Leadership Courses (LDR)

LDR 1100
Introduction to Leadership (3)
  This course helps students apply leadership knowledge, skills and techniques to campus and community activities. Practical exercises, role-playing, class interaction and lecture / discussion with established leaders reinforce learning and aid each student in developing a personal leadership plan.
   
LDR 2200
Tools for Leaders (3)
  This course helps developing leaders use tools essential to effective leadership including briefing, writing, delegation, media relations, meeting management and group dynamics skills. Prerequisite: LDR 1100
   
LDR 3300
Leadership Theory (3)
  This course helps students understand and apply what writers, theorists and leaders tell us about how to lead effectively in a rapidly changing world. The course also exposes students to what leaders are reading. Experienced leaders will provide guest instruction. Prerequisite: LDR 2200
   
LDR 3310
Leadership and Interpersonal Skills (3)
  This course will focus on analyzing and applying the theories and research regarding the interpersonal skills required for leaders. Emphasis will also be placed on enhancing and developing interpersonal leadership skills in each student.
Prerequisites: LDR 3300.
   
LDR 3320
Great Leaders (3)
  We significantly increase our understanding of leadership if we view leadership as practiced in the context of the world around us. An excellent way to do this is to evaluate the lives of those who have been recognized as great leaders in many different eras, fields, and environments. The issues they faced and how they led provide wonderful insight on how to lead. We will analyze their successes and their failures and learn from both. We will evaluate the best of leadership practices by study-ing the lives of great leaders throughout history. Prerequisites: LDR 3300.
   
LDR 4400
Leadership Seminar (3)
  A capstone course that includes principles, practices and presentations by experienced leaders from the public and private sectors. This course helps developing leaders synthesize knowledge and prepare for future leadership challenges. Prerequisites: Leadership minor or enrollment in the University Honors Program or permission of instructor.
   
LDR 4402
Leadership Seminar Field Experience (2)
  This course includes field trips to visit CEOs, senior state government officials and military leaders, as well as business and dinner etiquette training and one-on-one mentoring by campus faculty and administrative leaders. This course is open to a limited number of developing leaders who have been active in campus and/or community activities. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Co-requisite: LDR 4400.
   
LDR 4444
Leadership Internship (3 to 6 credit hours, may be repeated for no more than 6 total hours)
  Supervised internship in an office or location approved by the director of the Institute for Leadership Development, resulting in deliverables agreed upon by the director and intern. Prerequisites: junior or senior status, and permission of leadership adviser. Students will submit a written request to the director at least two weeks in advance of the term in which study is to be undertaken.
   
LDR 4450
Leadership Service Learning (1 to 6 credit hours, may be repeated for no more than 6 total hours)
  Supervised service learning leadership on a project with an agency or aligned with a service organization as approved by the director of the Institute for Leadership Development. Prerequisites: junior or senior status and permission of leadership advisor. Students will submit a written request to the director at least two weeks in advance of the term in which study is to be undertaken.
   
LDR 4493/94
Guided Independent Study (1 to 3 credit hours)
  Supervised study through field or laboratory projects, guided readings, creative endeavors or achievement of specific skills.
Prerequisites: junior or senior status, permission of leadership advisor. A written request must be submitted to the instructor at least two weeks in advance of the term in which study is to be undertaken. May not be used to repeat a course in which a grade of D or below has been earned.
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