** Starting June 15th, 2015, all Leadership Minor courses will transition from AG ### to LEAD ### **

LEADERSHIP THEORY

LEAD 242. PERSONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (3).

Examines content related to leadership traits, styles, and effective leadership tactics. An introductory course designed to create awareness and develop the employability skills necessary for participants to be productive contributors in their school, home, community and profession.

LEAD 342. TEAM AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP (3).

Examines the planning, implementation and evaluation of organizations, and challenges students in the development of effective communication, group dynamics, conflict management, teambuilding and problem solving. Students will be challenged to examine their leadership role in their school, community and profession. 

LEAD 444. LEADERSHIP MINOR CAPSTONE (2).

Capstone course for students completing the Leadership minor. Students will reflect on what they have learned through the Leadership minor and how to apply that learning in the context of their future careers. PREREQS: LEAD 242 and LEAD 342



TRAIT AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT

AG 421. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (3).

Principles of leadership development, leadership analysis and style, record keeping procedures, youth organizations, and activities in leadership for youth. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: Senior standing.

LEAD 442/542. LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR CAREER SUCCESS (3).

Focuses on the development and refinement of the following leadership skills: utilizing diversity, team building, project management, program planning models, working with difficult people, conflict management, leading change, establishing an effective network, organizational strategies, and emotional intelligence. PREREQS: Junior, senior or graduate standing.

LEAD 443/543. LEADERSHIP THROUGH CONVERSATIONS (3).

Engages students in the exploration of conversations as a component of leadership. Students will engage in topics related to developing effective conversations, listening, conversation styles, group dynamics, digital communication, meetings as conversations and interviewing skills.

AHE 499. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16).

This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

ALS 295. LAST YEAR EXPERIENCE (2).

An introduction and analysis of post-college skill sets including the study of personal finance, career search techniques, communication skills, self-exploration and organizational integration. PREREQS: Junior and senior class standing.

AS 311. LEADERSHIP FUNDAMENTALS, TEAM BUILDING AND PROBLEM SOLVING (3).

Emphasis on leadership and management fundamentals, team building and problem solving. Case studies are used to examine leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. Unique exercises will be utilized to emphasize team building and problem solving. Oral and written communication skills will be assessed. PREREQS: Must take concurrently with AS 320 if fully eligible Professional Officer Course student.

COMM 218. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3).

Introduction to dyadic and relational communication. Overview of current research in such areas as verbal and nonverbal messages, self-concept and perception, culture and gender stereotypes and styles, relational development and dissolution, deception, compliance gaining and conflict management. (Bacc Core Course)

COMM 316. ADVANCED PERSUASION (3).

Advanced theory and practice in persuasion, with evidence on social and behavioral science research. Examination of the cognitive and affective aspects of persuasion, focusing particularly on the audience. Consideration of persuasion in interpersonal relations, organizations, public advocacy, and public relations. (H) PREREQS: COMM 111

COMM 322. SMALL-GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING (3).

Theory and practice of small-group decision making. Group processes of problem solving and decision by consensus. The history and role of group problem solving in a democratic society. Group power, leadership, and roles. Experience with problems of fact, value, and policy. (SS) PREREQS: COMM 218

KIN 230. INTRODUCTION TO ADVENTURE PROGRAMS (3).

Foundation course for leadership opportunities in the Adventure Leadership Institute (ALI). Provides overview of history, theoretical foundations, and utilization of adventure programs in education, recreation, and therapy.

KIN 299. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3).

This course is repeatable for a maximum of 24 credits.

KIN 231. HUMAN GROUP DYNAMICS (3).

Provides students with the fundamental concepts and theories essential for understanding dynamics that occur in groups in recreation, leisure, and everyday settings.

IE 470. MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (4).

Improvement of organizational performance through the design and implementation of systems that integrate personnel, technological, environmental, and organizational variables. Topics include performance assessment and measurement as well as improvement methodologies. PREREQS: Senior standing.

MS 211. MILITARY SCIENCE II: FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP I (2).

An examination of effective leadership. Development of interpersonal skills using practical exercises and case studies. Lec/lab.

NS 211. LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (5).

Overview of the principles, philosophies, and methodologies of effective Naval leadership with emphasis on moral, ethical actions with respect to the principles of authority, responsibility, and accountability as they apply to military organizations.

PAC 299. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3).

Advanced information, skills, practice, and application; experimental and new classes. May have additional fee. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 11 credits. PREREQS: Intermediate to advanced skills in an activity area or instructor approval required.

PHL 205. ETHICS (4).

Introduction to ethical theory and to the evaluation of ethical issues in society such as sexual ethics and euthanasia. Includes the study of philosophical theories of moral responsibility and moral virtue, and the philosophical ideas behind ethics debates in society. Students are encouraged to develop their own positions on ethical issues through discussion projects and term papers. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

PHL 207. POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (4).

Introductory study of the philosophical justifications of political systems and philosophical theories about the rights and obligations of citizens and governments. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

PHL 280. ETHICS OF DIVERSITY (4).

Uses moral philosophy to examine difference-based discrimination and prejudice in the human community. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

PHL 443. WORLD VIEWS AND ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES (3).

A comparative study of world-views (secular and religious, Western and Eastern, modern and ancient) and how they affect concepts of nature, environmental values, and selected environmental issues. (Bacc Core Course) (NC) PREREQS: One introductory-level science course and sophomore standing.

PSY 370. PERSONALITY (4).

An overview of major theories of personality is followed by an introduction to personality testing and research. (SS) PREREQS: (PSY 201 and PSY 202)

PSY 437. MOTIVATION (4).

Biological, learning, and cognitive approaches to human and animal motivation. Topics include evolution, homeostasis, drive, arousal, incentive motivation, achievement motivation, and social motivation. PREREQS: (PSY 330 or PSY 340) and PSY 301

WGSS 224. WOMEN: PERSONAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE (3).

Examines the way the questioning of traditional gender roles and their accompanying power structures can lead to change in women's personal and public lives. Explores women's heritage and contributions and focuses on issues of self-growth and social movements for change. (SS) (Bacc Core Course)

 

APPLIED LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

LEAD 410. INTERNSHIP (1-16).

A work internship to give students practical on-the-job preparation in any of the main facets of agriculture or related industries. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: College and instructor approval

LEAD 409. PRACTICUM (1-16).

This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

LEAD 401. RESEARCH (1-16).

This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

LEAD 442/542. LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR CAREER SUCCESS (3).

Focuses on the development and refinement of the following leadership skills: utilizing diversity, team building, project management, program planning models, working with difficult people, conflict management, leading change, establishing an effective network, organizational strategies, and emotional intelligence. PREREQS: Junior, senior or graduate standing.

LEAD 443/543. LEADERSHIP THROUGH CONVERSATIONS (3).

Engages students in the exploration of conversations as a component of leadership. Students will engage in topics related to developing effective conversations, listening, conversation styles, group dynamics, digital communication, meetings as conversations and interviewing skills.

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