Leadership Course Offerings  

LDR3003: Introduction to Leadership
Credits: 3

Description: This 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 leadership roles in their communities.

LDR3240: Intergroup Dialogue Among Diverse Populations

Credits: 3
Intergroup Dialogue Among Diverse Populations is designed to provide foundational skills in knowledge needed to participate in and facilitate multicultural group interactions. This course assumes that the most effective facilitators of multicultural group interactions possess a level of awareness, skill, knowledge, and passion. The topics of this course include social identity development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; basic group facilitation skills and their applications in multicultural settings. The course addresses these and other topical areas through readings, videos, facilitated in-class dialogues, activities, simulations, role-plays, and reflective journal and writing assignments.

LDR3320: Collaborative Leadership
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LDR 3003 
Description: The focus of this class is on leadership within the context of small work groups and self-directed project teams and their role and functions within community organizations. The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as an effective team member and leader, to promote the development of an understanding of the role(s) of work groups/teams within the community organization, and to introduce students to group/team leadership theories and research and their implications for the broader context of leadership in culturally diverse settings. A community based learning experience is required.

 
SOP3515: Fundamentals of Conflict Transformation
Credits: 3
Description: This course explores the nature of conflict that is borne by individual, relational, cultural, and structural differences and inequalities. This course will teach undergraduate students the skills to engage in change efforts. Transforming conflict intrapersonally and pursuing peace building interpersonally, students are empowered to recognize and transform conflict in relationships, institutions, and organizations. The course is designed to facilitate a perspective that is insightful and competent in creating change for people whose culture, philosophy, racial identity, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, age, religious orientation, and socio-economic status are a damaging source of conflict.

LDR4263: Community Leadership Practicum
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LDR 3003, LDR 3320 
Description: The course is designed to provide students with experiences that take them outside the walls of the classroom and into community settings, thus allowing students to deepen their leadership knowledge and translate it into practice while directly applying leadership skills in hands-on activities.