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Leadership Studies

LEAD 3383G - LEADERSHIP, WOMEN AND SPIRITUALITY (3 Credits)

Same as RLST 3383G and SOWK 3383G.

LEAD 6310 - INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP THEORIES (3 Credits)

Introduction to the history and theory of leadership to critical thinking and methods of inquiry as they bear on the subject of leadership, to the ethics of leadership, to basic leadership competencies, to relevant leadership contexts, and to leading groups and individuals. Analysis of historical concepts and contemporary theories of leadership. Emphasis on application of theoretical concepts to actual leadership situations.

LEAD 6314 - LEADERSHIP DECISION MAKING (3 Credits)

Introduction to models and techniques that support effective and efficient decision processes. Introduces the students to the identification and avoidance of known cultural and cognitive biases and other process pitfalls that can seriously hinder successful decision-making. Offered: fall.

LEAD 6316 - CONFLICT MANAGEMENT FOR LEADERS (3 Credits)

This course will offer students the opportunity to develop and refine conflict management skills needed to facilitate organizational processes aimed at successfully attaining desired performance results. Topics will include communication, interpersonal skills, bargaining and negotiation, and other strategies for recognizing and resolving conflict in complex organizations. Offered: spring.

LEAD 6321 - LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES AND PROCESSES (3 Credits)

Focus on strategic planning methodologies and issues related to the design of effective organizational structures, processes and control systems in contemporary and future complex organizations. Emphasis will be placed on a variety of seminal strategic planning methodologies available to leaders. Prerequisite: LEAD 6310.

LEAD 6322 - CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM ANALYSIS FOR LEADERS (3 Credits)

Study of the principles of logic, critical thinking, problem definition and decision theory that are used in identifying problems, assumptions and alternatives for problems that leaders encounter. Methods of decision-making and scenario planning are explored in detail.

LEAD 6341 - INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP RESEARCH METHODS (3 Credits)

Explores the process of asking research questions and finding answers. Includes broad overview of experimental and non- experimental methods. Emphasizes the functional use and understanding of basic statistics in evaluating research findings.

LEAD 6344 - TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP (3 Credits)

Introduction to the history of Transformational Leadership, to critical thinking and methods of inquiry as they bear on the subject of leadership, to the ethics of leadership, to the basic leadership competencies, to relevant leadership contexts, and to leading groups and individuals. Emphasis on application of theoretical concepts and the measurements of Transformational Leadership to actual leadership situations.

LEAD 6351 - READINGS IN LEADERSHIP (3 Credits)

Introductory survey of contemporary writings and emerging theories on leadership.

LEAD 6360 - MULTI-CULTURAL ISSUES IN LEADERSHIP (3 Credits)

This course will examine cultural styles of leadership and various leadership styles that can be employed in different cultural settings. Students will examine the role of culture in attitudes toward society, family and work. Prerequisite: LEAD 6310.

LEAD 6361 - GENDER ISSUES IN LEADERSHIP (3 Credits)

This course will examine gender issues by exploring how gender influences human development, achievement, self-concepts, family roles, work life and social institutions such as the legal system. Gender perceptions as they relate to leadership styles will be explored in detail. Prerequisite: LEAD 6310.

LEAD 6362 - WRITTEN COMMUNICATION FOR LEADERS (3 Credits)

Provides an overview of the structure, process and requirements associated with writing effective reports, executive summaries and proposals. Covers advanced rules of grammar and syntax and methods for synthesizing disparate sources of information into concise written summaries.

LEAD 6366 - SELECTED TOPICS IN LEADERSHIP (3 Credits)

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit.

LEAD 6370 - SYNTHESIS OF LEADERSHIP RESEARCH THEORIES (3 Credits)

This course is designed to serve as a capstone to the first 18 hours (core courses) of the MSOL degree. This course integrates material across the core practical and theoretical courses, and is intended to aid retention and student success by enabling integration, synthesis and application of specialized knowledge. Offered: fall.

LEAD 7330 - LEADERSHIP IN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS (3 Credits)

Exploration of history of leadership is social movements. Comparison and contrast of forms, mechanisms and practices of leadership in various stages of a social movement. Examination of values of leaders as expressed through stories of ordinary people involved in leadership in social movements. Prerequisite: LEAD 6310.

LEAD 9115 - INTERNSHIP (1 Credit)

Participation in an internship position related to other field of study and dissertation concentration. May be repeated for up to six total credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of graduate adviser.

LEAD 9134 - COMMUNITY RESOURCES II (1 Credit)

Examination of the reciprocal partnerships in the community specific to his or her field of interest and the implications of that specific partnership for community and regional structure and function, social and political organizations, economic structure and development.

