Leadership

LED 3304 (3-3-0) Discovering your Leadership Calling

Through this course, students will gain a deeper understanding of their own giftedness and calling as a leader. Students will engage in a series of personality and leadership assessments, learn about their own strengths and weaknesses, and develop a personal action plan for future leadership development. Likewise, students will engage in key exercises to help them understand their calling and integrate their faith into their overall leadership development goals.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Periodically.

LED 3307 (3-3-0) A Christian Worldview of Business, Politics, and the Law

(POLS 3307, MANA 3307)

This course is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of a Christian worldview and how that worldview interacts with their role in business, politics, law, and other civic engagement. Students will learn how to connect their faith with the roles at home, work, and in the community.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Spring.

LED 4301 (3-3-0) Introduction to Leadership

(MAL 5301)

This course is designed to give students a foundational understanding of key leadership principles and theories. Students will study concepts such as servant leadership, transformational leadership, and ethics in leadership, among many other important topics. These principles will serve as a base of knowledge for future studies about leadership.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.

LED 4302 (3-3-0) Vision-Casting and Leading Change

(MAL 5302)

This course is designed to acquaint students with the dynamics of organizational change and the types of challenges that face leaders who attempt to cast a vision and subsequently institute change. Students will be challenged not only to assess and evaluate the factors that lead to positive vision-casting/change initiatives but learn to develop the personal skills and mastery necessary to exercise leadership effectively in the midst of change.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.

LED 4303 (3-3-0) Applied Biblical Servant Leadership

This course is designed to teach students practical principles of biblical servant leadership as expressed in a variety of organizational contexts. Primary emphasis will be placed on allowing students to interact with leaders from multiple vocational fields and learn how their Christian faith has shaped their leadership and service.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Periodically.

LED 4304 (3-3-0) Culture-Changing Christian Leaders

This course explores the contours and characteristics of the current culture and seeks to identify ways in which Christians can be agents and leaders of change within the culture. Students will learn how to identify current manifestations of cultural concepts by understanding their origin and impetus. They will also learn of the various responses the Christian can take in reacting to culture, and how they might be able to exercise leadership in particular and various arenas of the culture. Theological and philosophical challenges to Christian faith will be considered, and students will be challenged to thoughtfully consider best practices for engaging and attempting to change the culture with Christian faith.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Spring.

LED 4306 (3-3-0) Crisis Leadership

(MAL 5304)

This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of how to lead well in times of crisis. Students will learn how to understand crises from a variety of angles, plan for crisis situations, assess information, build a crisis response team, make key decisions, and communicate well during the crisis.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Summer, Periodically.

LED 4308 (3-3-0) Great Leaders in History

(MAL 5308)

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of different types of leadership throughout history. Students will be challenged to not only learn about some of the most famous leaders in history, but also assess the strengths and weaknesses of each of those leaders in his/her respective context. A key component of the course will be to help students learn to more fully assess leadership in multiple arenas and synthesize their own conception of leadership.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.

LED 4309 (3-3-0) Leadership Across Boundaries: Travel Study

(MAL 5309)

This course offers an in-depth investigation of the topic of leadership and power across boundaries specifically through travel study. Students will engage with other students and faculty in hands-on learning that enriches what they are taught in the classroom. The course is designed as an intensive travel experience. This travel course may be repeated for credit when the destination and/or content of the travel course changes. If a grade for this particular travel course must be changed, the student must repeat the course with the same destination and content.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Spring.

LED 4310 (3-3-0) Special Topics in Leadership

(MAL 5310)

This course will offer students an opportunity to explore a cross-section of subjects focused on enhancing leadership skills across multiple disciplines. The exploration of the basic leadership concepts and application will offer students a hands-on approach to learning. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Grade replacement for special topics courses may only be accomplished under special topics courses with the same topic and content.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Periodically.