Qualifying Courses

Class 1: LDST 201/202 Introduction to Leadership course sequence is required to complete the certificate. (This course was previously called COMS 201/202. If you took this class as COMS 201/202, it still counts toward the certificate.)

Leadership Studies

LDST 201 Introduction to Leadership
This course introduces students to the study of the leadership process. The course covers theories and research on core themes of leadership, focusing on how course materials relate to students' own leadership experiences. Concurrent enrollment in LDST 202 is recommended. Students considering the Leadership Studies Minor must complete LDST 202. Not open to seniors. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wiebe, Weston
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
2 63598
LEC Wiebe, Weston
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
2 63599
LEC Vietti, Emily
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
2 63600
LEC Vietti, Emily
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
2 63601
LEC Stutzman, Jacob
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
2 63602
LEC Wiebe, Weston
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
2 64524
LEC Stutzman, Jacob
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
2 68986

LDST 202 Introduction to Leadership Applications
This course focuses on the application of information learned in LDST 201. Activities and discussions emphasize application, analysis, and engagement with the process of leadership. Concurrent enrollment in LDST 201 is recommended. Students considering the Leadership Studies Minor must complete LDST 201 and LDST 202. Not open to seniors. Prerequisite: Corequisite: LDST 201. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Marsh, Curtis
W 10:00-10:50 AM KSUN CRSRD - LAWRENCE
1 63608
LEC Augusto, John
F 11:00-11:50 AM KSUN CRSRD - LAWRENCE
1 63609
LEC Carrasco-Cooper, Marsha
Th 10:00-10:50 AM KSUN CRSRD - LAWRENCE
1 63610
LEC Long, Amy
Tu 03:00-03:50 PM KSUN CRSRD - LAWRENCE
1 63611
LEC Nelson-Hronek, John
Tu 11:00-11:50 AM KSUN CRSRD - LAWRENCE
1 68154
LEC Stutzman, Jacob
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
1 68987

Class 2: One elective class required. Select from the list below. These classes have content focus applicable to organizational leadership, non-profit leadership, community leadership, social justice, and/or diversity. Click on the schools or department headings to see list of courses.

Aerospace Engineering

AE 510 Aerospace Materials and Processes
Properties and applications of aircraft materials, forming methods, and manufacturing processes. Ethics and social responsibility for engineers. Oral technical presentations. Prerequisite: AE 507 and CHEM 130 or CHEM 150. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

African & African-American Studies

AAAS 330 Black Leadership
The course focuses on the concept of leadership and on Black leadership in the United States. An in-depth analysis of selected case studies of Black leaders both historical and contemporary. Some attention will be given to the dispersion of Africans into the Americas and the leadership that emerged, conditioned both by environmental factors and the psychology engendered by the system of slavery. Selected successful Black leaders will be invited to visit the class from time to time. (Same as AMS 340.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

Air Force ROTC

AIR 344 Leadership Studies
A study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles of this course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

AIR 404 National Security Affairs
Course examines the national security process (from a military standpoint) from its birth with the Founding Fathers and the US Constitution to the joint warfighting scenarios of today. It looks at the Constitutionally established roles of the legislative and executive branches of government in dealing with defense issues during war or peacetime. It examines the current command and control structure within the Department of Defense and outlines the global responsibilities of the military, specifically of the US Air Force. This course also examines the development of National Security policy and the interrelationship between the Air Force, sister services and the Air Reserve component. Multiple classroom hours on formal military communications skills (writing and briefing) are included. The course culminates with a look at current political trends and U.S. defense policy decisions in some of the world's major geographical areas. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences giving students the opportunity to apply leadership principles in a dynamic setting. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

 
American Studies

AMS 340 Black Leadership
The course focuses on the concept of leadership and on black leadership in the United States; an in-depth analysis of selected case studies on black leaders, both historical and contemporary. Some attention will be given to the dispersion of Africans into the Americas and the leadership that emerged, conditioned both by environmental factors and the psychology engendered by the system of slavery. Selected successful black leaders will be invited to visit the class from time to time. (Same as AAAS 330.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

