2013-2014 Catalog



LDR-300 Leadership and Followership

This course explores the key relationships between leaders and followers with a focus on mutual learning, mutual influence, and mutual empowerment that enable them to value and develop each other. Students will learn about leadership and followership types and how the leader-follower dyad works in organizational setting. Students will also explore historical models of leadership and followership styles across cultural, philosophical and faith traditions. Prerequisite: LDR-200.


LDR-310 Lifeskills, Career and Leadership

This course helps prepare upper division students of any major to transition into the workforce following graduation. The course focuses on preparing for a life of leadership after college by understanding how to develop life skills that will allow them to integrate their unique life calling into work environments and career interests. Four broad areas will be addressed: 1) Job Search, 2) Professional Development, 3) Personal Financial and Time Management, and 4) Lifelong Leadership and Learning. Students will prepare a personal portfolio and develop a strategic life and leadership plan.


LDR-325 Leadership Internship

This course provides a supervised practical leadership experience in a professional work environment. Students will provide leadership under the mentorship of a more experienced leader to develop and reinforce learning from the Leadership program. Prerequisites: LDR-200 and advisor approval. Instructor consent may be required.

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LDR-335 Independent Study in Leadership

This course allows a student to assist in ongoing research projects being conducted through the Servant Leadership Research Center at IWU. Students will conduct a literature review in a specific leadership research area while being actively involved in a research project. Prerequisites: LDR-200 and advisor approval.

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LDR-350 Leadership and Teams

This course explores the leadership of teams. Students will learn how to build community among the people they lead by building relationships, working collaboratively and valuing differences. Students will also learn to view work and results from the perspective of partnership as opposed to competitive individualism. Students will learn to respect the unique contribution of diverse individuals who make up teams and organizations. Prerequisite: LDR-200.


LDR-360 Leadership and Theological Anthropology

This course introduces biblical-theological and anthropological foundations of leadership and development (a Trinitarian model) grounded in the Scriptures and theological traditions of Trinitarian theology, Christological Anthropology, and Pneumatology. The New Testament model of Christ-like leadership and development is discussed. A special attention is given to (a) the role of the Triune God, Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, in followership and leadership making and (b) current challenges of leadership development are addressed in light of Christ's "discipling the twelve," a universally applicable and cross-culturally relevant model for developing Christ-like followers and leader.


LDR-380 Leadership Seminar III

The Leadership Studies major, as an interdisciplinary study program, must be studied in the context of another major. This seminar enables students to continuously improve their own study plans for a double major by intergrating the curriculum of Leadership Studies major with another major. Students will acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and disposition to prepare them to meet the academic standards of the Leadership Studies program. Prerequisites: LDR-180 and LDR-280.


LDR-390 Leadership and Organization

This course introduces the nature of organizational leadership, classical and contemporary theories of organizations, organizational types, development, communication, and strategies. Students explore topics and issues relating to human resource theory, structural organization theory, organizational culture theory, theories of organizations and environments, learning organizations, and the dynamics of organizational communication. Through individual and group activities, students learn about organizational ethics, effective organizational culture, shared organizational vision, and value-based strategic planning.

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