Learning Outcomes — Leadership Studies

Coursework ranges from foundational courses built around the humanities to courses with applied components that examine differential elements of language, communication, and rhetoric, as well as courses steeped in experiential learning and group work strategies. All learning outcomes, content areas, and experiential learning courses are established to allow students a balanced composition of theoretical positing and applied, practical learning.

Upon completing a BA in Leadership Studies, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

Leadership Theory and Application:

Students will comprehend and articulate prominent historical and contemporary leadership theories and strategies, analyze and critique these theories, and apply these theories towards practical application within a variety of organizational and leadership structures.

Group Work Strategies and Application:

Students will be able to identify and build an interpersonal skill-set conducive to cooperative learning and group interaction, better understand diverse perspectives, and demonstrate proficiency in collaborative decision-making abilities by applying practical group work strategies.

Ethical Theory and Application:

Students will demonstrate an understanding of various ethical theory frameworks, better understand their own moral foundation, and develop strategies and skills to better analyze ethical dilemmas in relation to positions of leadership, as well as demonstrate the ability to apply various ethical theories in practical settings.

Global Competency:

Students will critically examine and better understand current globalization and multi-cultural topics that affect leadership development, as well as cultivating an appreciation for and proficiency in using leadership techniques across diverse geographical, cultural, and social contexts.