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LEAD 110 Introduction to Leadership
1 hour. This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to leadership by focusing on what it means to be a good leader. Emphasisi in the ocurse is on the practice of leadership, providing ample opportunity for reflection, observation and skill development. The class will examine such topics as the nature of leadership, recognizing leadership traits, creating a vision, setting a tone, handling conflict, overcoming obstacles, and leadership ethics. Students will be encouraged to identify leadership roles they can fill on campus. Pass/no pass

LEAD 235 Residence Life Seminar
1 hour. An integrative seminar linking residence-life leadership, course work, and group exercises. Examines the educational implications of residence life by giving attention to what causes dissonance in the lives of undergraduates, how community is created, and how leaders function as models on a college campus. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: current member of the residence life staff.

LEAD 260 Leadership Advance I
1 hour. Designed as an introduction to leadership for first and second year students. Required for incoming Miller Scholarship recipients. Delivered in either a weekly class format or through a series of workshops. Students also engage in an outdoor education experience. Possible topics include leadership styles and theories, followership, decision making, team building, communication, discovering personal vocation and identifying spiritual gifts. Pass/No Pass.

LEAD 270 Leadership Advance II
1 hour. Designed as an introduction to student leadership for first and second year students. Required for incoming Miller Scholarship recipients. Students engage in a community service project as well as a capstone project assisting a local organization. May include workshop or class sessions.

LEAD 275 Leadership Experience
1-3 hours. Designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop their leadership skills through work or volunteer experience. All leadership experience proposals subject to the approval of the leadership studies program directors. Possible placements might include leading a church youth group, directing a social-concern project, managing the campus radio station, or serving as a member of student government. Pass/No Pass.

LEAD 285 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. An introductory seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty. Pass/No Pass.

LEAD 295 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

LEAD 360 Student Leader Development I
1 hour. Provides a common core of leadership knowledge and skill for students in formal roles and programs on campus (i. e. student government, spiritual life, Act VI scholars, residence life). Focus on the development of effective and innovative leaders through self-understanding, skill development, relational competence and service. Possible topics include community building and group dynamics, emergency response, identifying individual strengths, diversity, decision-making, dealing with conflict and setting leadership priorities. Pass/No Pass.

LEAD 370 Student Leader Development II
1 hour. Provides a common core of leadership knowledge and skill for students in formal roles and programs on campus (i. e. student government, spiritual life, Act VI scholars, residence life). Focus on the development of effective and innovative leaders through self-understanding, skill development, relational competence and service. Possible topics include community building and group dynamics, emergency response, identifying individual strengths, diversity, decision-making, dealing with conflict and setting leadership priorities. Fall Semester. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: LEAD 360 Student Leader Development I.

LEAD 399 Cross-Cultural Experience
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

LEAD 435 Advanced Residence Life Seminar
1 hour. An integrative seminar linking residence-life leadership, course work, and group exercises. Examines the educational implications of residence life by giving attention to what causes dissonance in the lives of undergraduates, how community is created, and how leaders function as models on a college campus. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: current member of the residence life staff.

LEAD 475 Leadership Experience
1-3 hours. Designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop their leadership skills through work or volunteer experience. All leadership experience proposals subject to the approval of the leadership studies program directors. Possible placements might include leading a church youth group, directing a social-concern project, managing the campus radio station, or serving as a member of student government. Pass/No Pass.

LEAD 485 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. An advanced seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty. Pass/No Pass.

LEAD 491 Leadership Seminar I
1 hour. Integrative seminar linking leadership practicum, course work, and readings. Topics include servant leadership, transformational leadership, and leadership development. Occasional retreats and other off-campus activities. Pass/No Pass.

LEAD 492 Leadership Seminar II
1 hour. Integrative seminar linking leadership practicum, course work, and readings. Topics include servant leadership, transformational leadership, and leadership development. Occasional retreats and other off-campus activities. Pass/No Pass.

LEAD 495 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.