Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Leadership

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Foundations of Leadership   (LDR-305)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Foundations of Leadership provides a broad framework for understanding and practicing leadership within multiple contexts or situations. It examines leadership from the perspective of the leader as individual, the leader in interaction with followers, and the leader and followers interacting in specific contexts. In addition, the course examines issues such as leadership ethics and social responsibility, power and politics, conflict resolution, knowledge management, and cultural diversity. Students will have the opportunity to assess their leadership skills and to put into practice what they learn during the course.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the basic dynamics of leadership and how those dynamics function in interaction.
  • Assess their own leadership skills and style.
  • Analyze and discuss leadership scenarios from their real-life experiences.
  • Apply leadership skills to current work, community, or family contexts.
  • Discuss basic theoretical perspectives that have informed leadership thinking/research and synthesize them into a personal leadership orientation.
  • Summarize the role of ethics and social responsibility in leadership, and appraise their own ethical orientation in relation to personal leadership.
  • Describe the role of power in leadership, and evaluate how power plays out in contemporary business and political institutions.
  • Describe how leadership works in team-based situations, and apply team-based leadership to a real context.
  • Identify how creativity and innovation can be enhance leadership, and apply this to a real-life leadership scenario.
  • Describe means by which leaders can effectively manage knowledge and information.
  • Discuss ways leadership differs within different national or cultural contexts, and evaluate leadership within a selected nation or culture.
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Theories of Leadership   (LDR-345)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Theories of Leadership builds on the ideas introduced in Foundations of Leadership (LDR-305), strengthening the conceptual framework of the practice of leadership. Theories of Leadership provide an in-depth exploration of the primary theories of leadership and of the way those theories can be put to use in real leadership practice. Each student will have the opportunity to examine and discuss theory, to consider how theory can inform real or simulated practice, and to reflect on how theory plays a role in his/her personal and evolving concept of leadership. Thus, while the course treats abstract theoretical perspectives for framing leadership, it also links those perspectives with concrete situations and contexts and allows each student to link theory to actual business settings. Advisory: This course is best taken after LDR-305, Foundations of Leadership.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss with facility the primary theories of leadership.
  • Explain patterns and themes across different theories of leadership.
  • Synthesize different theories of leadership into a meaningful personal theory of leadership.
  • Draw connections between theory and practice and between leadership theory and leadership practice in particular.
  • Apply leadership theories to personal work, community activity, and other contexts.
  • Compare men and women in leadership roles, and evaluate the relevance of gender to leadership theories.
  • Analyze leadership as it is practiced by different cultures around the world, and evaluate the relevance of culture to leadership theories.
  • Assess the importance of ethics to the leadership theories and to personal leadership practice.
  • Propose a personal leadership development plan that takes into account individual traits, skills, styles, situations, and other factors.
R.JUL13 
Leaders in History   (LDR-324)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Leaders in History focuses on historical perspectives on leadership: first, on real leaders over thousands of years who demonstrated leadership within multiple contexts (including politics, reform movements, diplomacy, military, business, church, sports, and art); second, on writers/scholars/leaders from different historical eras and contexts who wrote about leadership and whose writings provide a means of understanding leaders acting in history. Together, these two elements of the course reinforce each other and provide students with the opportunity to reflect on links between leadership practices and leadership concepts across a broad spectrum of world history. The course introduces a diverse group of historical leaders: men and women, leaders of different races and ethnicities, and persons from varied national/cultural backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss how particular leaders from varied historical periods and contexts practiced leadership.
  • Describe how concepts about leadership developed over time and how they affected leadership practices during various historical periods and within particular historical contexts.
  • Assess the ways in which leaders in history exemplified leadership concepts.
  • Analyze how leadership practices have changed over the course of history, and how leaders have challenged, shaped, and/or changed history.
  • Draw conclusions about why a consideration of history and leaders in history is important to an understanding of leadership today.
  • Analyze the ways in which the characteristics/qualities of leaders interact with the culture/social mores of their historical periods.
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of leaders in their historical periods and contexts, and explain why strength or weakness in one period or context may not be strength or weakness in another.
  • Connect components of leadership practices and leadership concepts that may be common across all periods of history, and contrast those that are distinctly different from one period to another.
  • Analyze ways leaders in history differ because of factors such as gender, race, or national/cultural background.
  • Assess how the notion of "followership" has changed over the course of history.
