Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement Minor - Undergraduate - 2013 University Catalog

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LEADRSHP DEV THRU CIVIC ENGAGEMENT MINOR

Complete 18 semester hours, including the following 2 requirement(s):

  1. LDCE MINOR REQUIRED COURSES

    1. Complete .

      PSYC 120 Psychology of Leadership for Emerging Leaders: Theory and Application (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete for 3 semester hours.

      LEAD 400 Cooperative Education in Leadership Development 3-4
  2. LDCE MINOR ELECTIVE COURSES

    Complete the following 4 categories:

    1. ETHICS/VALUES

      Complete 1 course from

      ANTH 201 Applied Anthropology (3 hours lecture) 3
      PHIL 102 Ethics (3 hours lecture) 3
      PHIL 206 Philosophical Issues in Law and Justice (3 hours lecture) 3
      PHIL 334 Theoretical and Applied Ethics (3 hours seminar) 3
      PSYC 314 Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making (3 hours lecture) 3
      SOCI 106 Individual and Society 3
      TVDM 243 Media and Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. RATIONAL DYNAMICS

      Complete 1 course from

      CMST 202 Listening (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 270 Organizational and Group Leadership (3 hours lecture) 3
      LAWS 220 Conflict and Its Resolution (3 hours lecture) 3
      LNGN 230 Language in Society (3 hours lecture) 3
      LNGN 255 Language and Gender (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. DIVERSE PERSP IN ORGANIZ AND SOC CONTEXT

      Complete 1 course from

      ANTH 110 Anthropology of Multicultural America (3 hours lecture) 3
      ANTH 125 Anthropology of Globalization (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 242 Speaking Culturally (3 hours lecture) 3
      GLQS 200 Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (GLBTQ) Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
      LNGN 245 Language and Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
      SOCI 102 Racial and Ethnic Relations (3 hours lecture) 3
      SOCI 220 Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations (3 hours lecture) 3
      WMGS 102 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
    4. EFFECTIVE CITIZENSHIP

      Complete 1 course from the following:

      EAES 281 Introduction to American Urban Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 361 Environmental Policy (3 hours lecture) 3
      EDFD 221 Historical Foundations of American Education (3 hours lecture) 3
      JUST 201 Perspectives on Justice Studies II (2 hour lecture, 2 hour other) 3
      JUST 314 Environmental Justice (3 hours lecture) 3
      POLS 101 American Government and Politics (3 hours lecture) 3
      SOCI 113 Social Problems (3 hours lecture) 3
      SOCI 303 Large Scale Organizations (3 hours lecture) 3
      SOCI 314 Environmental Justice (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

ANTH110: Anthropology of Multicultural America (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of the diversity of racial, ethnic, religious, occupational, and other subcultures and subgroups within the U.S. Emphasis on the character of American culture. Subpopulations are examined in relationship to each other and to the mainstream culture. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

ANTH125: Anthropology of Globalization (3 hours lecture)

Cross-cultural perspectives on the rapid social and cultural changes spawned by globalization. The implications and consequences of globilization on society. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. 3 sh.

ANTH201: Applied Anthropology (3 hours lecture)

The course emphasizes the uses of anthropology in contemporary societies by stressing the skills and knowledge needed for the development of practical solutions to current problems. Special attention is placed on: policy decision-making, community development, cultural resource management, advocacy and social impact assessment. This is a service-learning course. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Anthropology and is designed to pay close attention to and support for the enhancement of writing in the discipline of anthropology. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 103 or ANTH 110 or ANTH 115 or ANTH 120 or ANTH 130 or ANTH 140 or ANTH 150 or ANTH 170 or ANTH 180 or ANTH 195 or departmental approval.

CMST202: Listening (3 hours lecture)

The development of critical, discriminative, appreciative and empathic listening skills; emphasis on listening theory/concept exploration, listening skill building, and experiential learning through theory application. Previous course SPCM 230 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

CMST242: Speaking Culturally (3 hours lecture)

This course explores how language, speech, and culture are interconnected. Students are introduced to basic theoretical approaches to the study of language and communication and have the opportunity to investigate diverse cultural contexts through case studies and research. Previous course SPCM 242 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110.

