Tier 3: Leadership Electives

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From the list below, complete at least six credits of leadership-related courses that interest you.  These courses will help you to deepen your knowledge on specific topics such as organizational behavior, ethics, diversity and inclusion, negotiation, conflict resolution, decision making, sustainability, and communications, and to understand the broad contexts in which leaders operate.

If you use a Tier 3 course for your Tier 1 requirement, you will need to take an additional 6 credits of coursework from the list below to satisfy Tier 3.

Minimum of 6 credits

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing additional elective courses from the approved list of offerings, students will:

  1. Examine in depth, critically evaluate, master and apply one or two of the specific skills identified in the learning outcomes of Tiers 1 and 2, including:
    • Self-reflection and self-understanding – thinking about thinking
    • Learning from experience – becoming a reflective practitioner of personal effectiveness
    • Conflict resolution and dialogue – creating two-way meaning in overcoming differences
    • Interpersonal power and influence
    • Ethics
    • Decision making – collaborative tools and overcoming biases
    • Leading teams
    • Leading organizations and change – building empowered cultures
    • Diversity, inclusion, inter-cultural competence
    • Strategic thinking
    • Special topics in leadership – public service, women in leadership, leadership in sports, Greek leadership etc.
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation for the various contexts of leadership in which informed decisions must be made. This includes topics of environmental sustainability, global thinking, and socioeconomic trends.

Elective Leadership Courses from across the University

Course CodeCourse TitleCreditTime Offered
AEM 3245Organizational Behavior3fall
AEM 3320Leadership and Management in Sports3fall
AEM 4700Dyson Leadership Development Program1fall, spring
AIRS 3301Air Force Leadership Studies I3fall
AIRS 3302Air Force Leadership Studies II3spring
AIRS 3341Junior Officer Leadership Experiences I1fall
AIRS 3342Junior Officer Leadership Experiences II1spring
AIRS 4441Advanced Leadership Experiences1fall
AEM 4940Collective Leadership: Building Capacity for Innovation and Change3spring
ALS 2000Leadership for Sustainability3fall, spring
ALS 3200/3210Leadership and Global Service Learning: Pre- and Post-Summer Fieldwork1fall, spring
ASRC 3206/ENGL 3606/FGSS 3206Black Women and Political Leadership3fall
BSOC 2061/PHIL 2960/STS 2061Ethics and the Environment4spring
COMM 3100Decision Making in Groups3spring
COMM 3150Organizational Communication: Theory and Practice3fall
DEA 4040Professional Practices and Ethics1.5spring
EDUC 2200Intro to Adult Learning4fall, spring
EDUC 2210Designing and Facilitating Learning for Development4spring
EDUC 2610The Intergroup Dialogue Project3fall, spring
EDUC 3350Youth Organization Leadership Development3fall
EDUC 4826Leading Dialogue Across Difference: Practicum in Intergroup Relations4fall, spring
ENGRG 3910Applied Engineering Leadership3fall
ENGRG 4900Leading Groups and Teams1spring
ENTOM 3350Naturalist Outreach Practicum4fall
GOVT 3128America's Changing Faces1summer
HADM 2170Hotel Leadership Development Program2spring, weeks 1-7
HADM 3650Persuasive Business Communication for Hospitality Leaders3fall, spring
HADM 4110Negotiations in the Hospitality Industry3fall, spring
HADM 4150Practical Leadership: Foundations for a Career1spring
HADM 4835Leading and Managing Teams3fall
HD 3450The Nature of Leadership3fall
ILRHR 4603Work Groups and Teams4fall or spring
ILRLR 2040Introduction to Conflict Resolution and Negotiation3spring
ILRLR 3057Environmental Mediation and Negotiation2fall, weeks 1-7
ILRLR 4012Managing and Resolving Conflict4fall or spring
ILRLR 4027Campus Mediation Practicum3fall, spring
ILRLR 4820Ethics at Work4fall or spring
ILROB 3201Organizational Change: Theory and Practice4spring
ILROB 3730Culture, Leadership and Change: Engaging Students in Campus Life and Beyond4fall or spring
LEAD 2020Greek Leadership Academy1fall, spring (seven week sessions)
MILS 2201Individual Leadership Studies Teamwork1spring
MILS 3301Leadership and Problem Solving2fall
MILS 3302Leadership and Ethics2spring
MILS 4401Leadership and Management2fall
MILS 4402Officership2spring
NAVS 2201Leadership and Management3fall
NAVS 4402Leadership and Ethics3spring
PLHRT 4975Hortus Forum Leadership Development1-2fall, spring
PLSCI 4975Leadership through Peer Mentoring in the Plant Sciences1-2fall, spring
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