LSAL-Administrative Leadership

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 3223. Finance for Non-Finance Managers.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or departmental permission. An introduction to financial information for leaders who are not directly responsible for accounting or finance functions in their organizations. (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 3373. Measuring Human Performance.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing or permission from an academic advisor. An exploration of how leaders use assessments to measure human performance in organizations. Topics include common research terminology, best practices in employee selection, performance appraisals, and organizational performance management. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 3393. Goal Setting in Organizations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission from advisor. An examination of the importance of establishing goals, goal alignment, and goal attainment processes in organizational settings. Key concepts include perspectives of goal attainment strategies that apply to organizational effectiveness and methods to overcome inevitable challenges to goal success. (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 3953. Research Analysis and Application in Organizational Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing and LSTD 3003, or permission from advisor. Preparatory course for the organizational leadership capstone. Students examine, critique, integrate, and apply organizational behavior literature and concepts to demonstrate mastery of the foundational principles of leadership. (F, Sp, Su)

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

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS advisor. Total quality management enables leaders of for-profit, nonprofit, public sector, and multinational organizations to produce high-quality products and services that customers want. The TQM process adds value to customers' lives and positions the organization to respond quickly to changing consumer preferences. Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and benchmarking methods help leaders systematically optimize and modernize their organizational practices to improve effectiveness. (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 4283. Social Processes in Organizations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior Standing or permission from an academic advisor. An overview of how leaders use social processes to improve organizational performance. Topics include the individual factors that affect social processes, i.e. personality, emotion, attitudes, perceptions, etc., and strategies to motivate employees, lead teams, communicate ideas, and develop an organizational culture. (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 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 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 4953. Capstone in Organizational Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing, LSTD 3003, and LSAL 3953, or permission from advisor; Students may enroll in LSAL 3953 and LSAL 4953 during the same semester provided that LSAL 3953 is successfully completed (grade of C or higher) prior to the start of LSAL 4953. Capstone course in organizational leadership resulting in the creation of a comprehensive ePortfolio that demonstrates student mastery of leadership theories and best practices. (F, Sp, Su) [V].

LSAL 4960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing and permission from PACS adviser and instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

LSAL 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from PACS adviser. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

LSAL 4990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission of PACS adviser and instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

LSAL 5013. Interdisciplinary Foundations for Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. An introduction to the concept of interdisciplinarity as an organizing principle for understanding and interpreting models, theories, and applications of leadership in a variety of organizational settings. Provides selected readings designed to reinforce the interdisciplinary approach to graduate studies in leadership. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5053. Research Methods in Organizations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Theories, techniques, and application of research designed to prepare leadership students to understand and respond to applied research involving organizational leadership and organizational settings. (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.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Students develop their leadership capacity by analyzing ethical considerations in global organizations. Students examine contemporary ethics cases, learning that many decisions fall into gray areas where the right answers may not be clear. By balancing the concepts of ethical reasoning with the organizational factors that influence ethical decision-making, students learn to make informed strategic decisions that affect global operations. (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 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 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 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 5903. Experiential Leadership I.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, LSTD 5003 and LSAL 5113; departmental permission and permission from graduate advisor; Corequisite: LSAL 5913 or LSAL 5953. 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)

LSAL 5953. Graduate Capstone in Organizational Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, LSTD 5003, LSAL 5113 and departmental permission; corequisite: LSAL 5903; Organizational Leadership majors (M762) may utilize this course as part of the program's non-thesis experiential leadership completion option (ELCP); Non-Organizational Leadership majors may utilize this course in place of LSAL 5913 as an elective to fulfill the minimum credit hour requirements for their programs of study. Experiential application of leadership development skills, abilities, and strategies to enhance individual leadership performance, build productive teams and organizations through effective strategic planning, employee selection, succession planning, talent management, and training and development. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5960. Directed Readings in Administrative Leadership.2-9 Credit Hours.

2 to 9 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003, and completion of first concentration course; or permission of dean. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit 9 hours. In-depth study of literature on a topic related to the student's program of study; variable content. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003, and completion of first concentration course; or permission of dean. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

LSAL 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-9 Credit Hours.

2 to 9 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003, LSTD 5013, and completion of first concentration course; or permission of dean. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Research and writing of a thesis for completion of PACS graduate degrees. (F, Sp, Su)

LSAL 5990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003, and completion of first concentration course; or permission of dean. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)