Applied Behavioral Sciences

ABSC 150 Community Leadership
An introduction to analysis, intervention, evaluation, and leadership in contemporary problems facing local communities. Readings, lectures, and service-learning activities enable students to understand community problems and how citizens and professionals can address them. (Formerly HDFL 150.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Thompson, Jomella
W 02:00-04:00 PM MAL 2007 - LAWRENCE
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 68857
LEC Thompson, Jomella
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 68938
ABSC 151 Community Leadership, Honors
An introduction to analysis, intervention, evaluation, and leadership in contemporary problems facing local communities. Readings, lectures, and service-learning activities enable students to understand community problems and how citizens and professionals can address them. Open only to students in the University Honors Program. (Formerly HDFL 151.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Thompson, Jomella
W 02:00-04:00 PM MAL 2007 - LAWRENCE
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 68859
LEC Thompson, Jomella
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 69011

ABSC 310 Building Healthy Communities
This course teaches knowledge and skills for addressing issues in community health and development (e.g., substance abuse, adolescent pregnancy, child and youth development, prevention of violence). Students learn core competencies such as analyzing community problems and goals, strategic planning, intervention, and evaluation. In a service-learning component, students apply these skills to issues that matter to them and to the communities they serve. (Formerly HDFL 310.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

ABSC 311 Building Healthy Communities, Honors
This course teaches knowledge and skills for addressing issues in community health and development (e.g., substance abuse, adolescent pregnancy, child and youth development, prevention of violence). Students learn core competencies such as analyzing community problems and goals, strategic planning, intervention, and evaluation. In a service-learning component, students apply these skills to issues that matter to them and to the communities they serve. (Formerly HDFL 311.) Prerequisite: Open only to students in the University Honors Program. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

ABSC 690 Practicum in Community Health and Development
A two-semester practicum in which students engage in structured opportunities to practice core competencies related to the work of promoting community health and development (e.g., strategic planning, intervention, evaluation). In weekly group meetings, students prepare for their individual working field settings (e.g., health and human service agencies, research and advocacy organizations, community organizations). (Formerly HDFL 690). Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 150, ABSC/HDFL 310, and instructor permission. FLD.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Thompson, Jomella
M 02:00-04:00 PM DHDC 4034 - LAWRENCE
1-6 60465
FLD Thompson, Jomella
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 61691

ABSC 691 Practicum in Community Health and Development, Honors
A two-semester practicum in which students engage in structured opportunities to practice core competencies related to the work of promoting community health and development (e.g., strategic planning, intervention, evaluation). In weekly group meetings, students prepare for their individual working field settings (e.g., health and human service agencies, research and advocacy organizations, community organizations). (Formerly HDFL 692). Prerequisite: Open only to students in the University Honors Program; ABSC/HDFL 151, ABSC/HDFL 311 and instructor permission. FLD.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Thompson, Jomella
M 02:00-04:00 PM DHDC 4034 - LAWRENCE
1-6 60466
FLD Thompson, Jomella
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 61754

 

Army ROTC
ARMY 401 Concepts of Military Management
Course is comprised of three hours of lecture and two hours of leadership laboratory per week. An introduction to the military management system with special attention to the functions, organizations, and operations of military training, logistics and administration. The use of standardized staff formats in the development of plans and orders is emphasized from the standpoint of the leader with limited resources. Extensive use of standard staff procedures is emphasized in problem solving scenarios. Approved for degree credit in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Such courses count within the limit of 25 hours accepted from other schools and divisions. Prerequisite: ARMY 302 or department approval. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

