LDR (Leadership)

 

LDR 1511, 1521, 1531, 1541, 1551, 1561 Leadership Colloquium

Each course, one hour

This course offers academic credit for the LSI curriculum of leadership events and activities. One credit may be awarded for the successful completion of each year of the program. Furthermore, special intensive leadership learning events or opportunities for specific application may be available for credit in addition to the regular curriculum.  Course credit available only to LSI students who began Fall of 2009, or thereafter.

Offered each semester

 

LDR 2121 Student Leadership

One hour

The purpose of this course is to increase the effectiveness of student leaders. It is designed for those students planning to be in leadership positions on the JBU campus. Topics surrounding campus leadership issues are the focus.

Offered spring semester

 

LDR 2552 Service Learning

Two hours

A practical, self-directed independent study focused on giving students a better understanding of global issues and how to change these issues from information into action. Students research and present their chosen global issue in a variety of different methods throughout the semester.

Offered spring semester

 

LDR 2563 Leadership Competencies

Three hours

Focused analysis of leadership skill sets necessary to ensure good individual and organization performance: modeling the way, inspiring a shared vision, challenging the process, enabling others, and encouraging the heart.  Attitudes and mindsets of effective leaders are also examined. Aspiring leaders lay groundwork for success through the exploration of real-world examples, practical applications, and numerous leadership exercises.

Offered fall semester

 

LDR 2991, 2992, 2993 Entrepreneurship in Action (ENACTUS Worldwide)

Zero to three hours

Student-directed program established to challenge students with creating sustainable solutions for the economic, environmental, and social problems that face domestic and foreign communities today. Emphasizes experiential acquisition of leadership skills through self-directed service projects and participation in regional, national, and international competitions. A not-for-credit option also available. (Same as MGT 2991-93.)

Offered each semester

 

LDR 3313 Student Mentoring Strategies and Experience

Three hours

A unique course designed to provide a forum for reflection and processing of the Gateway Student Mentor experience and to develop and practice important leadership skills that are transferable to other settings. Discussion revolves around such topics as group facilitation skills, mentoring and helping skills, leadership styles, classroom management strategies, and other related issues.  Two credit hours come from the actual Gateway Student Mentoring and one credit hour involves a weekly seminar/discussion class. The course may be repeated a second time at the consent of the Director of First Year Experience. May be taken for honors credit. Prerequisites: sophomore to senior standing; must have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher; application and approval of the Director of First Year Experience. May be taken for honors credit.   

Offered fall semester

Offered Spring upon sufficient request

 

LDR 3383 Honors: Student Mentoring Strategies and Experience

Three hours

A unique course designed to provide a forum for reflection and processing of the Gateway Student Mentor experience and to develop and practice important leadership skills that are transferable to other settings. Discussion revolves around such topics as group facilitation skills, mentoring and helping skills, leadership styles, classroom management strategies, and other related issues.  Two credit hours come from the actual Gateway Student Mentoring and one credit hour involves a weekly seminar/discussion class. The course may be repeated a second time at the consent of the Director of First Year Experience. Prerequisites: sophomore to senior standing; must have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher; application and approval of the Director of First Year Experience.   

Offered fall semester

Offered spring upon sufficient request

 

LDR 3563 Organizational Leadership

Three hours

A capstone study of emotional intelligence and organizational behavior and how those concepts impact today's organizational challenges. Students analyze specific leadership situations, gleaning insight into such topics as conflict resolution, the four quadrants of EQ organizational behavior theory and practice. Using experiential learning methods, students analyze team and organizational processes in work situations increasing understanding of the concepts of consensus building, small group life-cycles, leading teams, and group dysfunction.

Offered spring semester

 

LDR 3651, 3652, 3653 Leader Scholars Institute Capstone Practicum

One to three hours

Designed to offer a pragmatic, culminating experience in applied leadership, this course provides a venue in which students design, implement, and evaluate an individual hands-on leadership project. Projects involve at least 50 hours of independent work for one credit, 100 hours for two credits, and 150 hours for three credits. This course is required of all LSI students and it is preferred that it be taken in their junior year.  Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the instructor only.

Offered each semester

 

LDR 4131, 4132, 4133 Selected Topics

One to three hours

A course offering students opportunities to study subjects of special interest. May be offered on a group basis in a classroom setting or as independent study under faculty supervision. Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor.

Offered upon sufficient request