Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement Minor - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog


LEADRSHP DEV THRU CIVIC ENGAGEMENT MINOR

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

  1. LDCE MINOR REQUIRED COURSES

    1. Complete 1 course from: .

      PSYC 120 Psychology of Leadership for Emerging Leaders: Theory and Application (3 hours lecture) 3
      PSYC 294 Psychology of Leadership: 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

      CMST 202 Listening (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 246 Interpersonal Communication I (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 275 Comparative Studies of Global Families (3 hours lecture) 3
      MGMT 318 Leadership (3 hours lecture) 3
      PHIL 102 Ethics (3 hours lecture) 3
      PHIL 204 Philosophical Issues in Biomedical Ethics (3 hours lecture) 3
      PSYC 314 Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making (3 hours lecture) 3
      SOCI 106 Individual and Society (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 243 Media and Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. RELATIONAL DYNAMICS

      Complete 1 course from

      CMST 270 Organizational and Group Leadership (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 273 Democracy and Communication (3 hours lecture) 3
      CMST 379 Community-Based Organizing (3 hours lecture) 3
      FCST 241 Group Dynamics (3 hours lecture) 3
      LAWS 220 Conflict and Its Resolution (3 hours lecture) 3
      PHIL 264 Critical Reasoning and Arguments (3 hours lecture) 3
      PSYC 307 Psychology 0f Work: Organizational Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. DIVERSE PERSP IN ORGANIZ AND SOC CONTEXT

      Complete 1 course from:

      1. .

        ANTH 110 Anthropology of Multicultural America (3 hours lecture) 3
        ANTH 155 Urban Anthropology (3 hours lecture) 3
        CMST 275 Building Bridges through Dialogue (3 hours lecture) 3
        EAES 161 Human Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
        ECON 215 The Economics of Social Problems (3 hours lecture) 3
        FCST 225 Exploring Family Diversity (3 hours lecture) 3
        JUST 352 Crime and Globalization (3 hours lecture) 3
        MGMT 363 Business and Society (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
      2. One of the following may be taken: .

        EDFD 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
        SASE 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
    4. EFFECTIVE CITIZENSHIP

      Complete 1 course picked in discussion with the LDCE Director.


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 World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

ANTH155: Urban Anthropology (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to a broad, cross-cultural, evolutionary perspective on urban settlements. The goal is to provide students with a framework of theoretical models and concepts for analyzing and understanding the learned behavior of people in cities. Most of the course examines contemporary North American cities with additional data from African, South American, and European cities. Topics covered include the archaeology of cities, world systems theory, transnational corporations, the community study model, urban fieldwork, migration, class, poverty, gentrification, homelessness and hip-hop. Meets Gen Ed 2002 Social Science - Social Science. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

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; School of Communication and Media (SCMD) majors only.

CMST246: Interpersonal Communication I (3 hours lecture)

Basic theory of interpersonal communication and its practical applications in friendships and intimate relationships; personal communication patterns as they affect self perception and other perception; emphasis on the effect this process has on our interactions with others; strategies are offered as a means of change, growth and potential in effective interpersonal communication. Previous course SPCM 271 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110; School of Communication and Media (SCMD) majors only.

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: Major in School of Communication and Media and CMDA 110; OR Minor in Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement and PSYC 120 or PSYC 294.

CMST273: Democracy and Communication (3 hours lecture)

This course explores conceptual and practical issues of communication in democratic bodies of various sizes and functions, spanning small groups, organizations, and societies. Topics include shared leadership; dialogue; deliberation; cultural pluralism; representational mechanisms; political partisanship and campaigns; lobbying; public policymaking; and journalism. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Major in School of Communication and Media and CMDA 110; OR Minor in Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement and PSYC 120 or PSYC 294.

CMST275: Building Bridges through Dialogue (3 hours lecture)

This course provides conceptual bases and practical strategies for recognizing, understanding, and bridging chasms that exist in our interpersonal, cultural, organizational, and civic relationships. Coursework culminates in a hands-on project in which class members devise and implement a public event or program that promotes "bridge-building" communication among people with seemingly incommensurate beliefs, values, and identities. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Major in School of Communication and Media and CMDA 110; OR Minor in Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement and PSYC 120 or PSYC 294.

CMST379: Community-Based Organizing (3 hours lecture)

This course explores historical and socio-political facets of community-based organizing, and prepares students with communication competencies that are particular to non-profit organizational endeavors. Conceptual learning is advanced through a hands-on service-learning experience in a regional non-profit organization. Partnerships with regional non-profit organizations are facilitated by service-learning staff of the Research Academy for University Learning. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Major in School of Communication and Media and CMST 170 and CMDA 220; OR Minor in Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement and PSYC 120 or PSYC 294.