Communication Studies

COMS 342 Problem-Solving in Teams and Groups
This course introduces basic concepts important to leading and/or participating in problem-solving work teams. Problem identification and analysis and leadership are emphasized and practiced. Teamwork variables are discussed and promoted. Lecture, demonstrations, exercises in class are structure for students to analyze groups outside of class. Prerequisite: COMS 130, COMS 150, or COMS 230. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rainforth, Paige
MWF 09:00-09:50 AM HAW 2046 - LAWRENCE
3 59577
LEC Rainforth, Paige
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM SUM 405 - LAWRENCE
3 62758
LEC Petersen, Corrin
MWF 01:00-01:50 PM WES 4001 - LAWRENCE
3 55446
LEC Johnson, Rebecca
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM WES 4001 - LAWRENCE
3 58930

English
ENGL 306 Global Environmental Literature
An examination of a variety of literary and other representations of human and non-human environments and environmentalism. Particular attention will be paid to how race, gender, class, sexuality, and geography produce and are produced by those representations. (Same as GIST 306.) Prerequisite: Prior completion of the KU Core Written Communication requirement. Recommended: Prior completion of one 200-level English course. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Drake, Phillip
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4076 - LAWRENCE
3 66034
LEC Weatherford, Jessica
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 65562
LEC Weatherford, Jessica
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 65373
LEC Weatherford, Jessica
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 65375
LEC Weatherford, Jessica
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 65628
Entrepreneurship
ENTR 480 Management of Small Business
This course looks at the unique aspects of owning and managing a small business, family business or franchise, with the owners having close control over operations and management decisions. Students will examine the startup options of buying, starting, or franchising; operations and human resources management; the unique factors of the family business; marketing, including setting prices, choosing a location, developing competitive advantage, positioning, and promotion with limited resources; financial statements, accounting systems, financing, cash flow and the working-capital cycle; and exit through selling, bequeathing, or dissolving the business. Prerequisite: ENTR 410. Enrollment restricted. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Fitchett, Janalee
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM CAPF 2011 - LAWRENCE
3 55915
Journalism
JOUR 617 Multimedia Management and Leadership
The course addresses challenges faced by managers and leaders in traditional and non-traditional environments. The course explores a range of management and leadership concepts, including organizational culture, organizational change, functions of managers, leadership theory, motivation and reinforcement. Also explores in some detail the new world of work and what it means to be a "contingent employee" or "free agent." Prerequisite: At least one course designated as Advanced Media or JOUR 460 (or JOUR 568). Open to non majors with permission of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

Liberal Arts & Science

LA&S:292
Precious Porras & Amanda Wright
Special Topics Class: Advocacy for Social Change
Spring 2016 Semester

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a number of theoretical frameworks and models in social justice leadership. Through various readings, social interactions, discussions, and critical reflection activities, students will be challenged to consider multiple perspectives of the same issue. Further, the course will provide students with an opportunity to engage with the local community and develop an advocacy outreach project that addresses an issue within the community by applying leadership and social justice concepts.

Management and Leadership

MGMT 305 Survey of Management and Leadership
This course is designed to acquaint students with traditional business management ideas, recent management thinking, and the contemporary application of both to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. A survey of a wide variety of topics is offered, generally including goal setting, strategy formulation and implementation, managerial decision making, structure and design of organizations, corporate culture, organizational change and development, human resources management, managing diversity, leading, motivation, communication, teamwork, quality control, management control systems, operations and service management, entrepreneurship and small business management, managerial ethics, corporate social responsibility, and management in the global environment. (Not open to students with credit in MGMT 310 or MGMT 311.) Prerequisite: Goal 1, Outcome 2 and Goal 2, Outcome 1. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Steutermann, Cynthia
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM CAPF 1111 - LAWRENCE
3 64576
LEC Steutermann, Cynthia
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 57390

