Leadership Courses / Fall, 2016

 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 81137 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Annabel Brooks
  • CRN 81138 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Annabel Brooks
  • CRN 81416 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Dianne Taylor
  • CRN 81443 / Hybrid; Instructor: Dr. Matthew Ohlson; Meets select Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm; Aug. 30; Sept. 13, Oct. 4; Nov. 8; Nov. 29; Dec. 6; Location: Bldg 42 (Coggin COB), Room 1114;
  • CRN 82277 / Honors/Classroom; Instructor: General Richard Tryon; Meets Monday and Wednesday mornings, 10:30-11:45am;     Location: Bldg 2 (Founders Hall), Room 2222;
  • CRN 82274 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Dianne Taylor
  • CRN 83389 / Distance Learning; Instructor: Dr. Rudolph Franklin Jamison  


LDR 3320: Collaborative Leadership

Credits: 3

Description: Prerequisite: LDR 3003;The focus of this course is on leadership within the context of small work groups and self-directed project teams and their role and functions within community organizations. The purpose of this course is to teach students how to collaborate effectively 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 individual and groups from all culture and walks of life on every continent. Collaborative leadership knowledge and skills have become a necessity to enable emerging leaders to transcend differences to build organizations and teams of committed workers. This course is generally presented in the "hybrid" model, using both online and classroom delivery methods. This course satisfies the primary elective requirement for the Leadership Minor.      

  •  CRN 82433 / Hybrid (w/ 9 Required  Classroom Sessions)Instructor: Dr.Renee Wyden; Meets 9-10:50am on the following Wednesdays: Aug 24; Sep 7, 21; Oct 5, 19; Nov 2, 16, 30; Dec 7:;  Location: Bldg 57 (Petway Hall), Room 2050;


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 81570 / Classroom; Instructor: Sheila Spivey; Meets Wednesday afternoons, 1:40-4:20pm; Location: Bldg 9 / Room 1413;


 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;
Description: 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 81574 / Hybrid; Instructor: Dr. John Frank; Meets 7 Tuesday Evenings, 6-8:30pm; Aug 30; Sep 13, 27; Oct 18; Nov 1, 15, 29;  Capstone Presentations: Nov 30; Dec 1, 2 (TBA);  Location: Bldg 57 (Petway Hall), Room 2050;