LSAL-Administrative Leadership

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LSAL 1803. Introduction to the American Collegiate Experience.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: enrollment in an ESL program and permission from CLS adviser. Prepares ESL students academically, socially, and personally for university life in the United States. Course modules are based on common academic subjects, such as psychology, business, science, and art. Topics will include instruction and practice with appropriate discussion techniques,lecture preparation and reading strategies, study skills and task management. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 1823. Introduction to Business Communication.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: enrollment in an ESL program and permission of CLS adviser. Introduction to appropriate business communication and typical business practices in the U.S., with emphasis on cross-cultural awareness, business writing style and research, ethics and values in communication, and collaboration in the workplace. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 2283. Understanding Management.3 Credit Hours.

Examines organizational planning, the process of organizational decision making, the early research on leadership that focuses on personal traits, motivation in organizations, communicating in organizations, teamwork in organizations, the principles of organization and organizational control. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 2700. Topics in Administrative Leadership.1-9 Credit Hours.

May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine credit hours. Specific course content will be defined each time the course is offered. A problem-oriented approach to Administrative Leadership. Reading and research, arranged and directed in consultation with the instructor, in specified areas of Administrative Leadership. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 3113. Leadership in Organizations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. The general purpose of this course is to learn about contemporary thinking regarding leadership in organizations and the applications of these insights for growth as a leader. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 3133. Conflict Resolution.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. A review of several contemporary theories of the nature of conflict and how best to manage it. Students examine the communication process and practice effective communication skills through exercise. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 3153. Ethics in Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Explores various concepts, principles and case studies involved in ethics in the social science, with particular emphasis on business ethics. Students examine core values in light of social conditioning, short-term profiteering, and the need for affiliation. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 3173. Goal Setting and Attainment.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Introduces students to the importance of establishing goals and the goal attainment process in business and other settings. These include perspectives of goal attainment in industry as they apply to production and to overcoming challenges. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 3333. Motivation in Learning and Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Introduces learners to several theories on human motivation which can be applied across several contexts, including both learning and leadership. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 3513. Integrated Marketing Strategies.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Focuses on marketing communications by examining many types of retailers, the basic concepts that apply to all areas of promotion, basic selling techniques, and advertising and sales promotion as important parts of a promotion blend. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 3533. Adapting To Changing Marketing Environments.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Focuses on innovative strategy planning that helps businesses survive in increasingly competitive markets. An analysis of the individual consumer as a problem solver who is influenced by psychological variables, social influences, and the purchase situation. Also studies the number, size, location, and buying behavior of various types of organizational customers, and logistics activities and how they provide time and place utility to improve value to the customer. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4123. Quality Initiatives in Organizations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Understanding quality initiatives is the focus of this course. Students will discuss tools that can be used in order to build teams and a good environment in the workplace. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4143. Cultural Diversity in the World.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. At the end of this course, the learner will be able to apply an in-depth understanding of cultural diversity to issues in human relations and in achieving true diversity in organizations. Provides learners with a conceptual framework from which to analyze historical and current legal approaches to cultural diversity, with an emphasis on gaining an understanding of how and why affirmative action programs are implemented. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4163. Non-Profit Management.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Provides an overview of nonprofit management, operations, and leadership as well as the problems and environment unique to the various nonprofit entities functioning in society. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4203. Decision-Making, Problem Solving, and Strategic Thinking.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Exploration of decision-making, problem solving and strategic thinking in a variety of organizational settings. Discussion of applied intelligence and the methods/tools utilized to make effective decisions.(F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4263. Corporate Environmental Strategy.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Examines the growing importance of environmental science and technology for business and industry. Students will gain an appreciation of the dimensions of the natural environment in today's business climate with the goal of determining what issues are of central policy importance as well as career opportunities for those who wish to participate in the development of a sustainable society. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4353. Mediation: History, Theory, and Practice.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. The course provides an overview of the history of mediation as well as an introduction to substantive mediation theories and models. The practice of mediation will be introduced by examining its origins in both the court and community-focused movements. Contemporary applications and trends in mediation also will be examined. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4603. Leadership and Governance for Social Entrepreneurs.