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LR170   Principles of Leadership                                          3 Credit Hours

Counts as a General Education Requirement

Fall                T/TR             Section B 12:30-1:50 PM

                                          Section A 2:00-3:20 PM

Spring         T/TR    2:00-3:20 PM

 This course is an opportunity for all undergraduates to personally develop their own leadership potential.  As a 100 level course, students will be introduced to leadership using personal leadership perspectives and framework.  Students taking this course will have the opportunity to examine their own views on leadership, explore the differences between personal and positional leadership, study characteristics of leaders within the university, and learn about the importance of personal development in becoming an effective personal leader.


LR270 Applying Principles of Leadership                           3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite LR170

Spring         T/TR    12:30-1:50 PM


This course is highly experiential and is designed for students to apply the principles of LR170.  The course is designed to teach students the fundamental elements of effective leadership and to demonstrate the importance of leadership to individuals, communities, and society through social change theory.  This course prepares students to analyze leadership and to understand leadership theory, as well as the concepts and skills.  Effective organizational leadership is the major theme of this course.

LR271 Readings in Leadership                                             3 Credit Hours

Spring         TR       3:00-6:00 PM

This course will focus on the development of the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary in the study of leadership and leadership-related activities.  Through methods of discussion as well as experiential and didactic learning, students will make connections between personal experiences, readings, and campus/community involvement through reflection in order to understand one’s own potential for leadership. 

LR280   Leadership in a Multicultural World                     2 Credit Hours

Prerequisites SC170; SC270

Fall     W        3:00-5:00 PM

This course will focus on the development of the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary in the study of leadership and leadership-related activities designed to promote culturally relevant interaction with people from ethnic and cultural backgrounds which differ from the student’s own.  These skills are intended to overlay the leadership skills the student has developed in other course work.  This course emphasizes self-knowledge and uses methods of experiential and didactic learning. 

Students admitted to the minor would complete the following:

LR370   Leading and Group/Team Dynamics                    2 Credit Hours

Prerequisites LR170; LR270; LR271; LR280

Fall                W        3:00-5:00 PM

This course will focus primarily on the interpersonal and structural dynamics that characterize successful group leadership and followership.  The course will center on the practical application as well as leadership and group motivation theory for bringing about the successful group in various settings.  The focus of this course is to provide an opportunity for the further development of interpersonal skills and personal growth through exposure and participation in group activities.

LR375   Field Experience in Leadership                             2 Credit Hours

Prerequisites LR170; LR270; LR271; LR280; LR370

Spring         M        2:00-4:00 PM

This field experience course requires students in the leadership minor to integrate and apply leadership theory in a leadership experience within the community.  The course will examine leadership activities and leadership capacities within the context of social change and public work.  Through a project based learning experience, students are challenged to think critically about their leadership roles, their personal and professional leadership, and the overall concept of leadership. 

LR470   Global Leadership                                                    3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites LR170; LR270; LR271; LR280; LR370; LR375

Spring         W        3:00-5:00PM      &         Summer       2011

This seminar and intensive capstone experience is designed to individually focus student learning that has been developed in earlier coursework.  Leadership theory, social change, and interdisciplinary approaches to complex global issues will be the main components in this course.  Students are expected to propose a scholarly capstone experience that addresses the social change model and demonstrates a mature understanding of personal leadership in a changing global context.