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Leadership Degree - Bachelor of Arts

Curriculum

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 introduces to the leadership major by focusing on definitions of leadership, fundamental leadership theory, roles of leaders in various contexts, and an overview of foundational skills required for successful leadership.
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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.
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  • LDR 332 Interpersonal Leadership

    This course focuses on developing leadership skills in the areas of personal priorities and objectives, monitoring one’s own behavior and its consequences, and learning to be more efficient in accomplishing personal objectives.
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  • LDR 342 Organizational Leadership

    Organizational leadership examines the attitudes and actions that people exhibit in organizations. It provides an overview how leadership affects organizational structure, personality, emotion, power, politics, and motivation in the workplace.
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  • LDR 352 Leadership Ethics

    This course investigates the pressing ethical issues and decision-making problems facing contemporary leaders. Emphasis is placed on ethical approaches to problem solving, communication, and managing people. The impact that various leadership styles have on organizations and society will also be presented.
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  • 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

    This course helps students acquire an understanding of the predominant global leadership theories and presents ways in which these theories can be applied to such global issues as economic development, cross-cultural communication, and entrepreneurship.
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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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