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and LSAL 4163, or permission from CLS adviser. Explores leadership and governance through the perspective of organizational directors and corporate officers. Examines the processes of vision and mission casting, the setting of organizational direction, strategic planning through executive leadership, and the creation of founding documents and policies, all with the "design culture" in mind. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4623. Budgeting for Social Entrepreneurs.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and LSAL 4163, or permission from CLS adviser. An exploration of economics, finance, and accounting from the perspective of commercial, nonprofit, community service and government service entities. Topics include basic accounting principles and the organization of financial statements, the fundamentals of financial investing, and the impact of interest on an organization's planning. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4643. Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and LSAL 4163, or permission from CLS adviser. An exploration of social innovation and entrepreneurship presented through the historical examination of organizations that have utilized innovative methods and strategies to address social issues. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4683. Development in Grant Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission from CLS academic adviser. Presents a contemporary overview of the grant writing process. Topics explored include: the search and select process, budget creation, proposal submission, and award management. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4700. Advanced Topics in Administrative Leadership.1-9 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Investigation into problems of leadership not covered in existing courses, and utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. Will culminate in a written report of investigation. Specific course content will be defined each time the course is offered. Reading and research, arranged and directed in consultation with the instructor, in specified areas of liberal studies. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4713. Understanding Race in American Society.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission from CLS academic adviser. An exploration of the major theoretical perspectives used to explain racial issues in the United States. Identifies common racial/ethnic assumptions through an examination of how race or ethnicity is portrayed in the media with a comparison of current research findings relating to inequality. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4733. Understanding Educational Inequality in the U.S..3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission from CLS adviser. An examination of inequality within the American educational system from K-12 to higher education utilizing demographic data and analyzing current research on inequality based upon race, class, and gender. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4753. Class and Economic Inequality in America.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission from CLS adviser. An examination of how social class and socio-economic status (SES) operate in American society, including how media and research findings depict economic and social inequality in the United States. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4793. Exploring Race and Gender in Film.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with LSAL 5793) Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission from CLS academic adviser. An exploration of race and gender in film during the post-civil rights period. Examines the effects of inequality and inclusiveness through the cinematic lens and analyzes the evolution of film relating to the depiction of race and gender issues. No student may earn credit for both 4793 and 5793. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 4920. Internship in Administrative Leadership.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing and permission from CLS adviser. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Field experience in issues related to a student's area of study. Students will gain knowledge through experiential and on-the-job practice. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5113. Theories of Management and Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. This course explores and analyzes the concept of leadership including such topics as leadership theory, changing leadership roles, power, decision-making, empowerment, vision, communication, diversity, and ethics. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5133. Cultures of Organizations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. The course looks at the meaning of organizational culture and its significance for leadership behavior, ways of thinking about organizations and the structure of organizations, the implications for leaders, and other relationships between organizations and aspects of leadership. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5153. Ethics in Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: graduate standing. An interdisciplinary inquiry into the nature of ethics, the relationship between ethics and morals, and the function of ethics in a social context. Major emphasis is on the effect of ethical decision making on successful leadership and the role that ethical behavior plays in the success of organizations. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5173. The Individual and Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. This course explores the social, psychological, and behavioral characteristics of leadership, personal skills that enhance leadership ability, and strategies for dealing with interpersonal problems in organizations. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5193. Creating, Leading, and Managing Change.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. An examination of effective leadership skills necessary to create and manage change in a variety of organizational settings. Topics include leadership styles in change management, organizational change strategies, models, and frameworks, and the potential barriers to change in organizations. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5203. Leadership Issues in Decision Making.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003, and LSAL 5113; or permission of dean. An interdisciplinary inquiry into the nature and attributes of rational and irrational decision making. Content will include research on how decisions must often be made with incomplete evidence, the use of cognitive psychology in decision making from a human intelligence perspective, and how decisions are made from a social and cultural process. Students will learn leadership decision making from individual, small group, and social environment contexts, as well as values of good decisions and the unintended consequences of poor decisions. