This course is meant to appeal to adult students who aim to increase their skills and prepare for leadership positions in the community—whether this is in the workforce (small businesses, corporations), non-profit organizations, or any civic involvement in their community. The course encourages students to think seriously about leadership and facilitates practical application of leadership principles. PR: ENGL 102 or COMM 201 or COMM 208.
This course focuses on philosophical approaches to leadership within organizations. Topics include visionary leadership, service, courage, and illusion-free leadership. Students will identify leadership challenges as well as strategies for successful leadership. PR: ENGL 102 or COMM 201 or COMM 208.
This course is devoted to the examination and study of organizational leadership theory. Course content will include paradigms of leadership theory and the practical application of theoretical constructs to the realm of organizational management. The knowledge base draws from many areas of scholarly research on leadership theory with applicability in a variety of organizational settings. Students develop a broad understanding of organizational constructs and the generic leadership paradigms. Included will be the application of theories of decision making, communication, leadership qualities, organizational climate, power, conflict, change processes, morale and motivation. PR: ENGL 102 or COMM 201 or COMM 208.
This course examines the unique ethical challenges faced by leaders with an emphasis on building ethical competency through self-assessment, challenge and feedback. Topics include virtue ethics, evil, forgiveness, moral theories, transformational leadership, ethical group problem solving, organizational integrity and managing ethical diversity. PR: ENGL 102 or COMM 201 or COMM 208.
This course conveys self-leadership in the context of a personal journey. The course will be delivered in five modules using a basic text, self-assessments, internet sources and film and literature cases. This course requires intensive writing to complete the assignments. The readings, assignments and activities focus on self-exploration and engender meaningful introspection into personal values, motivation and ethics. PR: ENGL 102 or COMM 201 or COMM 208.