With the many courses offered by the Leadership Studies Program, every year students can take a different class. There are courses for students just discovering their leadership potential and courses for seasoned campus leaders to deepen their skill set. Every course includes lessons on the intersection of leadership and social identities, and multiple courses focus on internationality.
Over 90 courses serve as electives in the leadership certificate and are listed in the Curriculum Map (PDF). Below are the courses delivered by leadership studies faculty.
- LD ST 122: Leading with Purpose
Explore your values and define your purpose in leading. (1 credit hour)
- LD ST 270: Campus Leadership Development
Grow your capacity to lead and develop your identity as a leader (great course for most first-year and second-year students).
- LD ST 291: Leading Through Service Learning
Integrate meaningful service work with instruction and reflection in leadership theory. LD ST 291B meets U.S. Diversity requirement and LD ST 291C meets International Perspectives requirement.
- LD ST 322: Leadership Styles and Strategies in a Diverse Society
Examine contemporary leadership theories and develop skills for leading in today’s society. Meets U.S. Diversity requirement.
- LD ST/WGS 333: Women and Leadership
Explore ideas, information and insights that pertain to women and leadership. Meets U.S. Diversity requirement.
- LD ST 360x: Cultural Competency and Global Leadership
Develop an intercultural mindset essential for effective leadership while studying leadership theories and their applications in an international context. Meets International Perspectives requirement.
- LD ST 370: Special Topics in Leadership Studies
Seminar on special topics, research and theory in Leadership Studies.
- LD ST 422: Leadership Capstone Seminar: Theory to Practice
Bridge academic leadership coursework with practice in the workplace and community.
- LD ST/WGS 488: Research on Women and Leadership
Examine research on women and leadership in selected content areas (e.g., athletics, business, education, politics and public service, popular culture).
The Leadership Studies Program also collaborates with the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to offer a leadership course for selected freshman in that college.
- LAS 151: Dean’s Leadership Seminar
Learn life skills with the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. (1 credit hour)
In addition, the Leadership Studies Program works closely with the College of Engineering to offer several leadership courses specifically for students in that college.
- ENGR 150: Foundations of Leadership Development and Learning
Develop your own personal philosophy of leadership while learning to engage others in the process of engineering leadership (great course for first-year students). (1 credit hour)
- ENGR 155: Leadership in Engineering Student Organizations
Create a vision, goals, and strategic plan as a student leader in an engineering student organization, while learning about the nature of student organizations from an administrative and relationship perspective (great for students currently serving in or running for leadership positions). (1 credit hour)
- ENGR 250: Leadership in Engineering Teams
Learn about team dynamics in engineering teams while identifying strategies to enhance effectiveness in team cohesion and productivity. (1 credit hour)
- ENGR 350: Dean’s Leadership Seminar
Understand the complexities of leadership in building an organization, decision-making styles, communication, managing change, building trust, shared responsibility leadership, creating legacy, prioritizing, effective use of authority, conflict, ethics, integrity, transparency, accountability. (1 credit hour, pass/fail)