Academic Programs

Leadership Minor Course Descriptions

*Denotes courses that require completion of prerequisite course(s) prior to enrollment


AN 112 Cultural Anthropology 
A nontechnical survey of the diversity of human culture, including: techno environmental adaptation, social and political organization, belief systems and aesthetics.

*AN 333 Culture and Personality 
Cultural, social and psychological dimensions of significant relationships that affect personality development. Attention will be given to cross-cultural studies of personality. Prerequisite: SO 100, AN 112, and PY 100.

*AN 336 / SO 336 Globalization 
An examination of work, life, and culture in an increasingly globalized world. Prerequisite: AN 112 or consent of instructor.

BI 203 Human Impact on the Environment
The structure and function of a natural environment and the impact of humans on that environment. Topics include population and food, various pollution problems, energy problems, and possible solutions. Not applicable toward credit for biology major requirements.

*BU 342 Organization and Management
Management theory and practice, including fundamentals of management; making things happen; meeting the competition; organizing people, projects, and processes; and motivating and leading. Emphasis is given to the development of management, organizational structures, organizational dynamics, the impact of environmental forces and use of analytical tools in the performance of the management function. Prerequisites: EC 200; EC 201; two out of three of the following: AN 112, PY 100, and SO 100; 2.0 GPA; and 54 hours.

*BU 345 Human Resources Management
The principles and practices of sound employee relations with emphasis upon the selection, development and morale of employees. Prerequisites: EC 200, EC 201, and 54 hours.

*BU 346 Organizational Behavior
Review of theory and research related to work behavior in organizations with focus on individual and group behavior. Prerequisites: PY 100 or SO 100, and 54 hours.

*BU 355 International Business
The global economic and political environment in which international trade and investment activities as conducted by multinational and national business organizations. Examination of the international dimensions of the areas of finance, management, marketing, operations, and business strategy. Prerequisites: AC 225 or BU 101, EC 200, EC 201, and 54 hours. Not open to students with credit for BU 466.

CJ 303 Diversity in American Culture 
This course is designed to explore the relationship between culture and the criminal justice system. Emphasis is given to understanding the historical, theoretical, and structural perspectives of racial/ethnic and minority groups in society.

CN 101 Principles and Practices of Human Communication 
Examines concepts and skills involved in human communication. Topics include language, nonverbal communication, relationships, perception, and conflict management. Emphasizes the ability to analyze and synthesize information, and to interpret and assess human values.

*CN 306 Health Communication 
Explores the concepts and theories of health communication. Examines the demands of health care and health promotion, communication issues and problems in modern health care systems, and identifies communication strategies health care consumers and providers can employ to achieve their health care goals. Prerequisite: CN 101.

*CN 307 Communication in the Legal Process 
Explores the practice of communication in the legal setting, including attorney-client interaction, the trial process, attorney-jury interaction, and legal negotiation. Prerequisite: CN 101. 

*CN 308 Organizational Communication 
Examines the organizations from a communication perspective. Emphasizes how organizational variables affect communication patterns. Topics include concepts, skills, theories, and strategies for improving organizational communication. Applicable to students planning careers in structured organizations including corporations, education, legal professions, health care, and political arenas. Prerequisite: CN 101.

*CN 309 Political Communication 
Examines communication concepts in campaigns, presidential addresses, and other political environments. Prerequisite: CN 101 or CN 150. 

*CN 330 Communication in Conflict and Negotiation 
Explores the roles of communication in conflict and negotiation within relationships, groups, and organizations. Examines both theory and practice. Prerequisite: CN 101.

*CN 341 Persuasive Speaking 
Sharpens persuasive speaking skills initiated in Public Speaking. Focuses on preparation, delivery, and analysis of persuasive speeches in a variety of contexts, including political and corporate settings. Prerequisite: CN 150.

*CN 342 Small Group Communication 
Provides an in-depth look at group dynamics and communication. Focuses on communication and decision making, relationships, conflict, leadership, and group development. Students participate as group members in both long and short-term groups. Prerequisite: CN 101.

*CN 351 Interpersonal Communication 
Examines critical factors in interpersonal communication. Analyzes and applies various interpersonal theories and concepts to a variety of relationships. Prerequisite: CN 101.

*CN 361 Communication in Social Movements 
Assesses theories, models, practice, and criticism of protest communication related to a variety of socio-cultural movements. Prerequisite: CN 101 or CN 150.

*CN 363 Intercultural Communication 
Explores speech communication in and between different cultures and communities. Prerequisite: CN 101.

