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General Education Courses

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Major Core Courses

BUS 101 Introduction to Business
BUS 232 Business Law
MGT 420 420 Theory and Practice of Leadership
MGT 425 Organizational Behavior and Culture
LDS 402 Ethics and Leadership
LDS 403 Assessing and Building Leadership Capacity
LDS 404 Leadership and Change (Capstone Course)

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Electives in the Major

Four credits unless otherwise noted

LDS 330 Leadership and Community
LDS 340 Non-Profit Leadership
LDS 405 Leadership and Fiscal Responsibility
LDS 410 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
LDS 420 Strategic Planning for Leaders
LDS 430 Global Perspectives in Leadership
LDS 400 LDS Independent Studies 1-4 cr.
LDS 490 LDS Special Topics 1-4 cr.

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American Sign Language/English Interpretation Concentration

Upon completion of the major with a concentration in American Sign Language/English Interpretation, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate the nature and form of interpreting systems
  • Identify and critique key principles of effective leadership as it relates to interpreting
  • Examine the implications and effectiveness of one’s leadership style as it pertains to leadership within interpreting systems
  • Evaluate the relationship between leadership service and interpersonal dynamics
  • Assess one’s own competencies in order to identify areas of need for continuing education and professional development

Required for LDS core classes for American Sign Language/English Interpretation concentration

Four-credit hours each:

ASL 310 Leadership in Interpreting Systems
ASL 315 Professional Development Planning through Assessment and Feedback for Interpreters
ASL 320 Effective Communication Mechanisms for Interpreters

Sport Management Concentration

Upon completion of the major with a concentration in Sport Management, graduates will be able to:

  • Explain management and administration within the sport environment
  • Evaluate fiscal responsibility in the sport environment
  • Analyze legal and ethical issues related to sport management

Required classes to LDS core classes for concentration include

Four-credit hours each:

ASPM 315 Sport Administration and Organizational Theory
SPM 320 Economic and Fiscal Responsibility in Sport Management
SPM 410 Law and Ethics in Sport Management

Culminating Graduation Requirement

LDS 404 Leadership and Change is the capstone course and final culminating graduation requirement for the Leadership major. With the support and advice of faculty, students choose a specific topic to examine in depth. Students review relevant research and write a paper using the UI&U outcomes, major outcomes and course specific outcomes that address the topic. The paper serves as the CGR for the major, challenging students to draw on theoretical and practical information gained to create a document that demonstrates their mastery of knowledge acquired through the entire degree program.