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5223. Financial Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Introduces foundational accounting principles and financial concepts for non-financial managers. Topics include analysis of financial reports, communication of financial data to organizational leaders and stakeholders, and financial planning. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5243. Project Management.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003 and LSAL 5113; or permission of dean. An interdisciplinary inquiry to simulate as closely as possible the real-world experience of managing a project for a client; the client participates in the grading for the course. Topics include: project planning, project execution, project control, project communication, client relations, performance oriented design, collecting information in the field, current operations analysis, specifications for a proposed solution, devising and evaluating alternatives, and implementation. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5253. Ethics in Organizations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. A discussion of moral and ethical decision-making processes as they relate to a variety of organizational settings. Topics include moral reasoning and the resolution of ethical challenges in careers, the relationship of ethics to concern for employees and the fiduciary responsibilities of organizations, case studies in ethical issues in organizational settings, and the development of an ethical leadership skill set. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5273. Planning in Organizations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. An exploration of how organizations can create sustainable competitive advantage in their operating environments. Topics include the evaluation of social, political, technological, economic, and global factors that may affect an organization, the creation of linkages between an organization's non-financial purpose and its financial goals, and the development of successful business strategies in conjunction with effective business planning methods. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5283. Building High Performance Teams.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Provides students with the knowledge needed to identify a group's current functioning and build the necessary conditions to create a high-performance team. Explores components of teams and examines the qualities of one who is capable of leading groups of people effectively. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5293. Leadership in Practice.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. An investigation of applied leadership principles in a variety of leadership environments, including for profit, not for profit, and public organizations. Includes a review of different approaches to leadership and contemporary views of effective leadership supplemented by discussions with individuals who hold leadership positions. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5313. Organizational Communications.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003 and LSAL 5113; or permission of dean. An interdisciplinary inquiry in the role information and knowledge management play in making decisions in organizations, fundamental issues in the management of information, how people in organizations exchange information, and ultimately how effective sharing of information leads to effective problem solving. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5323. Fundraising and Budgeting.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Provides students with an overview of the history, philosophy, and ethics of fundraising and development. Students will learn about building relationships, goal setting, communication, and how to build strategic fundraising plans to support a non-profit organization's vision. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5333. Motivation in Work and Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Exploration of personal and work motivation, including discussion of relevant theories and their application in leadership and the workplace. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5343. Cultural Communication in Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and LSTD 5003, or permission from graduate advisor. A critical look at the value and necessity of cross-cultural communication in human development and interdisciplinary learning for quality interpersonal relations in communities and the workplace. The course will survey major theories of cultural communication and their intersections with race, gender, sexuality, and economics and will apply these concepts to real-world scenarios. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5353. Non-Profit Governance.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Provides students with an overview of key issues involved in the governance of nonprofit organizations and the role of nonprofit boards. Major governance models are examined and implications of using the different models are discussed. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5363. Staffing and Talent Management in Organizations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Explores how to align people-management processes with organizational purpose and strategy within a nonprofit organization's vision, mission, and business strategy. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5393. Followership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Introduction to the follower and the dynamics that result from followership in various organizational settings. Topics include theories and definitions of followership, categorization of follower types, and discussion of how followers can be a positive influence against ineffective or bad leadership. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5403. Leadership in History.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Analysis of leadership principles using prominent examples drawn from history to discern patterns and test categories and theoretical generalizations of leadership. Discussions aim to facilitate the understanding of leadership in different historical contexts. Consideration is given to success and failure, the relative importance of personality vs. circumstances, leadership characteristics and styles. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5413. Global Challenges in Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and LSTD 5003, or permission from graduate advisor. This course is an exploration of global leadership challenges based on individual, organizational, and multi-cultural scenarios. Issues examined include cultural diversity, the role of women in global context, social and economic disparities, development of a global mindset and global leaders, leading multinational and culturally-diverse teams, and challenges of expatriate leadership. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5423. Women in Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003 and LSAL 5113; or permission of dean. Exploration of women leaders and their influence on their respective societies, as well as contributions on a broader spectrum. Special attention is focused on how women leaders from different eras became change agents and what particular issues made them transformational leaders. