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Leadership Education and Development (LEAD)

Leadership Curriculum

The curriculum in the LEAD program is intended to provide an overview of leadership with real-world application. Students will be exposed to leadership theories, literature across industries, skills based training, and human dynamics. Elective coursework provide students with the opportunity to further develop skills in the areas including, but not limited to, leadership, communication, and psychology.

LEAD CORE COURSES (12 Credit Hours)

LDSH 101: INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
This course introduces students to basic principles of leadership, guides participants through a personal leadership skills assessment, including participation in specific leadership skills development activities in oral, written and, group communication, team-building, and self-assessment.

LDSH 202: COMMUNICATION FOR LEADERS

This course introduces students to the multifaceted communication dynamics for leaders in modern organizations. Critical perspectives related to communication theories, models, and processes will be explored through the lens of applications and case studies. 

LDSH 303: LEADERSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE
This course is designed to aid students in the development and application of leadership skills. A focus on providing hand-on experience through assessment and case studies will be provided.

LDSH 405: ETHICS, VALUES, AND LEADERSHIP

This course provides a study of the moral responsibilities of leadership through case studies and readings from a variety of contexts, cultures, and periods of history.  

ELECTIVE COURSES (9 Credit Hours at or above the 300-level)

9 HOURS OF APPROVED ELECTIVES AT THE 300-LEVEL OR ABOVE AS APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR
The minor will allow students to pursue 3 credit hours of approved coursework that advances leadership training within their own disciplines.

Questions regarding the LEAD Minor may be directed to Dr. John D. Harrison, Chair, Department of Leadership Studies via email at leadershipstudies@lsus.edu

 
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