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University Honors and Leadership
 

Leadership Studies Courses

Courses included in the Leadership Studies Track


The Leadership Studies courses are designed to develop skills and provide experiences that will prepare students for the challenges of leadership in corporate, institutional, and public life.

  

UNHL 3010   Leadership Behavior:  Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

  • Credit Hours:  3
  • Prereq:  UNHL 1100
  • Course Type:  Leadership Studies Track
  • Core Areas:  Humanities, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Cultural Diversity, International Perspectives 

This course will provide students with an opportunity to integrate historical and contemporary issues in the study of leadership behavior.  The course is based on leadership research and writing that reveals the leader as facilitator, collaborator, servant, and follower.  The course will provide students with an opportunity to reflect, discuss, and write on topics and questions related to leadership and followership behavior. 

UNHL 3100   Ethics and Leadership:  An Introduction

  • Credit Hours:  3
  • Prereq:  UNHL 1100; not open to students who have taken UNHL 3503
  • Course Type:  Leadership Studies Track
  • Core Areas:  Humanities, Social Science, Cultural Diversity, International Perspectives

This ethics and leadership course will introduce students to the best leadership theories and their application to current ethical issues. 

UNHL 3110   Leadership, Communication, and Conflict

  • Credit Hours:  3
  • Prereq:  UNHL 1100
  • Course Type:  Leadership Studies Track
  • Core Areas:  Behavioral Science, Social Science, International Perspectives

Organizations and institutions must consistently adapt to changing environments in order to survive.  According to Eisenberg, Goodall, and Tretheway (2008) "velocity" is the key phrase in understanding how knowledge and learning coincide to create sustainable organizations.  Leading organizations must therefore include models of leadership and communication that create and reflect changing environmental complexities.  Such leadership must include frameworks and theories that embrace change and the strategies that inevitably follow.  However, leaders also spend a significant amount of time managing conflict.  This course, therefore, is designed to explore the practical and theoretical basis of conflict and communication, and seeks to examine critical leadership processes that lead to the increased likelihood of organizational survival through successful conflict management. 

UNHL 3120   Leading for Change

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Prereq: UNHL 1100
  • Course Type: Leadership Studies Track
  • Core Areas: Humanities, Behavioral Science, Social Science, Cultural Diversity, International Perspectives

This course examines the qualities and practices that make for effective change leadership.  Using case studies, we focus on exemplary adaptive leaders from different sectors and cultures, examining the role they play in facilitating problem solving and change management.  The course also examines the use of emotional intelligence in the work of adaptive leadership.

UNHL 3250   Leadership and Sustainability

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Prereq: UNHL 1100
  • Course Type: Leadership Studies Track
  • Core Areas: Natural Science, Social Science, International Perspectives

This course examines issues of sustainability and the leadership challenges associated with the creation of sustainable social structures.  Topics covered include a wide range of sustainability concerns such as:  global population and food scarcity, alternative fuels and energy systems, biological and human health, leadership and sustainability program development, and symbolic and media representations of sustainability.

UNHL 3310   Innovation, Cutting-Edge Knowledge, and Self-Guided Learning

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Prereq: UNHL 1100
  • Course Type: Leadership Studies Track
  • Core Ares: Arts, Natural and Physical Sciences, Humanities, Social Science, Behavioral Science, International Perspectives

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with cutting-edge knowledge in major scientific and technological fields, against the background of cultural and artistic creativity, and to establish habits of life-long, self-guided learning.  To enhance this process, relevant faculty will be invited to speak about innovation in their field, both in class and during the planned panel discussion.

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