MGMT 310 Organizational Behavior
This course serves as an introduction to the study of individual and group behavior within the context of an organization. An objective may be the development of the student's potential for becoming an effective organization member and manager of people. Experiential learning methods are utilized to involve the student actively. A wide variety of topics and theories may be covered, generally including motivation, leadership, job design, group dynamics, and formal organizational structure and process. Prerequisite: Completion of ECON 142 or ECON 143, ACCT 200, PSYC 104 or PSYC 105, and prior completion or co-enrollment in ACCT 201 and DSCI 202 or DSCI 301. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pepper, John
MW 08:00-09:15 AM CAPF 3031 - LAWRENCE
3 62227
LEC Pepper, John
MW 09:30-10:45 AM CAPF 3031 - LAWRENCE
3 54060
LEC Shanmugam, Ravi
MW 11:00-12:15 PM CAPF 3031 - LAWRENCE
3 56224
LEC Anderson, Caryn
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM CAPF 3031 - LAWRENCE
3 55040
LEC Kim, Midam
MW 02:30-03:45 PM CAPF 3031 - LAWRENCE
3 54059
LEC Kim, Midam
MW 04:00-05:15 PM CAPF 3031 - LAWRENCE
3 54443
LEC Fitchett, Janalee
TuTh 08:00-09:15 AM CAPF 3031 - LAWRENCE
3 54106
LEC Jo, Jinhwan
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM CAPF 3031 - LAWRENCE
3 54441
LEC Augelli, Robert
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM CAPF 3031 - LAWRENCE
3 54061
LEC Augelli, Robert
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM CAPF 3031 - LAWRENCE
3 62228
LEC Bendetti, Donald
W 04:00-06:30 PM CAPF 3041 - LAWRENCE
3 64606
LEC
MW 08:00-09:15 AM CAPF 2011 - LAWRENCE
3 68370

MGMT 431 Legal Environment for Managing Employees
The focus of this course is how the legal environment affects the management of employees. The topics covered include laws on employment discrimination, employment-at-will, and negligent hiring, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Prerequisite: MGMT 310 or MGMT 311. Enrollment restricted. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

MGMT 437 Developing Management Skills
This course enhances leadership and other people-related skills of students in order to strengthen their capacity to manage others effectively. The course begins by focusing on self-awareness and self-management. Students also learn systems for classification of people on the basis of personality, behavior and attitudes. Other topics covered include communication skills, time management, techniques for controlling stress, problem solving, reading people's emotions and intentions more effectively, effective team leadership, coaching and counseling, delegation and empowerment, conflict resolution, motivation, and effective discipline techniques. The focus of the course is on skill acquisition and development. Other pedagogy involves readings, personality and behavior inventories, role-playing, and case analyses. Prerequisite: MGMT 310 or MGMT 311. Enrollment restricted. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Leroux-Smith, Lisa
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM CAPF 4011 - LAWRENCE
3 55038

MGMT 455 The Role of the General Manager: Leadership and Management
The course focuses on the principles and methods that general managers use to implement strategies, both at the business unit and corporate levels. While stressing the complex nature of the general manager's job, the organization's mission, environment, technology, and strategy are discussed as the primary drivers of designing effective organization structures, processes, and management systems. Change processes for realigning the organization's strategy, structure, processes, and culture are further emphasized, highlighting the role of the general manager as the architect of change. Topics covered include: organization design, transaction costs, behavior and ouput control; strategic leadership; design of information and reward systems; organizational change and cultural change processes. Prerequisite: MGMT 310 or MGMT 311. Enrollment restricted. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Barker, Vincent
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM CAPF 3015 - LAWRENCE
3 54852

MGMT 470 Leadership in Business Organizations
This course provides the opportunity to learn and practice the behaviors common to business leaders; these include establishing direction, aligning others behind that direction, motivating and inspiring, and generally promoting organizational change and transformation. Experiential learning will be used to develop skills by having students lead learning teams through a variety of classroom-based exercises and one service learning project of their choosing. Creation of a personal leadership development plan will be a major component of a portfolio of assessments, analyses, and reflections that the student will build throughout the course. A key goal will be establishing a leadership development mindset that will drive students' future personal and professional development efforts. Prerequisite: MGMT 310 or MGMT 311. Enrollment restricted. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
TuTh 04:00-05:15 PM CAPF 4041 - LAWRENCE
3 64578