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5443. Religious Leaders for Social Justice.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003 and LSAL 5113; or permission of dean. Focuses on the characteristics of leaders as individuals, and in particular as individuals of faith for causes pertaining to social justice. Explores individuals from the major faith traditions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Native American religion and investigates the ways in which faith and the particular constellation of life experiences and social situations have inspired leadership for the cause of social justice. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5463. US Military Leadership: Insights and Applications.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003 and LSAL 5113; or permission of dean. Studies leadership, both uniformed and civilian, in the United States military from 1775 to present within the context of the evolution of American military from a small 18th-century army and wooden ship-and-sail navy to the globe-dominating colossus of the late 20th-century. Includes the impact of technology, maturing military theory, and the changing position of the United States in the world that produced diverse leadership styles which are illustrated in the careers of military leaders such as George Washington, U.S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, David Farragut, John Pershing, Hap Arnold, George C. Marshall, and many others. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5483. National Security Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Discussion of leadership within the environment of the U.S. national security system. Course addresses the legislation that created the current national security system and examines the structure of the national security community, how it has evolved, and how it operates in practice. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5513. Foundations in Professional Coaching.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003 and LSAL 5113; or permission of dean. A graduate-level survey course designed to familiarize students with the fundamental principles on which the field of professional coaching is built, to explore the core competencies required for professional coaching, to understand and analyze the methods used to facilitate the coaching process, to develop the basic skills required for effective practice as a professional coach, and to understand the guidelines that govern ethical coaching activities. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5533. Theories of Professional Coaching.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003 and LSAL 5113; or permission of dean. This course examines the theories upon which the professional coaching practice is based. Special emphasis will be placed on developing a broad understanding of various theoretical approaches and how those theories facilitate client growth. Students will also be introduced to the personality of theorists, the cultural and historical context of their theory building, major themes and ideas of the theories and evidence and research supporting the theoretical approach. Students will also be asked to analyze the theories in the context of their own anticipated practice and potential audiences.(F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5553. Assessment-Based Coaching.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. An examination of best practices for using assessment results to conduct data-driven leadership and executive coaching and to maximize coaching effectiveness. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5573. Careers in Coaching.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. An overview of the career opportunities related to coaching in organizations, emphasizing the major theoretical and functional components of coaching in a variety of organizations. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5593. Development and Grant Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. An in-depth exploration of the grant attainment process, including practical exercises in proposal writing and the grant review process. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5700. Advanced Topics in Administrative Leadership.2-9 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit 12 hours. Advanced studies in various administrative leadership topics, offered under stated titles determined each semester by the instructor involved. Intensive research on a topic related to the student's program of study; variable topics. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5713. Significance of Race in Society in the United States.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. An exploration of the major theoretical perspectives used to explain racial issues in the United States. Identifies common racial/ethnic assumptions through an examination of how race or ethnicity is portrayed in the media with a comparison of current research findings relating to inequality. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5733. Overcoming Educational Inequality in the United States.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. An examination of inequality within the American educational system from K-12 to higher education utilizing demographic data and analyzing current research on inequality based upon race, class, and gender. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5793. Exploring Race and Gender in Film.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with LSAL 4793) Prerequisites: graduate standing. An examination of race and gender in film during the post-civil rights period. Explores the effects of inequality and inclusiveness through the cinematic lens and analyzes the evolution of film relating to the depiction of race and gender issues. No student may earn credit from both 4793 and 5793. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5903. Experiential Leadership I.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, LSTD 5003 and LSAL 5113; permission from graduate advisor. Corequisite: LSAL 5913. The course equips students with skills critical to developing strategy and maximizing their impact in leadership roles, and develops advanced leadership tools including how to increase an organization's leadership capacity. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5913. Experiential Leadership II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, LSTD 5003 and LSAL 5113; permission from graduate advisor. Corequisite: LSAL 5903. Students critique personal leadership skills, abilities, and strategies to build a productive team through effective planning, coaching, and decision making. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5920. Internship in Administrative Leadership.2-6 Credit Hours.

2-6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003, and permission of dean. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Field experience directly related to study focus in the Administrative Leadership program. Requirements include some combination of journal, progress reports, written summary of experiences, or academic paper, and a possible comprehensive examination over these materials. (F, Sp, Su)