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Leadership Studies

LEAD 3190-3390 Selected Topics in Leadership (1-3 credits)

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

LEAD 3300 - Foundations of Leadership (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.

LEAD 3301 - History and Theories of Leadership (3 credits)

History of theories of leadership. Analysis of historical concepts and contemporary theories of leadership. Emphasis on application of theoretical concepts, and to actual leadership situations.

LEAD 3302 - Leadership in Organizations and Society (3 credits)

Focus on leadership theory and research within and across formal organization settings such as public/private, profit/non-profit, professional/non-professional, and unitary/multi-divisional. Examination of rational, natural and open systems and how leadership differs in each system. Prerequisite: LEAD 3300.

LEAD 3311 - Multi-Cultural Issues in Leadership - Bilingually Taught (3 credits)

Examines cultural styles of leadership and various leaderships styles which can be employed in different cultural settings. Students will examine the role of culture in attitudes toward society, family and work. The course will be taught bilingually in both Spanish and English. Prerequisites: SPAN 1411, SPAN 1412, SPAN 2311, SPAN 2312, LEAD 3300. May not receive credit for LEAD 3311 and LEAD 3312.

LEAD 3312 - Multi-Cultural Issues in Leadership (3 credits)

Examines cultural styles of leadership and various leadership styles which can be employed in different cultural settings. Students will examine the role of culture in attitudes toward society, family and work. Prerequisite: LEAD 3300. May not receive credit for LEAD 3311 and LEAD 3312.

LEAD 3314 - Gender Issues in Leadership (3 credits)

Examines 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. Same as WMST 3314. Prerequisite: LEAD 3300.

LEAD 3333 - Leadership in Community and Political Contexts (3 credits)

Examination of leadership in non-profit sector organizations ranging from national to small neighborhood associations. Examination of responsibility for leadership as it pertains to voluntary organizations. Informal and formal processes by which power and authority are exercised and leadership is selected within a political system in various settings. Prerequisite: LEAD 3300.

LEAD 3383 - Leadership, Women and Spirituality (3 credits)

Same as RLST 3383, SOWK 3383, WMST 3383.

LEAD 4303 - Leadership Decision Process (3 credits)

Focus on models and techniques that support effective and efficient decision processes. Provides experiential focus on the identification and avoidance of known cultural and cognitive biases, and other process pitfalls that can seriously hinder successful leadership decision-making. Prerequisite: LEAD 3300.

LEAD 4304 - Leadership Systems: Strategy and Process (3 credits)

Focus on strategic planning methodologies and issues leaders must address. Emphasis will be on application of contemporary theory, methods and techniques for developing and sustaining organizational strategies. Prerequisites: LEAD 3300, LEAD 4303.