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Leadership Degree - Bachelor of Arts


Major Requirements (36 credit hours)

The courses in this cohort program are designed to be taken in order as listed. Their prerequisite is acceptance to the Leadership Accelerated Degree Completion Program.

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  • LDR 312 Principles of Leadership

    This course serves as an introduction to the leadership major by focusing on definitions of leadership, leader traits, leader behaviors, and the leadership process. These topics will provide a framework for the application of leadership theories and concepts to real life situations.
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  • LDR 322 Case Studies in Leadership

    This course integrates major leadership theories with case study analyses of notable military, political, religious, civil rights, and business leaders. Debate and discussion of the case studies will also be used to enhance the understanding of leadership theory and application.
    University Syllabus

  • LDR 332 Interpersonal Leadership

    Focuses on developing leadership skills by exploring such topics as self-concept, self-esteem, personal values, time and stress management, conflict resolution, and gender issues. Self-assessments and personal reflection assignments will encourage students to examine leadership strengths and areas fro development in self and others.
    University Syllabus

  • LDR 342 Organizational Leadership

    Examines how attitudes and actions in the workplace are influenced by personality, emotion, organizational structure, power, and politics. Classic research and writings on motivation, organizational culture, conflict, and group decision making will be used to inform the discussion and analysis of common issues in organizational behavior and performance.
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  • LDR 352 Leadership Ethics

    Investigates the pressing ethical issues and decision-making problems facing contemporary leaders across all types of groups, organizations, and professions. Emphasis is on ethical approaches to problem solving, communication, and leading others. The impact of various leadership styles and situational factors on organizational ethics will also be presented.
    University Syllabus

  • LDR 412 Leading Change in Organizations and Communities

    This course examines the leader’s role in facilitating and directing change by considering the ways in which leaders can initiate, promote, and champion change in a variety of business, government, community, and organizational contexts.
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  • LDR 422 Global Leadership

    Presents predominant global leadership theories and frameworks for applications in cross-cultural leadership situations. Topics include values and culture in organizations, power distance, individualism and collectivism, ethical standards in global leadership, and uncertainty avoidance.
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  • LDR 432 Social Psychology of Leadership

    This course presents the social-psychological underpinning of leadership. Classic experiments on obedience, conformity, social influence, and impression management will be presented to demonstrate how the power of situation influences leader and follower behavior.
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  • LDR 442 Leadership Communication

    This course demonstrates communication techniques of effective leaders by analyzing classic speeches, correspondence, and other modes of communication. Provides students with the opportunity to develop and practice their own communication skills.

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