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LED 4301   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Leadership

This course is designed to give students a foundational understanding of key leadership principles and theories. Students will study concepts such as servant leadership, transformational leadership, and ethics in leadership, among many other important topics. These principles will serve as a base of knowledge for future studies about leadership. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: MAL 5301

LED 4302   (3-3-0)   Vision-Casting and Leading Change

This course is designed to acquaint students with the dynamics of organizational change and the types of challenges that face leaders who attempt to cast a vision and subsequently institute change. Students will be challenged not only to assess and evaluate the factors that lead to positive vision-casting/change initiatives, but learn to develop the personal skills and mastery necessary to exercise leadership effectively in the midst of change. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: MAL 5302

LED 4303   (3-3-0)   Applied Biblical Servant Leadership

This course is designed to teach students practical principles of biblical servant leadership as expressed in a variety of organizational contexts. Primary emphasis will be placed on allowing students to interact with leaders from multiple vocational fields and learn how their Christian faith has shaped their leadership and service. Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.

LED 4304   (3-3-0)   Culture-Changing Christian Leaders

This course explores the contours and characteristics of the current culture and seeks to identify ways in which Christians can be agents and leaders of change within the culture. Students will learn how to identify current manifestations of cultural concepts by understanding their origin and impetus. They will also learn of the various responses the Christian can take in reacting to culture, and how they might be able to exercise leadership in particular and various arenas of the culture. Theological and philosophical challenges to Christian faith will be considered, and students will be challenged to thoughtfully consider best practices for engaging and attempting to change the culture with Christian faith. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

LED 4308   (3-3-0)   Great Leaders in History

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of different types of leadership throughout history. Students will be challenged to not only learn about some of the most famous leaders in history, but also assess the strengths and weaknesses of each of those leaders in his/her respective context. A key component of the course will be to help students learn to more fully assess leadership in multiple arenas and synthesize their own conception of leadership. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: MAL 5308

LED 4309   (3-3-0)   Revolutionary Power: Leadership in the Lives of the Founding Fathers

This course offers an in-depth investigation on the topic of leadership and power specifically through an examination of the lives of our Founding Fathers. Students will become familiar with the historic and philosophic underpinnings of the leadership styles demonstrated through the lives of our Founding Fathers. Concepts of power will be explored and students will be challenged to gain insights from leaders that shaped the United States of America. The course is designed as an intensive travel experience in Washington, DC and surrounding key historic sites to be visited during the one-week course. Spring Break
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: MAL 5309

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