LEAD Leadership

LEAD   1000   Self-Leadership

0 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Character is shaped by personal core values. Effective leaders understand their values and live and lead from those values. In this course, you will explore and develop your core values as you begin your leadership journey. Then, you will learn to rely on your core values to guide your decision-making as you develop your personal leadership style and your skills as a leader.

LEAD   1001   Intro To Leadership Studies

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A concept based approach to the interdisciplinary field of leadership studies.

LEAD   2000   Collaborative Leadership

0 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

From a foundation of group dynamics, students will explore team roles, active followership, conflict resolution, and communication. The focal concept for the course will be team building and team leadership.

LEAD   2031   Principles of Leadership

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The Principles of Leadership course will prepare students for leadership roles in the community and in their professions. The course will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and foundation in Leadership necessary to be effective in a variety of settings. Students will develop an understanding of the components that make leadership successful. Students will gain both the theoretical and practical skills necessary for success in both their personal and professional lives. It is intended for students who are interested in gaining a foundation in leadership studies and extended coursework in applied aspects of Leadership.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1101 or WRIT   1101.

LEAD   2100   Rethinking Community Leadership

0 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Students will learn to use a critical lens to familiarize themselves with social issues and concepts that influence their ability to facilitate, embrace, engage, and lead within community. Discussions will encompass the complex and often messy concept of community while identifying convictions that influence leadership and structure through an exploration of the larger concept of community engagement. Consideration of historical context and its influences on the lived experience of community will provide students the opportunity to wrestle with the complexity of social issues and how to effectively exercise leadership in the midst of such issues.

LEAD   3000   Community Leadership

0 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Building on the foundations established in their studies of self and collaborative leadership, students will expand their understanding of leadership into the context leading change. Topics considered will include the role of reflection in leadership, the importance of understanding organizational culture in affecting change, and effective models & methods for leading and sustaining change.

LEAD   3500   Leadership in the Workplace

0 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Students will become aware of and develop their emotional intelligence skill sets. Each participant will receive a personalized curriculum of activities to guide the practice and development of emotional intelligence. Topics considered will self-perception, self-expression, development of empathy and social responsibility, decision making, and stress management. All students must participate in an internship experience at the time of the seminar and registration for the course is contingent on instructor approval.

LEAD   3900   ResEd Leadership Development

0 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Students will learn about the three primary leadership skill areas for serving as an effective Community Leader: peer helping skills (active listening, mediation, conflict management), multicultural competence and building inclusive communities.

LEAD   4131   The Practice of Leadership

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines modern theoretical frameworks of leadership and helps students to develop practical competencies for use in navigating leadership opportunities and challenges. The cornerstone of the course will be a semester-long experiential group project in which students will combine their leadership learning and disciplinary expertise to address a leadership challenge in the local community with a focus on increasing their capacity to exercise leadership.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in LEAD   2031.

LEAD   7100   Practical Research in Leadership Settings

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the concepts and methods of applied research necessary for professionals in leadership settings. Topics will include survey development, interviews, focus groups, experiments, ethnography, and content analysis. Students will construct a research question, review literature, analyze data, and present the results of their analysis. Cross Listing(s): COMM   7100.

LEAD   7150   Leadership in the Public Arena: From Ideas to Action

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examination of the leadership necessary to move from ideas to action on public issues. Course explores the unique role of the public sector in society and will compare leadership issues in public sector and private sector organizations.

LEAD   7300   Selected Topics in Leadership Studies

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Reading, research, practice, and discussion devoted to selected topics in Leadership Studies. Topics may include leadership in literature, creativity and leadership, communication skills and strategic leadership, and leadership in team-based organizations. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

LEAD   7400   Contemporary Issues in Leadership

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course moves beyond the study of basic leadership styles and presents students with new and innovative theories to address challenging national and global issues. The class will analyze contemporary topics, discuss supporting and counter arguments, and identify solutions to critical and controversial topics.

LEAD   7700   Professional Communication and Leadership Internship

3 Credit Hours.   1-12 Lecture Hours.   1-12 Lab Hours.

Completion of a structured experiential learning program under the auspices of a site-based and program-approved protocol. Graded on an S or U basis.

LEAD   7800   Independent Study in Professional Communication and Leadership

3 Credit Hours.   1-12 Lecture Hours.   1-12 Lab Hours.

An in-depth, closely supervised, instructor-approved study in student’s area of concentration. Student must have skills in independent research and study.

LEAD   7900   Comprehensive Project in Professional Communication and Leadership

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Individually designed project or thesis involving applied research and/or off-campus study in an appropriate setting. Oral presentation of the project is required. The report must be approved to satisfy the requirement for the master’s degree. This option is recommended for those seeking to go on to doctoral work. Graded on an S or U basis. Completion of 24 hours of graduate course work required before enrollment.