EAES161: Human Geography (3 hours lecture)

Human Geography presents the interaction of culture and environment. Variations in environment and culture result in great differences how culture is imprinted upon the environment. The role of politics, language, religion, economics, urban systems, and technology reveal the relative intensity with which culture roots in nature. Emphasis is upon culture as a force that shapes the human use of the earth. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Previous course EUGS 101 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ECON215: The Economics of Social Problems (3 hours lecture)

The extent, causes and consequences of poverty, inequality and insecurity. An appraisal of reforms, social insurance, medical care, public housing, rural development. The economics of discrimination and educational opportunity. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

EDFD210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with SASE 210 and READ 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

FCST225: Exploring Family Diversity (3 hours lecture)

Through this course students examine diversity in families with respect to designations such as race, ethnicity, religion, social class and sexual orientation. Students study diverse family formation, family roles, values and traditions, as well as the ways in which diverse families have impacted and been impacted by the United States culture and policy. Previous course FCST 440 effective through Spring 2011. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 or PSYC 101.

FCST241: Group Dynamics (3 hours lecture)

This course presents an overview of the theory and practice of group dynamics, to prepare students to facilitate group processes to advance group- and individual-level objectives. This course examines developmental, ecological, and systems theories in terms of their implications for how individuals interact with and influence each other in group settings. This course reviews practical approaches and develops tools for working effectively with groups in a variety of family and/or child settings, both as a group member and as a group facilitator. Distinct approaches to group processes that are appropriate for specific developmental stages are emphasized (e.g., differences between group work with children, adolescents, and adults). 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 141.

FCST275: Comparative Studies of Global Families (3 hours lecture)

In this course, students learn about similarities and differences among families in different cultures and countries by gathering, reviewing, and discussing various types of data and information. They engage in analytic and self-reflective review of dynamic family issues and practices in regard to mate selection and marriage; parenting; and aging and death. Their comparative, international research on families enhances their understanding of their own families' multicultural heritages and respect for families from different cultures, countries, and contexts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105, PSYC 101 or HONP 101.

JUST352: Crime and Globalization (3 hours lecture)

The primary aim of this course is the examination of the nexus between globalization and crime. The focus of the course is on the changing nature of transnational and international crimes, their relationship to political, social, cultural and economic developments, and the challenges these present for the governance of crime. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

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 World Cultures Requirement. 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, one 300 level course in the minor (CMST 379, JUST 352, MGMT 318, MGMT 363, PSYC 307, or PSYC 314) and twelve credits in Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement (LDCE) Minor.

MGMT318: Leadership (3 hours lecture)

In-depth analysis of personality and the development of practical models to assist in the solution of leadership problems. Special attention to techniques of analysis and the interpretation of research findings. Examination of different leadership problems facing managers today in various organizations and industries. Focus of the course is on using theory for the development of skills for practical application. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MGMT 231 or BUGN 295. Major within School of Business.

MGMT363: Business and Society (3 hours lecture)

Business as an institution in our pluralistic society; its relationship with other societal elements such as government, academia, labor and the consumer. American business past, present and future; strengths, weaknesses and overall contribution to society; ecology, minority groups and the quantity and quality of economic growth. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MGMT 231 or BUGN 295. Major within School of Business.

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.

PHIL204: Philosophical Issues in Biomedical Ethics (3 hours lecture)

A study of moral decision making in regard to specific moral problems arising in such areas of contemporary medical research and practice as experimentation on human subjects, euthanasia, abortion, information rights of patients, and eugenic sterilization. 3 sh.

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

PHIL264: Critical Reasoning and Arguments (3 hours lecture)

An intermediary level course concentrating upon argumentation and rhetorical devices as they actually function in everyday conversation, philosophical discussion, forensic debate, etc. Arguments will be examined with an eye to penetrating purely formal structure and discovering the underlying dynamics which contribute to cogency in a given context. 3 sh.

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

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.

PSYC294: Psychology of Leadership: Theory and Application (3 hours lecture)

This is a service learning course that allows students to develop a sophisticated understanding of leadership from both a theoretical and practical point of view. Students receive in depth information on historical and contemporary psychological theories of leadership. They participate in assessments of their own leadership competencies and capabilities based on theory and research. They then learn to apply, assess, compare, and critically evaluate theory, research, and assessment tools through a multi-week project with a community partner in which they have a chance to observe and practice leadership. Students combine theory and practice through a series of critical reflections that result in students articulating their learnings about leadership, the practice of leadership in the civic environment, and themselves as leaders. This course is not recommended for students who successfully completed PSYC 120. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or ENWR 105 or CMST 101 or HONP 100.

PSYC307: Psychology 0f Work: Organizational Psychology (3 hours lecture)

This course will address individual, social and group interactions in work organizations. Students will learn about how social factors such as roles, norms, groups, stereotypes, and culture, influence individual and organizational behavior. Students will study theories and practices in organizations to assess and improve job attitudes, work stress, work motivation, leadership, and organizational functioning. This course is designed to be an active learning course where students learn about the different social factors that influence organizational function, and then apply this knowledge in activities and assessments. Students will gain a better understanding of their own work experiences as a result of this course. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 203.

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.

SASE210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with READ 210 and EDFD 210. Previous course CURR 210 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR105 or HONP100.

SOCI106: Individual and Society (3 hours lecture)

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.

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.

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: CMDA 110.

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 World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.