R.JUL13 
Leadership Communication   (MAN-376)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Leadership Communication is an introduction to the study and practice of leadership from a communication perspective. The course focuses particularly on understanding leading as a symbolic process. Students will examine communication concepts and skills that will increase their effectiveness as leaders in a variety of leadership contexts: small group, organization, community, and society. Students will also learn how to deal with issues of culture, gender, and ethics, as well as how to handle crises and participate in leader development. The course provides the opportunity for students to assess their leadership communication styles, behavior, and skills as well as apply course concepts to real world settings.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain leadership communication theories and concepts.
  • Differentiate between leadership communication demands in group, organizational, and public communication contexts.
  • Analyze the role of communication in promoting diversity, encouraging ethical behavior among both leaders and followers, managing crises, and developing leaders.
  • Assess your own leadership (and followership) styles and behaviors.
  • Devise strategies for improving your leadership and followership skills.
  • Demonstrate written communication competency.
  • Apply course concepts to real world settings.
R.JUL13 
Psychology of Effective Leadership   (PSY-284)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course will be developing effective leadership patterns. Students will be given an opportunity to assess their leadership patterns. Students will be given an opportunity to assess their leadership style and experiment with different orientations toward leadership. 
Leadership in a Global Environment   (LDR-422)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Leadership in a Global Environment focuses on major areas of international business and the environment within which business transactions take place. The main topics include current and developing paradigms for managing and leading in a global environment. This course also prepares students for leadership capacities and responsibilities for global management opportunities.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Think globally
  • Acknowledge cultural diversity
  • Handle shared leadership roles
  • Build partnerships and alliances
  • Manage difficult issues unique to global business
  • Embrace cultural diversity and analyze the distinctions between countries.
  • Assess the implications of economic, social, political, and environmental aspects of development at the policy making level.
  • Interpret the necessities, economies, and policies of global trade and investment when considering globalizing the organization.
  • Differentiate between the various strategies that businesses can design to compete in the global marketplace and enter specific foreign markets.
  • Evaluate the role played by marketing, operations, and human resource management within an international business.
  • Compile and synthesize which theory(ies) of leadership and leadership roles that apply to this ever changing environment.
R.JUL13 
Leadership Practicum   (LDR-435)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course offers a Practicum experience for students who have studied leadership in the School of Business and Management. It is the terminal course in the leadership studies area, and its intent is to let students make use of what they have learned about leadership. That is, it provides an opportunity to apply that learning to professional contexts in which they are currently involved at work or otherwise through a carefully designed project. In addition, the course requires that each student act as a leadership consultant (working as a member of a consulting team) to other students in the class, advising them on their leadership projects through both informal advice and formal, written critiques. 
Leadership & Military Managmt   (MSC-321)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Interdisciplinary approach to leadership and management; ethics, responsibility and conduct of military officers; effective decision- making techniques; introduction to drill and ceremonies.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the difference between Leadership and Management
  • Identify your own leadership strengths and weaknesses.
  • Implement a variety of leadership strategies based on varying circumstances of employee capability, performance, and need for leadership and guidance.
  • Develop task-management (performance-focused) and people management (performer-focused) competencies in the context of different leadership strategies.
  • Recognize issues related to ethics in a combat environment and analyze potential solutions.
  • Discuss the responsibilities inherent with the leader role of a military officer.
  • Explain and apply the military decision making process
  • Promote effective verbal and nonverbal communication strategies to enhance performance and understanding.
  • Explain the concepts of Empowering, Motivating and Inspiring Subordinates.
  • Discuss the role of physical training, drill and ceremonies, and discipline to the development of quality soldiers.
R.JUL13 
Professional Leadership & Development II   (PLD-620)   2.00 s.h.  
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Professional Leadership Development, Part I. Through a weekend residency, preceded by preparatory reading and assignments, students will examine leadership styles and strategy and will be introduced to the processes of strategic organizational planning and policy formulation and administration. Through case analyses, simulation and problem-solving exercises, the course will apply principles of environmental and organizational analysis and operational management to situations and problems confronted by private and public organizations. In addition to the residency's instruction, students will also participate in a series of assignments and exercises to assess their understanding, competencies and approaches in various management and leadership roles and situations. Prior to the residency period, students will complete a number of readings, assignments and exercises in preparation for the residency's instruction and assessments. Professional Leadership Development, Part II. Part II of the course, through a final weekend residency, will continue to focus on the topics described in Part I. Assessment will be emphasized in Part II to complete the students' personal manager portfolios. When possible, students' oral presentations of their Thesis/Applied Projects (TAPS) will also take place in Professional Leadership Development, Part II. 
Political Parties and Elections   (POS-272)   3.00 s.h.  
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A descriptive and analytical examination of American political parties, nominations, elections, and political leadership. 
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