Leadership Course Offerings: FALL, 2015  

LDR3003: Introduction to Leadership
Credits: 3

Description: Multiple sections are offered each term. See listing below.  This is the gateway course for the Minor in Community Leadership, though students do not have to declare the minor in order to enroll. The course  introduces participants to the major theories of leadership and their application in personal and professional settings. Participants engage in self-reflective and applied learning activities that allow them to draw upon their personal characteristics and experiences in order to make connections between class work and their own developing leadership style.

  • CRN 81296 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Annabel Brooks
  • CRN 81297 / Distance Learning;  Instructor: Dr. Annabel Brooks
  • CRN 81638 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Dianne Crum-Taylor
  • CRN 81672 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Edward Larbi
  • CRN 83067 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Dianne Crum-Taylor
  • CRN 83072/  Honors/Classroom; Instructor: General Richard Thomas Tryon; Meets Monday and Wednesday mornings, 10:00am-11:15am; Bldg. 3 (Skinner-Jones Hall), Room 2400

LDR 3240: InterGroup Dialogue Among Diverse Populations

Credits: 3

Description: Intergroup Dialogue is designed to provide foundational skills and knowledge needed to participate in and facilitate multicultural group interactions. It assumes that the most effective facilitators of cross cultural interactions possess competent levels of awareness, skill, knowledge and passion. Topics include: social identity development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; the dynamics of difference and power, and their impact on the nature of social oppression and/or the positive advancement of equity , civility, and justice in the world; and development of group facilitation skills and their application to multicultural settings. Particular emphasis is placed on interpreting leadership theory and practice in the context of values, the Social Change Theory of leadership development, UNF's six core values, and related processes of values integration. This course is open to all Juniors and Seniors and satisfies the primary elective requirement for the Minor in Community Leadership.

  • CRN 81849 / Traditional Classroom Setting; Instructor: Tara Rowe; Meets Wednesday afternoons, 1:40-4:20pm; Bldg 10 (Honors Hall), Room 1357;


LDR 3320: Collaborative Leadership

Credits: 3

Description: The focus of this course is leadership within the context of small work groups and self-directed project teams, and their role and function within community organizations. Students learn how to collaborate successfully in an ever-changing world by building the foundation for leadership in both theory and practice that can be applied to any organization or group. As a result of the information explosion, increasing numbers of leaders are needed who are able to work collaboratively and lead across cultures and disciplines from business to educational environments. Business people are working with individuals and groups from all cultures and walks of life on every continent of the world. Collaborative leadership knowledge and skills have become a necessity to enable emerging leaders to transcend differences in order to build organizations and teams of committed workers and employees.  

  • CRN 82331 / Hybrid; Instructor: Dr. Renee Wyden; Meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, 9-10:50am; 8/26; 9/9; 9/23; 10/7; 10/21; 11/4; 11/18; 12/2 & 12/9;



 LDR4263: Community Leadership Practicum
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LDR 3003, plus completion of two leadership electives, and a minimum of 5 entries posted to the student's Experiential Learning Transcript; and permission of Taylor Leadership Institute;

Description: This is the culminating course for the Minor in Community Leadership. The course is normally taken during the student's final term in residence at the University of North Florida just prior to graduation. Students hone awareness of their leadership style and related leadership learning outcomes gleaned through review of leadership theory and reflection on their current and prior co-curricular activities, retroactive to their enrollment at UNF. These include on-campus and off-campus activities documented on their Experiential Learning Transcript (ELT), and may include employment, volunteerism, community service, internships, study abroad experiences, and other forms of community-based engagement. Students reflect on their experiential learning about leadership through dialogue and ongoing reflective practice. They finalize their ELT entries, prepare and then deliver their Leadership Capstone Presentation, a verbal narrative/report capturing their leadership development while at UNF.
  • CRN 81858 / Hybrid; Instructor: Dr. John Frank; Meets over 7 Tuesday evenings, 6-8:30pm; Aug. 25; Sept. 15 and 29; Oct. 13 and 27; Nov. 17; and Dec. 1; Bldg 2 (Founders Hall), Room 2008;