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Organizational Leadership Courses

Undergraduate Courses

LEAD 200 / LEA 200C. INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP STUDIES. (3) An introduction to the basics of effective leadership including an investigation of leadership theories and assessment of leadership styles. Colonnade E-SB | SB

LEAD 300. LEADERSHIP THEORY AND APPLICATION. (3) Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor. A study of leadership concepts, theories, and models; an overview of personal leadership assessments and leadership development plans; enhanced leadership knowledge through experiential learning. Students who have taken LEAD 200 may not earn credit for LEAD 300.

LEAD 325. LEADING CHANGE. (3) Prerequisite: LEAD 200 or instructor’s permission. Study of processes and skills impacting a leader’s ability to implement change, emphasizing the analysis of various existing models to produce sound solutions.

LEAD 330. LEADERSHIP ETHICS AND DECISION-MAKING. (3) Prerequisite:LEAD 200 or instructor’s permission. Study of contemporary ethical and decision-making issues facing leaders; emphasis on examining and analyzing ethical issues for sound leadership solutions.

LEAD 395. CONTEMPORARY LEADERSHIP ISSUES. (3) Prerequisite: LEAD 200 or instructor’s permission. Analysis of contemporary issues from a leadership perspective.

LEAD 400. PRACTICUM IN LEADERSHIP. (1-6) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Application of leadership skills in directing an activity in business, campus, public sector, non-profit, or other related situation. Repeatable up to a maximum of 6 credit hours. (Grading: Pass / Fail)

LEAD 440. LEADING TEAMS. (3) Prerequisite: LEAD 200 or instructor’s permission. Study of issues impacting team leaders and members; emphasis on examining and analyzing solutions for effective team leadership.

LEAD 450. LEADERSHIP IN GLOBAL CONTEXTS. (3) Prerequisite: LEAD 200 or permission of instructor. Study and analysis of cultural impacts on successful leadership in various geographical areas. Focus on cultural theories and models that influence leadership across contexts. Colonnade K-LG

LEAD 475. LEADERSHIP STUDIES SPECIAL TOPICS. (3) Prerequisite: LEAD 200 or instructor’s permission. Applications of leadership theories and methodologies in selected fields, including the sciences, engineering, urban planning, the arts, public health, education and business, and for study abroad programs.

LEAD 498. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP. (1-6) Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Individual research, literature review or professional development project in a specific area of leadership, in close cooperation with supervising faculty. Repeatable three times for up to 6 credit hours.

Graduate Courses

LEAD 500. Effective Leadership Studies (3) An in-depth investigation of the basics of effective leadership including current and historical leadership theories. Assessment of leadership styles will be a key component.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or graduate application and completion of the admission process for Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies.

LEAD 525   Leadership Ethics (3) Study of contemporary ethical issues facing leaders with an emphasis on examining and analyzing ethical issues for sound solutions. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

LEAD 540   Leading Teams (3) Study of issues impacting team leaders and members; emphasis on examining and analyzing solutions for effective team leadership. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or instructor's permission.

LEAD 550   Leadership in Global Context (3) Study and analysis of cultural impacts on successful leadership in various global areas. Focus on cultural theories and models that influence leadership across contexts.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or instructor's permission.

LEAD 560   Applied Research Methods in Organizational Leadership    3 Hours This course examines applied research methods used to develop solutions to questions and issues faced by leaders in organizations.

LEAD 575   Leadership Special Topics    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs) Applications of leadership theories and methodologies in selected fields, including the sciences, engineering, urban planning, the arts, public health, education, and business, and for study abroad programs. Prerequisite(s): LEAD 500.

LEAD 597   Capstone in Leadership Studies    3 Hours Course is designed for individual student analysis of a topic of interest relative to contemporary organizations. Project will be comprehensive and multidisciplinary in approach, thereby requiring integration of concepts from various disciplines included in the program. Grade Mode: Pass/Fail

LEAD 598   Independent Study in Organizational Leadership    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs) Individual research, literature review or professional development project in a specific area of leadership, in close cooperation with supervising faculty. Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor.

LEAD 600   Capstone in Leadership Experience 1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs) An opportunity to synthesize applied leadership principles at the graduate level and apply them in real-life settings. Students will demonstrate leadership abilities over extended periods of time in challenging contexts that allow for advanced problem solving. Prerequisite(s): After completion of all other courses approved for the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies or concurrent with the last course needed for fulfillment of the certificate. Grade Mode: Pass/Fail

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