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Modesto Junior College

Student Leadership Class (SOCSC 58)

What is Social Science 58?

Welcome to Modesto Junior College and to Social Science 58.  We hope you find that this course challenges you in the way you think, feel, and approach the world of leadership.  President John F. Kennedy once said that “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other”.  Social Science 58 is more than a class, it is a vehicle to bring together the world of leadership and learning for Modesto Junior College students.

Social Science 58 is the theory and practice of leadership.  This class was created to help students ignite their passion for leadership, service, personal growth, and development.  Some of you may be tempted to say “I am not a leader” or you may be referred to by others as the “leaders of tomorrow”.  Leadership, in its simplest form, is the ability to influence. You possess the ability to lead.  You are not the leaders of tomorrow; you are the leaders of today!!!  Your participation in this class will put you in a position to step out into the world with more knowledge, more confidence, and an increased desire to be innovative, creative, and active in life!  Leadership is a journey, not a destination!  Your experience and effort is the journey in this course; a grade is a simple destination.

Learning Outcomes

In an effort to evaluate the learning experience of students, MJC participates in Student Learning Outcomes or SLO’s.  SLO’s are assessments taken, based on the student experience, to evaluate if the learning objectives of the course were met.  When you successfully complete Social Science 58 you should be able to:

-Define what leadership is

-Develop tools that will assist you in increasing your leadership skills.
Classroom Environment

This class is designed for you.  The intention is to learn through participation, activities, presentations, and lectures.  Student’s participation in class activities and discussions is highly encouraged as it adds to the class environment and your learning experience. 

The assignments for this course are not set up for simple completion; they will challenge you to be reflective and insightful.  Students who are typically the most successful and find enjoyment in this course plan for assignments and are prepared for class each day.  Procrastination, completing assignments at the last minute, or not following through with group members on assignments not only affect one's grade but are signs of underdeveloped leadership skills.

In this class, the goal is to have an environment that is accepting, tolerant, safe, and welcoming to all.  Should you need help in any part of the course, if there is an obstacle that is preventing you from being successful, or if you are in need of any special accommodations please reach out to me, Bryan Justin Marks, for assistance.  Because the class will represent a diversity of individual beliefs, backgrounds, and experiences, every member of this class is asked to please show respect for every other member of this class and I challenge you to think beyond what you know and experience what others know. 

Required Textbooks

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the person others want to follow-John C. Maxwell
The Other Wes Moore-Wes Moore
Class Resources
Spring 2018 Syllabus
Leadership Assessment Instructions
Leadership Assessment Link
Leadership Service Hours Form
Leadership Experience Hours Form
In Class Videos
January 8, 2018 Wes Moore-PBS Interview
January 10, 2018 Ignore the Hates (First Viewing)
January 15, 2018 No Class/No Video
January 17, 2018 The Only Disability is a Bad Attitude
January 22, 2018 The Mind of a Champion
January 24, 2018-
January 29, 2018- Invest In Yourself
January 31, 2018 Never Give Up
February 5, 2018 The Winning Mentality
February 7, 2018 Why Do We Fall
February 12, 2018 Ignore the Haters (Second Viewing)
February 14, 2018 Who Do You Want to Be?
February 19, 2018-No Class/No Video
February 21, 2018 What Do You Want to Be Remembered For?
February 26, 2018 Eric Thomas
February 28, 2018 Pearl Harbor Speech 
March 5, 2018 Jim Carey Speech
March 7, 2018 Ignore the Haters (3rd Viewing)
March 12, 2018 Jake Olson
March 14, 2018 No Excuses 
March 19, 2018 Rocky Balboa Speech
March 21, 2018 How Bad Do You Want It
March 26, 2018 The Death Crawl
March 28, 2018 The Longest Yard
April 2, 2018 Coach Carter
April 4, 2018 Ignore the Haters (4th Viewing)
April 9, 2018 Leading With Lollipops
April 11, 2018 Simon Sinek
April 16, 2018 Remember The Titans
April 18, 2018


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Campus Life Office
Student Center, Room 2
Mondays - Thursdays
8:00am - 5:00pm

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Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center
9:30am - 6:00pm
1pm - 5pm