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Academic Course Inventory

Leadership Studies Minor (21 hours)
Required Core Courses:
COMM 2315              Interpersonal Communication
COMM 4347              Leadership & Communication
PHIL 3322                 Business & Professional Ethics
Courses that focus on leadership skills:
COMM 2330              Small Group Communication
COMM 3325              Communication & Conflict Management
COMM 3345              Argumentation & Debate
COMM 2338              Public Speaking
MGT 3353                 Business Communication
Courses that focus on leadership principles & theory (Choose 2):
COMM 3319              Intro to Organizational Communication
HA 3309                    Ethics in the Health Profession
PSY 3331                  Social Psychology
AS 3311                    Leadership & Management I
COMM 4331              Persuasion
HA 3324                    Supervisory Management for Healthcare Managers
MGT 3303                  Management of Organizations
PSY 3333                  Industrial Psychology
AS 3312                    Leadership & Management II
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COMM 2315 - An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

An introduction to material exploring face-to-face communication and relational development. Emphasis on conceptual foundations, personal growth and skill enhancement.

COMM 4347 - Leadership and Communication

An advanced course in communication designed to examine in detail the phenomenon of leadership in groups and organizations. Various theories and approaches to leadership will be surveyed with an emphasis on applying leadership principles. Prerequisites: COMM 2330 and COMM 3319.

COMM 2330 - Small Group Communication

A study of communication in the small group, including analysis of the influence of group structure, teambuilding, norms, roles, leadership and climate on group process. Special emphasis on problem-solving discussion. Prerequisite: COMM 1310.

COMM 3325 - Communication and Conflict Management

Demonstrates the ways basic communication skills can be used to manage conflict. The class also provides an analytic framework for diagnosing conflict, negotiation, and mediation. Prerequisite: COMM 2315 or 2330.

COMM 3345 - Argumentation and Debate

A study of basic principles of argumentation emphasizing analysis, evidence, reasoning, and refutation and their applications in formal and informal debate contexts. Students will do laboratory work with the University forensic squad. Prerequisite: COMM 1310.

COMM 2338 - Public Speaking

This course helps the student to develop personal speaking skills and introduces principles of contemporary types of speeches. Prerequisite: COMM 1310.

COMM 3319 - Introduction to Organizational Communication

Examines contemporary research about the influence of communication on the organization. Prepares the student to understand and manage communication processes in organizations. Prerequisite: 6 hours COMM.

COMM 4331 - Persuasion

An investigation of rhetorical and behavioral theories of persuasion, the devising of persuasive campaigns, as well as the consumption and generation of persuasive messages in a variety of communication settings. Applicable for careers in business, law, and human relations. Prerequisite: 6 hours COMM or permission of instructor.

PHIL 3322 - Professional Ethics

Study of major topics in business and professional ethics, including what a profession is, whether it differs from business, and what is involved iwth the moral education, social responsibilities, and ethical standards of professionals and business people. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower division philosophy (PHIL 3301 or consent of the instructor).

MGT 3353 - Business Communication

An introduction to the uses of communication in modern organizations. Provides students the opportunity to gain practice in making decisions involving selection and organization of communication content, in choosing an appropriate medium for presentation of information, and developing an effective writing style. Includes the study of the theory of business communication, including communication models, general semantics, and causes of miscommunication. Prerequisites: ENG 1310, 1320; COMM 1310.

MGT 3303 - Management of Organizations

A study of management functions in modern organizations, the internal and external environmental factors affecting organizational efficiency, and the application of quantitative and behavioral science to management study.

AS 3311 - Leadership and Management I

A study of the framework of leadership in the Air Force (AF), part 1. Practical case studies examine AF leadership and management situations and discipline and ethics scenarios that demonstrate applications of the concepts. The course emphasizes communication skills used by officers in the AF. Co-requisite: AS 1000.

AS 3312 - Leadership Management II

A study of the framework of leadership in the Air Force (AF), part 2. Practical case studies examine AF leadership and management situations and discipline and ethics scenarios that demonstrate applications of the concepts. The course emphasizes communication skills used by officers in the AF. Co-requisite: AS 1000.

HA 3324 - Supervisory Management for Healthcare Managers

Introduction to the following functions of supervisory management: planning, organizing, staffing, influencing, and controlling; as well as  the connective processes of decision-making, coordinating, and communicating in healthcare organizations.

HA 3309 - Ethics in the Health Professions

This course introduces the student to a sound foundation in well-established ethical theories and a familiarity with terms, concepts and issues in ethics as applied to the health professions. Also provides practical methods for proceeding from considered reflection to informed action in solving ethical problems.

PSY 3331 - Social Psychology

The study of how people influence each other. The course covers such topics as conformity, inter-personal attraction, prejudice and aggression.

PSY 3333 - Industrial Psychology

The study of applying psychological knowledge and techniques to the modern industrial environment. Topics studies include employee needs, attitudes, selection, testing, boredom, motivation, anxiety, and job satisfaction.