LEAD 9149 - FIELD BASED RESEARCH (1 Credit)

Identification of a problem related to the field of leadership and use of experimental and/or qualitative research to investigate the issue and suggest solutions. May be repeated as many times as needed. Pass/Fail.

LEAD 9166 - SELECTED TOPICS IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES (1 Credit)

Specialized courses which provide intensive, specific exposure to a topic selected from the following emphasis areas: technology leadership, non-profit and public leadership and for-profit leadership. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor.

LEAD 9170 - SYNTHESIS OF LEADERSHIP AND RESEARCH THEORIES (1 Credit)

This course provides specialized instruction to serve as a capstone to the first year of courses. The course will help students to consolidate learning across practical and theoretical courses in such a manner that the student goes beyond encapsulated knowledge and moves towards successful integration of material, with the ability to discuss and apply consolidated knowledge in a scholarly manner. Prerequisite: A minimum of 12 hours of leadership core courses, including LEAD 9310 and LEAD 9341.

LEAD 9171 - RESEARCH SYNTHESIS FOR LEADERSHIP (1 Credit)

The course provides specialized instruction to serve as a research capstone to the pre-candidacy doctoral student. It will help students to consolidate learning across 12 hours of research methodology and statistics courses in such a manner that the student goes beyond encapsulated knowledge and moves towards successful integration and application of the material beyond the classroom. Prerequisite: A minimum of 12 hours of research methods and statistics courses, including LEAD 9341, LEAD 9342, LEAD 9343, LEAD 9344.

LEAD 9172 - LEADERSHIP THEORIES SYNTHESIS FOR LEADERSHIP (1 Credit)

The course provides specialized instruction to serve as a leadership theories capstone to the pre-candidacy doctoral student. It will help students to consolidate learning across 12 hours of leadership theory courses in such a manner that the student goes beyond encapsulated knowledge and moves towards successful integration and application of the material beyond the classroom. Prerequisite: A minimum of 36 hours in program with the following courses LEAD 9310, LEAD 9320, LEAD 9321, LEAD 9350 and LEAD 9316.

LEAD 9173 - MANAGEMENT SYNTHESIS FOR LEADERSHIP (1 Credit)

The course provides specialized instruction to serve as a management capstone to the pre-candidacy doctoral student. It will help students to consolidate learning across 12 hours of management courses in such a manner that the student goes beyond encapsulated knowledge and moves towards successful integration and application of the material beyond the classroom. Prerequisite: A minimum of 36 hours in program, with the following courses LEAD 9313, LEAD 9320, LEAD 9321 and LEAD 9323.

LEAD 9199 - DISSERTATION DEFENSE (1 Credit)

This one-hour credit must be taken the semester a candidate wishes to defend the dissertation. Fee: $200.

LEAD 9215 - INTERNSHIP (2 Credits)

Participation in an internship position related to other field of study and dissertation concentration. May be repeated for up to six total credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of graduate adviser.

LEAD 9249 - FIELD BASED RESEARCH (2 Credits)

Identification of a problem related to the field of leadership and use of experimental and/or qualitative research to investigate the issue and suggest solutions. May be repeated as many times as needed. Pass/Fail.

LEAD 9261 - ORAL COMMUNICATION FOR LEADERS (2 Credits)

Covers principles of effective oral communication to both small and large groups in both formal and informal settings. Covers aspects of developing effective support materials for and principles of effective meeting management, briefings and speeches. The student will be required to hone her or his skills in impromptu presentations requiring critical thinking skills and oral dialectic exchanges.

LEAD 9266 - SELECTED TOPICS IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES (2 Credits)

Specialized courses which provide intensive, specific exposure to a topic selected from the following emphasis areas: technology leadership, non-profit and public leadership and for-profit leadership. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor.

LEAD 9310 - INTERMEDIATE LEADERSHIP THEORIES (3 Credit)

Overview of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to lead complex organizations in the public and private sectors of 21st Century American society. Issues include developing and sustaining strategic focus, applying leadership principles in an environment of constant change and applying systems thinking to the management of human, financial, materials and information resources.

LEAD 9311 - LEADERSHIP ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE (3 Credits)

Leadership opportunities and challenges related to the integration of technology within complex organizations. Discussion will include trends, issues and the effects of technological change on organizational structure and behavior. Focus on resource implications and legal issues related to organizational use of digital technology. Course provides experimental familiarization with a broad range of technological support systems that are available or anticipated in the near term.

