Leadership Studies (LD ST)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.

Designed for emerging student leaders, this course will provide students with basic leadership skills covering strengths identification, personal skills development, goal achievement, values-based behaviors, and mission statement development.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Theory and practice of effective leadership in a campus context. Study of effective leadership models and leadership in complex systems. Expectation of engagement in campus activities. Assessed service-learning component.

Cr. 1-3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Freshman or sophomore classification; Permission of the instructor.
Special projects for the Leadership Studies Program.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Sophomore classification
Developing and practicing leadership skills through understanding personal leadership styles, leadership theory and communication theory, including how they relate to gender issues and cultural diversity; exploring personality types, communication styles, and leadership styles, networking and developing mentoring relationships; setting goals and participating in leadership opportunities and service.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(Cross-listed with W S). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Sophomore classification
This course will examine historical and contemporary barriers to and opportunities for women's leadership in a variety of contexts, including professions and public service. It will examine theories of women's leadership, gender differences in leadership styles, and the perceptions and expectations about women's leadership. Multiple perspectives of women's leadership will be highlighted through lectures, readings, videos, guest speakers and group work.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: LD ST 322
Critical analysis of leadership theory to inform practice, with emphasis on ethical leadership and the alignment of personal and organizational values.

(Cross-listed with W S). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Research on women and leadership in selected content areas (e.g., business, education, politics and public service, and popular culture). Following an overview of quantitative and qualitative methods and critical analyses of journal articles on women and leadership, students will work in groups in selected content areas to research, write and present paper.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.Alt. SS., offered irregularly.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor.
Independent study for the Leadership Studies Program. No more than 6 credits of LD ST 490 may count toward graduation.