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:

BUS 328 Organizational Leadership (3:3)
The course examines the theories and models of leadership.  Environmental pressures, organizational objectives, company culture,  and  individual  ethical  standards  will  be examined to incorporate the situational determinants of leadership effectiveness.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

BUS 339 Entrepreneurial Leadership (3:3)
Leadership theories, skills, and practices necessary for effectiveness in varied entrepreneurial settings,  including private businesses, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and social movements.
Cross Listed: Same as ENT 339

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 200 Communication and Community (3:3:1)
Exploration of role and impact of communication in diverse communities. Ethical and social responsibilities of civic action are examined in the context of community problem solving. Includes service learning experience in a supervised setting.

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 308 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 315 Persuasion and Social Influence (3:3)
Theories and practices of persuasion in critically evaluating and creating/composing persuasive messages. Role of ethics in relational, group, and mass mediated persuasive communication.

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 Speaking Center Theory and Practice (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 CST 341 (may be taken as a corequisite); 3.0 GPA in the student’s major; written permission from Speaking Center Director.

CST 460: Leading through Communication
Theories and practices of leadership communication. In a partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership, students explore the contours and dynamics of leadership communication. Exercises and projects engage students in creative problem solving, deliberative decision making, and facilitation.

CTR 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

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 300 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.

WGS 460: Internship in WGS (3)
Practical experience in a variety of professional settings.  Includes bi-weekly seminar with internship coordinator. Students complete at least 7–10 hours a week at internship sites.
Prerequisite: WGS 250, plus 6 additional hours in WGS; 6 hours in core courses in major, if other than WGS.
Notes: For Women’s and Gender Studies majors and minors only.

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