LEAD 9312 - SOCIAL CONTEXT FOR LEADERSHIP IN DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (3 Credits)

Investigation of the moral, ethical and social context of organizational decision-making. Examination of social and value issues which confront organizational leaders in the public and private sectors of a democratic society. Exploration of the implications of value-driven decision-making for the development of organizational responses to contemporary social issues.

LEAD 9313 - GLOBAL LEADERSHIP (3 Credits)

Exploration analysis and evaluation of comparative approaches to leading and managing complex organizations form an international perspective. Investigation of comparative societal cultures, norms and systems in other developed and developing nations. Evaluation of implications of differing societal cultures and social systems for organizational behavior at the institutional, organizational and individual levels of analysis.

LEAD 9314 - LEADER DECISION PROCESSES (3 Credits)

Experiential investigation of models and techniques that support effective and efficient decision processes. Emphasizes the practice of effective decision processes through team decision-making activities. Provides experiential focus on the identification and avoidance of known cultural and cognitive biases and other process pitfalls that can seriously hinder successful decision-making.

LEAD 9315 - INTERNSHIP (3 Credits)

Participation in an internship position related to other field of study and dissertation concentration. May be repeated for up to six total credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of graduate adviser.

LEAD 9316 - CONFLICT MANAGEMENT FOR LEADERS (3 Credits)

Advanced study of theoretical models behind conflict management needed to effectively lead organizations and influence a positive organizational culture and enhance organizational processes. Students will engage in critical analysis of models and scenarios reflecting the importance of communication, interpersonal skills, bargaining and negotiation, and creating a culture that facilitates effective conflict management. Prerequisite: Acceptance to Leadership Studies PhD program.

LEAD 9317 - LEADERSHIP IN LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS (3 Credits)

Process of strategy development formulation and implementation at various levels within the organization. Focus on role of top leaders in creating and sustaining organizational vision, and integrating organizational systems and resources to support mission accomplishment. Other issues considered will include organizational change and strategic renewal, and the management of human resources throughout theses continuing processes.

LEAD 9318 - LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT (3 Credits)

Course provides an overview and application of key leadership assessment instruments and explores the evolution of leadership and the development of psychological assessment instruments as a means for understanding leadership dynamics. Research assignments to integrate scholarly writing and systems thinking to leadership research and theory to organizations. Fee: $40.

LEAD 9320 - INTRA-ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP (3 Credits)

Identification, analysis, evaluation and application of factors which influence the design, structure and operation of complex organizations in the public and private sectors of society. Emphasis on integration of theory and concepts from the social sciences as a basis for understanding human behavior within complex organizations.

LEAD 9321 - INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP (3 Credits)

Issues related to the design of effective organizational structures, process and control systems in contemporary and future complex organizations. Domains of inquiry include strategic assessment, goal formulation; design of organizational processes to attain desired performance; and measurement, analysis and evaluation of organizational performance outcomes. Emphasis on application of contemporary theory, methods and techniques to improve organizational outcomes.

LEAD 9323 - RESOURCES MANAGEMENT I (3 Credits)

Focus is on the application of the theory, methods and techniques of economic analysis to entrance the effectiveness of resource allocation decisions within complex organizations. Issues and techniques related to estimation and allocation of costs, evaluation of revenues and decision-making processes related to programmatic resource allocations will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on real world problem-solving related to revenue maximization and cost minimization in complex organizations.

LEAD 9324 - LEGAL ISSUES (3 Credits)

Reviews the legal bases for organizing and administering organizations. Statutes and court decisions affecting organizational functions will be studied. Discussion will include an overview of legal policy and precedents related to equal opportunity, discrimination and other issues involving equity, access and opportunity within complex organizations in the public and private sectors.

LEAD 9325 - MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS (3 Credits)

Offers an overview of the key elements of marketing and its impact on organizations and society. Topics include strategic marketing decisions made at the corporate and business level, and organizational issues that affect the formulation and implementation of marketing strategy.

LEAD 9326 - RESOURCES MANAGEMENT II (3 Credits)

Focus on developing and refining skills, knowledge and abilities needed for successfully integrate financial planning and management control systems in complex organizations. Topics covered include theory, methods and techniques that support effective analysis of the financial implications of program alternatives; cash and capital budgeting, risk and return analysis; and long-range financial planning in a managerial team environment.

LEAD 9330 - POLICY, VALUES AND PARTNERSHIPS (3 Credits)

Interdisciplinary overview of research related to contemporary policy development at federal, state and local levels, and their implications for organizations and communities. Includes introduction to and analysis of the dynamics of public policy formulation in allocating resources to support social institutions such as education, healthcare, the family, social welfare and housing.