CMST270: Organizational and Group Leadership (3 hours lecture)

This course addresses theories and techniques of leadership in organizations and groups. Recognizing that organizations increasingly require leadership for innovation and change (rather than just management for productivity and efficiency), the course prepares students to enact leadership that is not merely about overseeing and delegating, but is more concerned with empowering members as engaged and effective stakeholders. Topics include comparative conceptions of leadership; techniques for fostering cohesion and motivation; guiding organizations through change; and meeting facilitation in various organizational contexts. Previous course SPCM 374 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110; waived for Leadership Development through Civic Engagement minors.

EAES281: Introduction to American Urban Studies (3 hours lecture)

An interdisciplinary introduction to the development of American cities and their suburbs, with an emphasis on current patterns of urbanism and urbanization. The growth and evolution of metropolitan systems, urban-suburban ecology, and planning responses to critical metropolitan issues. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course EUGS 206 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES361: Environmental Policy (3 hours lecture)

The course studies U.S. environmental policy in air, water, land use, agriculture, energy, and waste disposal and other areas. It examines the major ideas that shape environmental policy, the institutional processes by which these ideas are turned into policy, and how these policies affect both U.S. and global environments. Issues of international environmental policy will also be discussed. Previous course ENVR 313 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES202, EAES281, EAES283, JUST209, LAWS200, JURI210, POLS201 or departmental approval.

EDFD221: Historical Foundations of American Education (3 hours lecture)

This course offers students the crucial sequence of ideas that constitute one of the central themes in American society and culture. Since its beginnings, American thinkers have seen education as the key to an informed citizenry. Major themes in American education will be looked at through the reading of primary and secondary sources. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, American or European History. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

GLQS200: Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (GLBTQ) Studies (3 hours lecture)

The course introduces students to current research in the study of same-sex individuals, relationships and communities and the social construction framework for analyzing contemporary gendered indentities, sexualities, and the discourses and practices that maintain them. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

JUST201: Perspectives on Justice Studies II (2 hour lecture, 2 hour other)

An introduction to the systems, processes and theories of justice in the United States:civil, criminal, juvenile and therapeutic. The course will explore the historical development of the American justice systems through an examination of relevant law and scholarly sources. By incorporating applicable law and court processes, the course will provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of US justice systems. 3 sh.

JUST314: Environmental Justice (3 hours lecture)

The domain of this course is the role of social inequities, especially those of class and race, in the distribution of environmental risks in societies at the local, national, and global levels and includes study of legal remedies and public policy measures that address environmental injustices. Cross listed with Sociology, SOCI 314. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

LAWS220: Conflict and Its Resolution (3 hours lecture)

A study of conflict, its management and resolution. Exploration of conflict management skills negotiation and mediation. Considerations of culture, gender, race, and age in resolving conflicts. Current developments and practical applications such as peer mediation, negotiation in the workplace, and dispute resolution in the court system. Students may take LAWS 220 or PALG 308, but not both courses. Students in the Paralegal Minor should take PALG 308. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

LEAD400: Cooperative Education in Leadership Development

This is the capstone course for the Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement Minor. The course integrates work experience outside the formal classroom environment with in-class seminars, attended by students placed in diverse community agencies and conducted by an interdisciplinary Leadership Development Faculty team. Seminar discussion topics include: leadership development through civic engagement overview, sharing observations, issues in the community, leadership for community change, and application to career development. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental permission, PSYC 294 and nine credits in Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement (LDCE) Minor.

LNGN230: Language in Society (3 hours lecture)

Correlations between language varieties, their functions in particular settings, and the characteristics of their speakers. Black English. The role of second languages within a society: Pidgin, Creole, Lingua Franca, Diglossia, etc. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

LNGN245: Language and Culture (3 hours lecture)

A study of language in its cultural context. Relationship of linguistic to non-linguistic variables: ethnosemantics, linguistic relativity principle, componential analysis. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

LNGN255: Language and Gender (3 hours lecture)

A sociolinguistic study of the interaction of language with sex and gender. Course includes a survey of the literature on language and gender plus practical experience in collecting and analyzing linguistic data. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the General Education Requirement (GER) - Social Science, Topic Course. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

PHIL102: Ethics (3 hours lecture)

The nature of ethical judgments, the meaning of moral concepts, the conditions of moral responsibility and the methodological presuppositions of ethical theories in philosophy and religion. Meets the 2002 General Education Requirement - Humanities, Philolosphy/Religion. 3 sh.