*CN 364 Gender and Communication 
Focuses on how gender influences communication patterns between and among men and women. Communication influences the creation of gender roles and identity. Prerequisite: CN 101.

CN 365 Business and Professional Speaking 
Focuses on principles and practices of public speaking in corporate and professional settings such as reports, proposals, and meetings. Emphasizes clear speaking and information processing in terms of synthesis and analysis.

*CN 366 Nonverbal Communication 
Explores nonverbal communication by individuals and society. Prerequisite: CN 101.

*CN 401 Communication Training and Development 
Emphasizes the theory and practice of training and development in organizations. Prerequisites: CN 150 and CN 308, or consent of instructor.

EN 110 American Ethnic Literature 
Fiction, essays, drama, and poetry of such American ethnic groups as American Indian, African Americans, Latinos/as, Asian Americans, and others. 

EN 133 Stories Around the World 
Focuses on modern and contemporary fiction by European, Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African authors.

*HI 329 The Civil Rights Movement 
Examines the way black and white Americans have redefined race relations between the mid-1950's and mid-1980's. Class discussion comprises a significant portion of the course. Prerequisite: 3 hours of history or consent of instructor. 

*HI 380 Women in World History
 
Surveys major figures, philosophies, patterns, and events shaping women's changing roles and status within human society, from origins of civilization to current industrial society. Traditional civilizations covered include Classical Mediterranean World, Confucian Asia, and Islam; significant emphasis will also be placed on understanding the impact of industrialization and modern political revolution both within the west and in the developing world. Prerequisite: 3 hours of history or consent of instructor. 

HS 302 Social Change and Advocacy in Human Services
 

This course is designed to familiarize students with community organizing, mobilizing, and development. The content of the course will focus on an understanding of social action, change, and advocacy in human service practice. Community organizing refers to a particular form of community participation in which "grassroots" people learn techniques to share in power. This implies that the model will focus on recruiting grassroots membership and target systems for change. The methods may include collaborative problem solving, strategic planning, and confrontation. Targets for change may be individuals, systems, and families. 

HS 325 Group Work in Human Services
 

This course is designed to provide both knowledge and practice skills in the management and conduct of psycho-educational or other group experience. Students will be provided a variety of techniques and strategies designed to facilitate and direct group learning and participant personal growth, particularly psycho-social development 

HS 355 Peacemaking
 

The course will cover the need for peace education in our society. Peace education is pertinent for students majoring in human services with an interest in working with violence and poverty prevention, social justice, the environment, youth, and sustainable communities. Other students will find value in the course through the experiential component of designing a peace education presentation that can be used in their community. Topics include personal peacemaking, nonviolence, conflict resolution, compassionate intentional living, civil rights, equity, education, and the environment. 

HS 445 Legal, Ethical, and Policy Issues in Human Services
  

This course examines the social context of policy development and implementation at national, state, and local levels. Laws and ethical issues which impact the delivery of services will be addressed, including codes of ethics, confidentiality, and the importance of supervision. 
 
HS 450 Multicultural Issues in Human Services 
This course provides an overview of the major issues in providing human services to the increasingly pluralistic population of the United States. Themes to be discussed are: cross-cultural theories of intervention, communication styles, definitions of suffering and recovery, and working with diverse individuals and groups. The range of human service delivery systems, including mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, youth services, gerontology, and victim/survivor services, will be addressed from a multicultural perspective. Emphasis will be on exploring provider attitudes and competencies as well as developing practical applications and solutions. For students preparing to work as addiction and recovery counselors, special emphasis will be given to recognizing the social, political, economic, and cultural context within which addiction and substance abuse exist, including risk and resiliency factors that characterize individuals and groups and their living environments. 

IS 180 Introduction to Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution 

An examination from a variety of disciplines and perspectives of major ideas and issues related to peace and conflict resolution.

LE 100 / HN 202 Exploring the Concept of Leadership 
A survey of leadership theories and an introduction to the academic study of leadership using contexts of the leadership process and case studies; requires identifying personal leadership potential, articulating a personalized leadership theory, and applying leadership concepts in a Campus Action Project.  

*LE 200 / HN 201 Ethical Responsibilities of Leadership
A survey of the fundamental ethical responsibilities of leadership; requires examination of obstacles to and opportunities for ethical leadership, an understanding of the cultural contexts of leadership, and an articulation of a personal ethics statement as a foundation for applied ethics in the leadership process. Prerequisite: LE 100, appropriate HN 202 section, or consent of instructor.

