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Leadership and Human Relations (LEAD) Courses

Lower-Division

LEAD 225 CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP (1-3 credits)(S). Provides students with opportunities to learn about political and social community dynamics while becoming catalysts for collaborative social change. Students will integrate service, education, and reflection to create meaningful change in communities. The culmination of this learning will take place on an intensive weeklong service trip. Students must be accepted into alternative break program prior to registration. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

Upper-Division

LEAD 325 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP (3-0-3)(F,S). An introduction to concepts, frameworks, ideas and beliefs related to leadership. Intended to inspire students to engage in deeper self-exploration about why they lead and how they can begin to serve as a catalyst for progress in their relationships, communities and organizations. PREREQ: sophomore standing.

LEAD 326 THE PRACTICE OF LEADERSHIP (3-0-3)(F,S). An exploration of selected concepts, frameworks, ideas and beliefs related to the art and practice of leadership. The course is intended to help students move from knowledge and awareness, to applying their learning in various contexts. PREREQ: sophomore standing, LEAD 325.

LEAD 327 RELATIONAL LEADERSHIP (3-0-3)(F,S). The purpose of this course is to enhance the critical leadership component of working effectively with others. Tools will be provided for developing the internal qualities and the external behaviors that lead to both individual and team success. The completion of LEAD 325 is recommended. PREREQ: sophomore standing. COREQ: LEAD 325.

LEAD 490 CAPSTONE IN LEADERSHIP (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). This experiential course offers students an opportunity to practice the skills and perspectives they have learned in previous leadership courses. Students will select a team-based community or business project to organize and implement as a vehicle to demonstrate and reflect upon leadership principles. The completion of LEAD 326 is recommended. PREREQ: LEAD 325, MDS 410, and sophomore standing. COREQ: LEAD 326.

LEAD 480 STUDIES IN LEADERSHIP (3-0-3)(F/S). Examination of special topics and skills in leadership. Content varies from semester to semester. Subjects may include leading groups, leading change, gender and leadership, creativity and leadership, etc. Course may be repeated for credit. PREREQ: sophomore standing.

LEAD 495 LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE (0-3-1)(F,S). This experiential course offers students an opportunity to practice the skills and perspectives they have learned in previous leadership courses. Students will select a team-based community or business project to organize and implement as a vehicle to demonstrate and reflect upon leadership principles. The completion of LEAD 326 is recommended. PREREQ: LEAD 325, LEAD 327, and sophomore standing. COREQ: LEAD 326.

Leadership and Human Relations Programs