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LSS 300 PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP (3 s.h.)
Examines the keys to effective leadership in both personal and interpersonal
contexts. Uses group exercises, case analysis, role-playing, lecture,
multimedia methods, and out-of-class research. Students develop
practical skills in trust building, goal setting, time management,
team building, communication, and group process. Students complete
the Franklin Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People curriculum
and receive certificates widely respected throughout corporate America.
Emphasizes ethical leadership, personal responsibility, and community
service. Provides significant benefits for all career fields, including
business, government, and the non-profit sector. Open to all students.
No prerequisites. Offered all semesters.
LSS 325 THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES OF LEADERSHIP
Examines various theories and models of leadership and their practical
application in different organizations and settings. The course
addresses the structure of organizations and the styles of leadership
effective in different situations. Students learn practical skills
such as group process, problem solving, active listening, team building,
and effective presentation skills. Students engage in campus activities
in a leadership role. Designed to provide leadership practice and
confidence. (Open to juniors and seniors, or to other students with
the instructor’s permission.) This course is offered every
LSS 340 ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY LEADERSHIP
Explores the role of leadership in current political, economic,
and social issues by using various approaches, including fiction,
film, discussion, and case studies. Examines well-known leaders,
past and present: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Develops leadership
potential through practical, skills-building exercises in decision
making, project planning, and communicating. Teaches and uses computer
applications throughout the term. (Open to all students.) This course
is offered every fall semester.
LSS 460 CHURCH LEADERSHIP (3
This course examines the keys to effective leadership within the context of established churches, mission organizations, para-church ministries, camps, youth ministries, and other ministries. Topics include church government and politics, diversity in theology and worship, and spiritual formation. Students develop practical skills in church related program planning and administration. Age-level specific best practices are incorporated throughout the term. The course emphasizes ethical leadership, personal responsibility, and community service. Open to all students. No prerequisites. Offered every spring semester.
LSS 470, 471 SENIOR INTERNSHIP (3, 6
Students intern in a government agency, nonprofit organization,
or business. This course includes journal writing, readings, and
a minimum of 100 contact hours with the organization (for 3 hours
of credit). LSS 471 can be taken alternatively for a full-time internship
approved by the Program Director. The internship should be done
in the senior year. Credit cannot be received for both LSS 470 and
471. Prerequisites: LSS 300, 320, 340. These courses are offered
as needed. Approval by the Program Director is needed prior to registration.
Prerequisites can be waived with the approval of the Program Director.
LSS 485 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LEADERSHIP
When warranted, instructors offer this course to examine topics
not covered by normal course offerings. Students engage in discussions,
readings, research, practical exercises, and writing, as required.
Topics vary and are announced in advance. No prerequisites. This
course is offered as needed.