UN 1100:
Pavlis Leadership Seminar 1
Section L01
Tuesday 7:05 p.m.–7:55 p.m.
M & M 724


Laurence José and Jim Nugent


ljose@mtu.edu, jdnugent@mtu.edu (Please address all email to both of us.)

Class listserv:





Walker 142

Office Hours:

Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., or by appointment any time.

Pavlis Contact:



Course Description

UN 1100 is the first seminar of the Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership. The seminars are designed to familiarize developing leaders with technological, economical, cultural, environmental, and social issues important in today's globalizing world. They offer diverse opportunities intended to deepen, complicate, and challenge common perceptions of leadership, technology, culture, globalization, and communication.

Course Goals

The working questions for this class will be:

Required Resources

Course Expectations

To get a satisfactory grade in this seminar, you will be expected to:


We will give letter grades (A, AB, B, BC, C, CD, D, or F) for all graded assignments in this class. The final grade is determined as follows:


Critical Discussions


Response Papers


Formal Presentation




Social Practices—This grade will reflect the quality of your participation in class activities, your commitment to communicating respectfully and thoughtfully with your colleagues, and your ability to submit timely and complete work. In other words, the social practices component of your final grade is an assessment of your classroom citizenship.


The assignments for this class will include short response papers, class discussions, readings, and a formal presentation. Information on these will appear on the course calendar throughout the semester.

ADA Notice

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