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Current Course Offerings

  Courses on this page include the current leadership courses being offered during the 2018 Summer and Fall semesters.  For additional information, please visit the UNF course catalog.

  • Fall 2018 Leadership Courses

    LDR 3003: Introduction to Leadership   (3 CR) 

    Description:  Multiple sections are offered each term.  This course is open to all students except first-year students (students must have a minimum of 30 credit hours). This is the gateway course for the Leadership Minor, though students do not have to declare the leadership 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 80910 / Distance Learning;  Dr. Edward Larbi   (Aug. 20 - Dec. 7)  

    CRN 80911 / Distance Learning;  Dr. Tara Rowe (Aug. 20 - Dec. 7)

    CRN 81108 / Distance Learning;  Dr. Dianne Taylor   (Aug. 20 - Dec. 7)  

    CRN 81606 / Distance Learning;  Dr. Dianne Taylor   (Aug. 20 - Dec. 7)   

    CRN 81607 / Classroom (Honors);  Rick Tryon T/R, 10:50-12:05   (Aug. 20 - Dec. 7) 

    CRN 82714 / Classroom (Honors);  Don Hutton M/W (Aug. 20-Dec. 7)  

    CRN 83510 / Hybrid;  Dr. Matt Ohlson; 9  TUESDAY MORNINGS , 10:50-12:05pm: Aug. 21; 28; Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 23; & Nov. 13; Location: TBA (Students volunteer as mentors in Duval County Middle Schools)   


    LDR 3320: Collaborative Leadership (3 CR)  

    Description:  Prerequisite: LDR 3003; The focus of this course is leadership within the context of small work groups and self-directed project teams, and their role and functions within organizations and the workplace. This course teaches students how to collaborate successfully in an ever-changing world by building the foundation for leadership in both theory and practice than can be applied to any organization or group. As a result of the information explosion, leaders are needed who are able to work collaboratively across cultures and disciplines, from business to education environments. Business people are working with individuals and groups from all cultures 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 and employees.  

    CRN 83313 / Hybrid;  Dr. Renee Wyden;  Meets on 9 Wednesday mornings , 9-10:50am; Aug 22; Sept. 5, 19; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 14, 28; Dec. 5; Location: TBA 


    LDR 3240: Inter-Group Dialogue Among Diverse Populations (3 CR)

    Description:  This course is designed to provide foundational skills in knowledge needed to participate in and facilitate multicultural group interactions that engage difficult conversations. The course assumes that the most effective facilitators of multicultural group interactions possess a level of awareness, skill, knowledge, and passion. As an experience in inter-group dialogue, students will engage  difference  across their social identities, values and power disparities. Through dialogic learning, the course underscores the pivotal role that values play in the pursuit of “truth and knowledge” in higher education and their application to authentic leadership development.  Emphasis is placed on interpreting leadership theory and practice in context of  Social Change Theory and  UNF’s six core values. Through values-driven leadership, students can make a difference on campus and in the community. This course is always taught in a live classroom setting.


    CRN 81223 / Classroom;  Dr. Rudolph Jamison; Wednesdays, 12pm-2:45pm; Location: TBA


    LDR 3367: Facilitation (H) (3 CR)

     Description: Prerequisite: LDR 3003; Restricted to Honors Students; This elective class is for students who have been selected as facilitators for the Honors First Year Colloquium class. The class has been designed to teach students some theoretical material about leadership and facilitation and apply that material in weekly breakout sessions. The first hour of class will prepare facilitators for each breakout session on a weekly basis tailored specifically to the materials and assignments that will be relevant to that week’s lessons. The second hour will explore leadership more generally, including relevant leadership theory, principles of facilitating discussion, and communication and conflict resolution skills.     

    CRN 82863/Classroom;  Dr. Leslie Kaplan; Meets on six FRIDAY MORNINGS, 9:00-12pm;  Location: TBA  


    LDR 4263: Leadership Practicum (3 CR)

     Description: Prerequisite: LDR 3003 plus completion of one of three prescribed primary electives, one secondary elective; sufficient postings to the 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 UNF prior to graduation. Students hone their leadership style and leadership identity through review of leadership theory and reflection on their current and prior co-curricular activities. Examples of co-curricular activities include on-campus and off-campus activities, employment, volunteerism, community service, internships, study abroad experiences, and other forms of community-based learning. Students reflect on their experiential learning about leadership through dialogue and ongoing reflective practice. Required activities include written reflections on co-curricular activities and delivery of an oral leadership capstone presentation. 


    CRN 83314/ Hybrid;  Dr. John Frank; Meets on seven TUESDAY EVENINGS, 6:10-8:40pm; Aug. 28; Sept. 11; Oct. 2, 16; 30; Nov. 6; 27; Location: TBA