Leadership Studies Courses


LDST120. Foun of Leadership Studies

This course is designed to introduce and engage students in the study of leadership. The course will explore the history, ideas, and theories of leadership, answer questions about leadership and the leadership process, and develop a basic vocabulary and portfolio of concepts and approaches that will prepare students to exercise leadership in service to society. 3 credits.

LDST220. Leadership and Service

Discussion and understanding of theoretical leadership concepts is not sufficient; students must actively employ, reflect upon, and revise (when necessary) their leadership qualities, knowledge, and strategies. This course is a critical component of the Leadership Studies minor as it requires students to be actively engaged in the community - observing, critiquing, and exerting leadership. It is also essential for an institution that strives to create citizen leaders as it cultivates an understanding and appreciation for the concept of leader as servant. 3 credits.

LDST295. Special Topics in LDST

1-3 credits. Selected topics in Leadership Studies. Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. Corequisite(s): None.

LDST320. Leaders and Leadership

This interdisciplinary course will explore the question, Do individuals in leadership roles necessarily exhibit exemplary leadership? Through active involvement in this course, students will have the opportunity to explore and evaluate the legacy of both positional and non-positional leaders from several historical and grassroots/social movements. 3 credits.

LDST420. Practicum in Leadership

This practicum provides students with the opportunity to apply the theoretical concepts and interdisciplinary perspectives and knowledge they have acquired in their leadership courses. They will select an organization/agency with which to work and will concentrate efforts on a designated program/project/issue. 1 credit.