MGMT 710 Leadership Philosophy and Practice
This course emphasizes an exploration of ideas about leadership that are practice-oriented. The material covered is based primarily on ethnographic and clinical inquiry rather than social scientific research. A central theme of this material, some of which is philosophical in nature, is the focus on learning and the role of reflection in both the leadership process itself and in the process of developing leaders. Varieties of topics are covered, including foresight, intuition, practical reason, critical thinking, reflective practice, and ethical judgment. A key goal is to move the student into a position where he or she can begin to take control of their own leadership development process. The course is structured so as to give students the opportunity to reflect on their experiences, analyze those experiences using the conceptual material, and then enter into systematic dialogue on these issues with other students and the instructor. The ultimate product of this learning process is the creation of a detailed personal leadership development plan. Prerequisite: MGMT 701. Enrollment restricted. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Spencer, Daniel
Tu 05:30-09:20 PM HOTELCONF1 - KUEC LEAV
2 69404

Music Education and Music Theory

MEMT 196 Group Leadership Skills in Music Therapy
Music therapy group leadership skills; leading group singing, playing accompanying instruments, and developing effective delivery skills. Prerequisite: MEMT 150 Introduction to Music Therapy/MEMT 760 Principles of Music Therapy. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Polasik, Shelbi
Dvorak, Abbey
TuTh 02:00-02:50 PM MUR 575 - LAWRENCE
TuTh 02:00-02:50 PM MUR 448E - LAWRENCE
2 52425

MEMT 367 Managing Behavior in the Musical Environment
Theories and techniques for managing the music classroom and clinic setting for best professional practice. Understanding the self and environment as management factors. Field practice of management techniques. Prerequisite: MEMT 250 and admission into the Music Education Professional Sequence or Music Therapy Professional Sequence; or with permission from the MEMT Division. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

Navy ROTC

NAVY 401 Principles of Naval Organization and Management
An introduction of management functions as they apply to routine daily military activities. The concepts of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and coordinating are introduced and examined using lecture, seminar, and case study methods. The course includes discussions on responsibility and accountability, power and influence, managerial theories, decision making, personnel appraisal, organizational structure, and communications. Emphasis is placed on management of personnel and physical resources. Approved for degree credit in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences effective fall 1975. Such courses count within the limit of 25 hours accepted from other schools and divisions. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

NAVY 402 Seminar in Military Leadership and Management
A study of military leadership and management which investigates techniques and concepts of task accomplishment in the absence of a normative business environment. The course includes an examination of military law, ethical leadership, personal responsibility, authority, and bureaucracy. The focus of discussion is on those aspects of leadership and management not normally present in civilian enterprise such as operating in the presence of hostility and morale management. Approved for degree credit in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences effective fall 1975. Such courses count within the limit of 25 hours accepted from other schools and divisions. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Meron, David
TuTh 12:30-01:45 PM MS 104 - LAWRENCE
3 52569

Political Science
POLS 600 Contemporary Feminist Political Theory
A detailed introduction to feminist thought post-1960. Examines feminism in relation to the categories of political theory: liberal feminism, socialist feminism, radical feminism, and postmodern feminism. Within these categories and separately, we will also consider feminism as it is influenced by women traditionally excluded from mainstream feminist thought, namely U.S. woman of color and women of post-colonial societies. (Same as WGSS 600.) Prerequisite: Sophomore level or consent of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

