In this course, students will learn to identify character traits and personal qualities that inspire humans to follow great leaders, and practice practical application of these traits in discussions. We will explore the connections between great works of literature and the leaders that appear there, and the contemporary world and its unique conflicts. Ultimately, students will learn to identify effective leadership in literary characters and apply it to relevant, contemporary situations. This course will explore the importance of conflict resolution both professionally and personally by examining some of the ways in which history’s most famous literary characters have handled conflict. Students will also learn and practice effective written and oral presentation with special focus on writing a strong thesis statement and supporting it with course content. At the end of this course, students will be able to use the examples set by great writers and the characters they create to read, write, and communicate better.