2023-2024 Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Leadership Sequence

Sequence Requirements

The Leadership Sequence requires 5 courses, distributed as follows:

1. Leadership Core (1 course)

Either of these introductory courses should be taken first:

2. Ethics (1 course)

Ethics  courses provide a philosophical and moral context in which to judge the nature of appropriate leadership

3. Breadth (1 course)

Breadth  courses enhance a liberal arts perspective of leadership

4. Experiential (1 course)

The experiential  requirement provides direct experience in positions of leadership and “hands-on” applications of leadership theories and techniques

5. Leadership Capstone (1 course)

One capstone  course in leadership


  • All students must complete at least one course in government and one course in psychology.
  • No more than one course may be partial-credit.

Learning Goals of the Leadership Sequence

Students who complete the Leadership sequence will have a thorough understanding of leadership theories, concepts, and leadership issues and will gain insight into their own capacity to lead. The specific goals of the Leadership sequence are:

  1. To understand leadership theories, concepts, and issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives;
  2. To have knowledge of the methods by which leadership is studied;
  3. To understand cross-cultural and international issues in leadership;
  4. To appreciate the importance of ethics in leadership;
  5. To develop critical thinking and analytical and decision making skills;
  6. To develop written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  7. To obtain awareness of one’s own leadership potential and competencies; and
  8. To gain practical experience in applying leadership knowledge and principles.