Leadership Courses / SPRING, 2017

 LDR3003: Introduction to Leadership

Credits: 3
Description: Multiple sections are offered each term.  This is the gateway course for the Leadership Minor, 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 11024 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Annabel Brooks
  • CRN 11025 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Annabel Brooks
  • CRN 11071 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Dianne Taylor
  • CRN 11704 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Gregg
  • CRN 12223 / Honors/Classroom; Instructor: General Richard Tryon; Monday & Wednesday mornings, 10:30-11:45am; Bldg 57 (Petway Hall/Room 1260);
  • CRN 12282 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Dianne Taylor   
  • CRN 12739 / Honors/Classroom; Instructor: General Richard Tryon; Monday & Wednesday afternoons, 1:30-2:45pm; Bldg 2 (Founders Hall/Room 2222);
  • CRN 13047 / Hybrid; Instructor: Dr. Matthew Ohlson; Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm; Jan 10; 17; 24; 31; Feb 7; 14; 21;  Mar 7; 21; 28; Bldg 57 (Petway Hall/Rm 1260);
  • CRN 13048 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr.  Edward Larbi
  • CRN 13049 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr.  Edward Larbi


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 Leadership Minor.

  • CRN 11839 / Classroom; Instructor: Deborah Reed; Meets Wednesday afternoons, 1:40-4:20pm; Location: TBA

SOP 3515: Foundations of Conflict Transformation 

Credits: 3

Description: This course engages diverse approaches to the theory and practice of conflict resolution and the methods for understanding, managing, and transforming conflict as means toward personal, organizational, and systemic change. The course explores the nature of conflict that is borne by individual, relational, cultural, and structural differences and inequities. Understanding how we respond to conflict be can highly enlightening and facilitate transformational learning through academic, experiential and reflective engagement. Leaders need to be able to negotiate it in ways that don't simply resolve conflict, but transform it as people, organizations and systems change toward constructive ends that advance the common good and build a world of peace and justice. This course will teach students the skills to engage those change efforts. This course satisfies the primary elective requirement for the Leadership Minor.       

  •  CRN 11611 / Classroom; Instructor: Dr. Curtis Phills; Meets 3-4:15pm on Mondays and Wednesdays;  Location: Bldg 2 (Founders Hall), Room 1018;


 LDR4263: Leadership Practicum
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: LDR 3003, plus completion of two leadership electives, and a minimum of 12 entries posted to the student's Experiential Learning Transcript; and permission of Taylor Leadership Institute;  This is the culminating course for the Leadership Minor. 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 capturing their leadership development while at UNF. 
  • CRN 13050 / Hybrid; Instructor: Dr. John Frank; 7 Tuesday Evenings, 6-8:30pm; Jan 10; 24; Feb 7; 21; Mar 7; 14; Apr 4;  Loc: Bldg 57 (Petway Hall/Room 1260);
  • CRN 13052 / Hybrid; Instructor: Dr. John Frank; 7 Wednesday Evenings, 6-8:30pm; Jan 11; 25; Feb 8; 22; Mar 8; 15; Apr 5;  Loc:: Bldg 57 (Petway Hall/Room 2050);