Psychology and Research in Education
PRE 106 Multicultural Student Leadership Seminar
This course will introduce students of color to leadership theory and develop personal skills in the areas of organizational, career, and community leadership. Topics covered include public speaking, group process, time management, and discussion of the special challenges for leaders of color. Prerequisite: Must have taken Hawk Link PRE 101 and fewer than 60 hours credit from the University of Kansas. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Alexander, Shawn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58246
IND Bolden, Anthony
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58247
IND Boussofara, Naima
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58248
IND Accilien, Cecile
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58532
IND Gerschultz, Jessica
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59244
IND Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59245
IND Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58249
IND Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58533
IND MacGonagle, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58250
IND Ojiambo, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58252
IND Pennington, Dorthy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58253
IND Ukpokodu, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58254
Public Administration

PUAD 431 Bureaucracy, Public Administration, and the Private Sector
Examines the problems posed by behaviors within and by bureaucracies. Provides students with a set of conceptual tools for understanding the organizational environment in which policy analysts ply their profession and the role of a manager within such organizations. Offers strategies for the policy professional seeking to navigate large bureaucracies. Readings and class discussions integrate theoretical analyses of organizations with detailed case studies. Prerequisite: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 436 Managing People in Public Organizations
Effective human resources management is one of the key goals of organizations in both the public and private sectors. This course focuses on human resources management in a public sector context with particular emphasis placed upon past, current, and future challenges in the field. The course covers topics such as the recruitment, selection, and compensation of public sector employees, as well as more contemporary issues such as diversity management and public sector personnel reform. Prerequisite: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 602 Diversity in Public Administration
Analyzes diversity and leadership in public and private institutions along ethnic, racial, and gender lines and the challenges of the facilitation of open dialogue on diversity. Examines the political, historical, social, and economic reasons why Americans of different ethnic, racial, and gender groups hold divergent views about major public policy areas, as well as fundamental views about democratic participation. Prerequisite: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Epp, Charles
W 04:00-06:50 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 64452

PUAD 639 Concepts of Civil Society
Concepts of community, social capital, and civil capacity building, and their relations to effective community functioning, democratic politics, and administrative expertise. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Christiansen, Craig
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 68705
LEC Christiansen, Craig
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 68706

PUAD 641 Public Service Leadership
Concepts of leadership in community, political, and administrative settings. These settings include government and all non-business organizations (e.g. certain for-profit organizations). LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Moen, Justin
M 07:00-09:50 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
3 68212

PUAD 660 Organizations and Management I
An exploration of management in the context of public organizations. Management is explored at the individual, group and organizational level including conflict resolution, problem-solving, planning and legal aspects of organizations. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Callahan, Terri
APPT- BVB CLSR - PBLC MG CT
3 58879
PUAD 661 Organizations and Management II
A continuation of PUAD 660. The context for leading public organizations is explored through knowledge management, collaboration, innovation, process improvement and leadership succession. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: PUAD 660, and permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

Social Welfare

SW 532 Community and Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior
An analysis of community and organizational life with emphasis on human behavior dynamics. Systems operation and change are considered and related to social functioning, especially as it impinges on social welfare objectives. Junior social work classification required. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
3 55581
LEC Bradley-Geary, Heather
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 212 - LAWRENCE
3 54236
LEC Ramirez, Laurie
Th 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 53628
LEC Grant, Patsy
Tu 03:00-05:40 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 55388

Urban Planning

UBPL 565 Introduction to Sustainable Land Use Planning
This course introduces students to the issues that planners and decision makers face as they strive to protect environmental resources, especially within the context of land use planning. Emphasis will be placed on the theoretical and policy considerations that guide the work of environmental planners. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

WGSS 600 Contemporary Feminist Political Theory
A detailed introduction to feminist thought post-1960. Examines feminism in relation to the categories of political theory: liberal feminism, socialist feminism, radical feminism, and postmodern feminism. Within these categories and separately, we will also consider feminism as it is influenced by women traditionally excluded from mainstream feminist thought, namely U.S. woman of color and women of post-colonial societies. (Same as POLS 600.) Prerequisite: Sophomore level or consent of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

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