LEAD 9331 - INTERGRATED DELIVERY OF SERVICES (3 Credits)

Illustrates the synergistic relationship between the organization and the community. Includes opportunities to analyze and evaluate historical and current services provided through organizations.

LEAD 9332 - APPLICATIONS IN POLICY AND SERVICES (3 Credits)

Provides the students with the opportunity to examine the dynamics of policy development in his or her field of interest and to place the dynamics in the context of historical and current service delivery.

LEAD 9333 - COMMUNITY RESOURCES I (3 Credits)

Involves study in the interconnections among organizations, community programs and public policies. Course attention will be given to building reciprocal partnerships between the organization and the community; theory and analysis of community and regional structure and function; social and political organizations, economic structure and development.

LEAD 9341 - INTERMEDIATE RESEARCH METHODS (3 Credits)

Overview of theory and methods of research in the social sciences. Topics include development of research questions and analysis, site entry, interviewing, participant observation and data collection and coding. Emphasis on theory and methods of survey research, including sampling, measurement theory, questionnaire construction, issues related to reliability and validity, and introduction to techniques used in data reduction and analysis.

LEAD 9342 - ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS (3 Credits)

Offers an overview of various methods of qualitative research, including broad categories of phenomenology, case study research, ethnography and critical research. The philosophies, methodologies and issues associated with various kinds of qualitative research will be studied. Students will explore a research problem specific to their field, using a qualitative research design. Prerequisite: LEAD 9341.

LEAD 9343 - EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND STATISTICS I (3 Credits)

Characteristics of various group experimental designs, with emphasis on application and interpretation of inferential statistics used to analyze data. Includes review of statistics such as z-scores; t-tests, chi-square; simple linear regression; discriminate analysis; analysis of variance and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Emphasizes use of computer statistical software and interpretation of results.

LEAD 9344 - EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND STATISTICS II (3 Credits)

Develops skills and understanding needed to apply and interpret the results of multivariate statistical methods of data analysis. Topics include non-parametric statistics; multiple linear regression analysis; path analysis; factor analysis; cluster analysis; principal components analysis and discriminate analysis. Uses and interpretation of methods such as multivariate analysis of variance; repeated measures analysis of covariance; and multiple analysis of covariance. Emphasis will be on the use and interpretation of computer software to analyze data sets assigned.

LEAD 9349 - FIELD BASED RESEARCH (3 Credits)

Identification of a problem related to the field of leadership and use of experimental and/or qualitative research to investigate the issue and suggest solutions. May be repeated as many times as needed. Pass/Fail.

LEAD 9350 - HISTORICAL LEADERSHIP THEORIES (3 Credits)

Survey of historical and contemporary writings on leadership. Readings and discussions will focus on developing a historical understanding of leadership and an in-depth understanding of current schools of leadership thought.

LEAD 9351 - ADVANCED LEADERSHIP THEORIES (3 Credits)

Survey of contemporary writings and emerging theories on leadership. Prerequisite: LEAD 9350 and completion of 36 semester hours in the doctoral program or department permission.

LEAD 9352 - LEADERSHIP ETHICS AND MORALITY (3 Credits)

An in-depth investigation of the characteristics and relationships between ethical and moral practices and effective leadership. Ethical reasoning will be developed and applied to a variety of leadership situations.

LEAD 9360 - WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (3 Credits)

Provides an overview of the structure, process and requirements associated with writing for conducting literature reviews, writing effective reports, executive summaries and proposals, and articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals and other professional publications. Covers advanced rules of grammar and syntax.

LEAD 9361 - ORAL COMMUNICATION (3 Credits)

Covers principles of effective oral communication to both small and large groups in both formal and informal settings. Covers aspects of developing effective support material for and principles of effective meeting management, briefings and speeches. The student will be required to hone her or his skills in impromptu presentations requiring critical thinking skills and oral dialectic exchanges.

LEAD 9366 - SELECTED TOPICS IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES (3 Credits)

Specialized courses which provide intensive specific exposure to a topic selected from the following emphasis areas: technology leadership, non-profit and public leadership, and for-profit leadership. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor.

LEAD 9415 - INTERNSHIP (4 Credits)

Participation in an internship position related to other field of study and dissertation concentration. May be repeated for up to six total credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of graduate adviser.

LEAD 9515 - INTERNSHIP (5 Credits)

Participation in an internship position related to other field of study and dissertation concentration. May be repeated for up to six total credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of graduate adviser.

LEAD 9615 - INTERNSHIP (6 Credits)

Participation in an internship position related to other field of study and dissertation concentration. May be repeated for up to six total credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of graduate adviser.