PHIL206: Philosophical Issues in Law and Justice (3 hours lecture)

An examination of philosophical approaches to current issues related to law and justice. Close attention will be paid to one or more of the following specific issues: freedom of religion, freedom of expression, gay rights, reproductive rights, or civil disobedience and political protest. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PHIL 100 or PHIL 102 or PHIL 106 or RELG 100 or RELG 101 or RELG 102.

PHIL334: Theoretical and Applied Ethics (3 hours seminar)

Advanced seminar covering ethical theory and its application to post-modernism and other forms of relativism, the meaning of moral language and the possibility of religious and secular ethical foundations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: A PHIL or RELG course; or PHIL or RELS major or minor; or departmental approval.

POLS101: American Government and Politics (3 hours lecture)

This course will introduce students to the basic institutions and processes of American politics, and will do so, in part, through a focus on current policy issues. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

PSYC120: Psychology of Leadership for Emerging Leaders: Theory and Application (3 hours lecture)

This course is for Emerging Leaders Learning Community students only. This course allows students to begin to develop their own leadership styles. While receiving a grounding in historical and contemporary psychological theories on leadership, they will practice leadership through community service and assess themselves based on theories, assessment instruments, and behaviors. This is a service-learning course. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science for non-psychology majors only. Previous course PSYC 194 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Emerging Leaders Learning Community members only.

PSYC314: Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making (3 hours lecture)

This course examines how human beings make decisions and judgments. It reviews how personal values, uncertainty and cognitive, social, and neurological processes affect decision making. This course draws upon a wide range of examples from many fields including psychology, economics, criminology, and medicine. Students will also learn strategies and techniques to enhance judgment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 203.

SOCI102: Racial and Ethnic Relations (3 hours lecture)

The social meaning of race and ethnicity. The social, psychological and structural sources of racism; the consequences of this phenomenon to groups; situation and comparative data. Meets General Education 2002, K3 Social Science. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course SOCI 202 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

SOCI106: Individual and Society

The relationship between culture, social structure, various institutions and the individual's social perceptions, sense of self and self-presentation are explored in this course. The structure of small groups is also discussed. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Previous course SOCI 206 effective through Spring 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 3 hours lecture.

SOCI113: Social Problems (3 hours lecture)

How social structure and social institutions are related to problems such as discrimination, environmental pollution, violence, and poverty. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

SOCI220: Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations (3 hours lecture)

This course deals with the disparity in standards of living among the nations of the world today as well as with the strategies social scientists and social planners have formulated to eradicate poverty where it occurs. This course focuses on the historical, political, economic, cultural, and sociological relationships that have contributed to the current division of labor in the world and world inequalities. Furthermore, it focuses on specific social problems faced by poor nations while comparing social institutions in Western societies with their counterpart in non-Western societies. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI303: Large Scale Organizations (3 hours lecture)

The structure and functions of bureaucracy in modern society; the life cycle of large organizations and their methods of operation; selected contemporary problems. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 208 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 212 or SOCI 215 or SOCI 219 or SOCI 240 or departmental approval.

SOCI314: Environmental Justice (3 hours lecture)

The domain of this course is the role of social inequities, especially those of class and race, in the distribution of environmental risks in societies at the local, national, and global levels and includes study of legal remedies and public policy measures that address environmental injustices. Cross listed with Justice Studies, JUST 314. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 or SOCI 201 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 208 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 212 or SOCI 215 or SOCI 219 or SOCI 240 or departmental approval.

TVDM243: Media and Culture (3 hours lecture)

The ways in which the broadcast media affect mass culture and consequently the values and mores of society; includes the history of mass culture and the mechanisms by which diverse forces of society (i.e., minority cultures, political trends or technological innovations) affect mass culture. Previous course BDCS 282 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 101.

WMGS102: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces the student to the broad and interdisciplinary field known as Women's and Gender Studies. It is designed to make students aware of the new discoveries in feminist and gender studies research and to focus on many aspects of the female experience and the social construction of gendered identities. The course is designed to help students understand different theories and methodologies in diverse disciplines and to treat areas such as literature, history, psychology and the arts through an issue-oriented approach. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.