Leadership- Related Courses

UNCG offers a variety of for-credit courses that help develop leadership skills and capacity. Students can choose to take a class after consulting with their advisor and, in some cases, the course instructor.

Sample Courses Include:

CED 310 Helping Skills (3:3)
Skills useful for facilitating helping relationships. Practical model for counseling and learning about helping by practicing the helping skills.
Prerequisite- advanced undergraduates in appropriate major.

CST 105 Introduction to Communication Studies (3:3)
Introduction to the principles and skills for effective communication in the contexts of public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group/team communication. Videotaping used to enhance personal growth.

CST 207 Relational Communication (3:3)
Contemporary theory and practice of relational communication, with emphasis on increasing awareness of strategic and ethical uses of communication to build relationships.

CST 211 Strategic Communication (3:3)
An introduction to the skillful, purposeful, and self-aware management of communication choices in personal relationships, teams, organizations, communal, and mass mediated forms of human communication.

CST 308 Strategies in Organizational Communication (3:3)
Surveys of organizational communication theories, practices, and functions, as strategic communication that enable organizations to function both ethically and effectively, to achieve goals within communities.

CST 344 Negotiation and Conflict Management (3:3)
Role and functions of negotiation in conflict management.

CST 350 Small Group and Team Communication (3:3)
Theory and practice of small group/team communication, emphasizing student participation. Develops skills for leadership in small group/teams. Develops framework for analysis of effective small groups/teams.

CST 390 Studies in Communication Across the Curriculum (3:3)
Explores principles of Communication Across the Curriculum, applying them to interpersonal communication, listening, group communication, public speaking, and pedagogy to prepare Communication Consultants in UNCG’s Speaking Intensive program.
Prerequisite- CST 105 or 341 (may be taken as a corequisite); 3.0 GPA in the student’s major; written permission from the Speaking Across the Curriculum Center Director.

CST 562 Organizational Change (3:3)
Instruction in communicating changes into existing organizations. Methods of creating a climate for change, diffusing new ideas and technologies, and assessing change consequences.
Prerequisite- graduate status or permission of instructor.

ESS 388 Psychology of Sport and Exercise (3:3)
An examination of the psychological theories and research related to sport and exercise behavior
Prerequisite- PSY 121.

MGT 200 Management of Organizations (3:3)
An introduction to how managers coordinate human and material resources to achieve organizational goals. Effective management practices that can be applied to business, educational, governmental, hospital, and social service organizations.
Prerequisite-sophomore standing; 2.0 GPA

MGT 312 Human Behavior in Business Organizations (3:3)
Businesses as a generic class of organizations. Relation of individual worker and manager to organization and its impact upon them. Formal and informal groups. Management from behavioral point of view. Stability and change within business organizations.
Prerequisite-2.0 GPA ; sophomore standing

MGT/ PSY 314 Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3:3)
Introduction to industrial and organizational psychology with special emphasis on employee motivation, selection, training, and organizational determinants of employee behavior. (Same as PSY 314.)
Prerequisite-grade of C or better in MGT 312; admission to approved program

MGT 318 Organizational Change and Development (3:3)
Introduction to the professional practice of OCD. Topics include overcoming resistance to change, the consultant/client relationship, diagnosis of organizational problems, and interventions used by internal and external OCD consultants
Prerequisite-grade of C or better in MGT 312; junior standing; admission to approved program

PHE 318 Conflict Resolution and Facilitation Skills (3:3)
Theory and practice in conflict resolution and facilitation of group problem-solving, decision making, and conflict resolution.
Spring Semester

PSC 540 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3:3)
Overview of major concepts and concerns of nonprofit organizations, including tax-exempt status, incorporation, nonprofit-government relations, board-director-staff relations, volunteers, services and program planning, implementation, resource development.
Prerequisite- senior or graduate standing.

PSY 260 Psychological Perspectives on Social Psychology (3:3)
Survey of scientific theories and research on the nature, causes, and consequences of individual behavior in social context. Topics include relationships, groups, attitudes, persuasion, aggression, altruism, and prejudice.
Prerequisite- PSY 121.

PSY 460 Interpersonal Behavior and Group Processes (3:3)
Students cannot receive credit for both this course and PSY 460L In-depth analysis of interpersonal behavior and group processes. Topics include aggression, prosocial behavior, attraction, prejudice and discrimination, social comparison, close relationships and groups.
Prerequisite- grade of at least C- in 260.

RPT 212 Leadership in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (3:3)
Analysis of techniques, principles, and practices of leadership in leisure services; basic processes of activity leadership in conjunction with development of skills and knowledge in activity areas.
Fall & Spring Semester

WGS 450 Women and Leadership
Leadership development topics specifically tailored to the leadership development needs of women. Studies of effective women leaders.

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