology, and the emphasis is on the scientific basis of concepts and on empirically supported strategies for growth and development. The knowledge gained may contribute to academic success, personal development and a more rewarding social and academic experience over the course of college and beyond. Freshman standing — entering first-year undergraduates only.
L62 Praxis 286. So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Building the Innovative Mind Through Liberal Arts (3 units) - It is a little-known truth that more entrepreneurs come out of Arts & Sciences than any other college. This course begins by exploring why this is so, examining in particular the creative and innovative qualities developed in liberal arts that are crucial to the success of the entrepreneur. We then move on to examine entrepreneurs in action, hearing from those in the field and reading of others, learning how the liberal arts proved instrumental in various ways to their development and ultimate success as entrepreneurs.
L62 Praxis 367. Seminar in Positive Psychology (3 units) (Same as Psych 367) - Reviews the relatively recent development in the field known as: “Positive Psychology.” Topics may include: happiness and life satisfaction, positive self-esteem, creativity, caring relationships, love (passionate and otherwise), empathy, optimism, ambition, moral character development, attachment, compassion, forgiveness, helping, work ethics and successful aging. Designed to take a sampling of those aspects of psychology that emphasize the positive side of human nature. Psych 100B and at least one 300-level course.