Western Kentucky University

Leadership Courses

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

 

LEAD 200 / LEA 200C INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP STUDIES (3 Hours)

Prerequisite: Open to students of at least sophomore standing.

An introduction to the basics of effective leadership including an investigation of leadership theories and assessment of leadership styles. GEN ED C | SB

 

LEAD 300 LEADERSHIP THEORY AND APPLICATION (3 Hours)

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

A study of leadership concepts, theories,and models; an overview of personal leadership assessments and leadership development plans; enhanced leadership knowledge through experiential learning.

Students who have taken LEAD 200 may not earn credit for LEAD 300.
 

 

LEAD 325 LEADING CHANGE (3 Hours)

Prerequisite: LEAD 200 or instructor's permission.

Study of processes and skills impacting a leader's ability to implementchange, emphasizing the analysis of various existing models to produce sound solutions.

 

LEAD 330 LEADERSHIP ETHICS AND DECISION-MAKING (3 Hours)

Prerequisite:LEAD 200 or instructor's permission.

Study of contemporary ethical and decision-makingissues facing leaders; emphasis on examining and analyzing ethical issues for sound leadership solutions.

 

LEAD 395 CONTEMPORARY LEADERSHIP ISSUES (3 Hours)

Prerequisite: LEAD 200 or instructor's permission.

Analysis of contemporary issues from a leadership perspective.

 

LEAD 400 PRACTICUM IN LEADERSHIP (1-6 Hours)

Prerequisite: Completion of all other courses approved for the Certificate in Leadership Studies or concurrent with the last course needed for fulfillment of the certificate.

Students must submit a written proposal for approval by the Leadership Studies Committee. Application of leadership skills in directing an activity in business, campus, public sector, nonprofit, or other related situation. Repeatable up to a maximum total of six hours.

(Grading: Pass/Fail)

 

LEAD 440 LEADING TEAMS (3 Hours)

Prerequisite: LEAD 200 or instructor's permission.

Study of issues impacting team leaders and members; emphasis on examining and analyzing solutions for effective team leadership.

 

LEAD 450 LEADERSHIP IN GLOBAL CONTEXTS (3 Hours)

Prerequisite: LEAD 200 or permission of instructor.

Study and analysis of cultural impacts on successful leadership in various geographical areas. Focus on cultural theories and models that influence leadership across contexts.

 

LEAD 475 LEADERSHIP STUDIES SPECIAL TOPICS (3 Hours)

Prerequisite: LEAD 200 or instructor's permission.

Applications of leadership theories andmethodologies in selected fields, including the sciences, engineering, urban planning, the arts, public health, education and business, and for study abroad programs.

 

GRADUATE COURSES

LEAD 500 Effective Leadership Studies (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or graduate application and completion of the admission process for Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies.

An in-depth investigation of the basics of effective leadership including current and historical leadership theories. Assessment of leadership styles will be a key component.

 

LEAD 525 Leadership Ethics (3 Hours)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Study of contemporary ethical issues facing leaders with an emphasis on examining and analyzing ethical issues for sound solutions.

 

LEAD 575 Leadership Special Topics (3 Hours)

Prerequisite: LEAD 500

Applications of leadership theories and methodologies in selected fields, including the sciences, engineering, urban planning, the arts, public health, education, and business, and for study-abroad programs. Repeatable once for credit.

 

LEAD 597 Capstone in Leadership Studies (3 Hours)

Course is designed for individual student analysis of a topic of interest relative to contemporary organizations. Project will be comprehensive and multidisciplinary in approach, thereby requiring integration of concepts from various disciplines included in the program.

 

LEAD 600 Capstone in Leadership Experience (1-6 Hours)

Prerequisite: After completion of all other courses approved for the Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Studies or concurrent with the last course needed for fulfillment of the certificate. An opportunity to synthesize applied leadership principles at the graduate level and apply them in a real-life setting. In consultation with the student's leadership studies advisor and a faculty member of one of her/his leadership studies courses, the student will demonstrate leadership abilities in area businesses, campus, non-profit, or public sector organizations or other related situations. Course is repeatable for a maximum of six credits.

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(270) 745-8973

 

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 Last Modified 7/23/13