*LE 300 Leadership Skills Development
Students focus on developing individual and interpersonal leadership skills, teamwork and collaboration skills, and an understanding that leadership is more than the exercise of power; techniques for embracing and leading change are practiced in a semester-long change project. Prerequisite: LE 200, appropriate HN 201 section, or consent of instructor.

*LE 400 Leadership Internship
Students will practice a "change agent" leadership role by implementing and evaluating an evidence-based change process and producing a detailed record of the experience suitable for archiving. Prerequisite: LE 300 or consent of instructor.

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MS 110 Fundamentals of Military Leadership
 

This course is oriented toward the college graduate entering the workforce in any profession. Fundamental leadership principles developed by the United States Military and Department of Defense are presented, including leadership traits, principles, styles, values, and disciplinary strategies. Foundation for the course begins with individual self-evaluation, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and other personal tendency tests, and progresses through selected group dynamics exercises and in-depth case study analyses of historically effective leadership examples. The primary focus of the course causes students to become familiar with individual preferences and personality traits in order to form an effective personal leadership style. 

PH 102 Ethics: Introduction to Moral Problems
 

Rational decision-making procedures in moral theory and their application to specific moral problems and problem areas; e.g. racism and sexism; the moral status of animals; moral issues in sexual orientation. 

PH 220 Logic 
Analysis of argument and argument form, using symbolic logic as a primary tool. 

PO 106 The Government of the United States 
Theory, organization, and functioning of our democratic government in modern society with special emphasis on the national government and its relations with the states. The role of government in a democratic society as a supplier of services, the embodiment of values, and the arbiter of conflict is stressed.

PO 107 Kansas and the U.S. State and Local Government 
Examines American state and local politics, government, and public policies from the grassroots to the institutional level with a particular emphasis on the similarities and differences that exist in Kansas in comparison to the characteristics found in the rest of the states. Contracting the fundamental differences between states and localities and the national government is also an emphasis of the course. 

PO 225 Introduction to International Politics 
Theory and practice of international politics with special attention to foreign policy and decision-making process, major issues facing the international system, the role and functions of international and transnational organizations with respect to conflict and cooperation in the international community.

PO 235 Introduction to Comparative Politics 
Basic concepts, theories, and methods in comparative analysis of political institutions, processes, and policies of nations. Case studies of selected political systems - developed and developing, Western and non-Western, democratic and non-democratic - illustrate the analytical approaches. 

PO 245 Introduction to Public Administration 
Designed to acquaint the student with the organization and functioning of the administration of government. Includes introduction to theories of administration, policy and administration values, study of governmental bureaucracy and administrative behavior. 

PO 321 The Presidency 
The President in the American system of democratic government. His role as national and international leader, as chief of party and arbiter of interest conflicts. Comparison between the American Presidency and beads of government of other states. 

*PO 337 Religions and Politics 

Describes the many current trends of religions and politics in the U.S. focusing on the major religions and their political teachings, considerable political power and activism in contemporary American politics, society, and life. Prerequisite: 3 hours of political science or consent of instructor. 

*PO 338 Contemporary American Politics
 

Principal issues, trends, and personalities in current American politics and election campaigns. Normally taught in the first semester of even numbered years. Prerequisite: PO 106. 

PO 352 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
 

A survey of the literature on peacekeeping, stable peace, the kinds of peace and conflict resolution techniques, in diplomacy, and in case studies of nation-states relations. 

PO 395 Non-Profits Management
 

A survey of the various forms and particular differences of the management and operation of non-profit organizations as distinguished from traditional government administration. 

*PY 310 Social Psychology
 

Theory and research on cognitive and behavioral responses to social stimuli. Prerequisite: PY 100 or PY 101. 

*PY 325 Community Psychology
 

The study of community and organizational approaches to intervention and prevention strategies for mental health care, general health care, and various social problems. Prerequisite: PY 100 or PY 101. 

RG 102 World Religions
 

The major world religions are studied in terms of their historical, social, and cultural contexts.

*SO 207 / AN 207 Race and Ethnic Group Relations 
How racial and ethnic group contacts are resolved, including expulsion, annihilation, segregation, assimilation, and pluralism. Social power and intergroup conflict are emphasized. A major segment is devoted to discrimination and racism in the United States. Prerequisite: SO 100 or AN 112. 

*SO 312 / AN 312 Culture, Health and Illness 
Socio-cultural causes of illness; health care delivery systems, patient-practitioner relationships; prevention of illness. Prerequisite: SO 100, AN 112, or consent of instructor.