Leadership (LDR) Courses

Descriptions of courses offered in Leadership Studies under the Donald G. Soderquist College of Business

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

Student Leadership is a class required for all students who are going into campus leadership positions. This class is not typically taken to meet degree requirements but instead to prepare students for service on campus. A not-for-credit option is available.

Offered spring semester

LDR 2553 Leadership Theory and Practice

Three hours

An exploration of the history of leadership theory and practice. Students will gain knowledge of significant leadership paradigms and practices and will engage tools to promote personal leadership growth and development.

Offered spring semester

LDR 2563 Leadership Competencies

Three hours

Development of personal leadership philosophy and focused analysis of leadership skill sets necessary to ensure good individual and organizational performance. Aspiring leaders lay groundwork for success through the exploration of real-world examples, practical applications, and numerous leadership exercises. This course is required for all LSI students.

Offered fall semester

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

One 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 is available.

Offered each semester

LDR 3312, 3313 Student Mentoring Strategies and Experience

Two or 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 with instructor consent. May be taken for honors credit. Prerequisites: sophomore standing; cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher; and application.

Offered fall semester

Offered spring upon sufficient request

LDR 3382, 3383 Honors: Student Mentoring Strategies and Experience

Two or 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 with instructor consent. Prerequisites: sophomore standing; admission to Honors Program; cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher; and application.

Offered fall semester

Offered spring upon sufficient request

LDR 3563 Organizational Leadership

Three hours

A study of leadership applied in organizations. The course emphasizes personal leadership, the influence of personality, and emotional intelligence within the context of varying organizational designs. Students also study the impact of leadership on organizational culture, structures, teams, groups, and conflict.

Offered spring semester

LDR 3651, 3652, 3653 Leader Scholars Institute Capstone Practicum

One to three hours

A pragmatic, culminating experience during which students apply their personal leadership philosophy and leadership best practices. Students will design, implement, and evaluate an individual leadership project that creates a new initiative or makes a substantial change to an existing initiative. 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 in their junior year. Prerequisite: junior standing.

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. Prerequisite: junior standing.

Offered upon sufficient request

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