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Leadership Program

EU Leadership is designed to equip students in key areas of leadership development while embracing a Christ-centered worldview. Through curricular and co-curricular opportunities, EU Leadership emphasizes cultivating healthy self-awareness, building effective teams, and organizing systems of operation. EU Leadership has two offerings (a) the Leadership Minor and (b) the Leadership Fellows. Those participating in the Leadership minor may also participate as Leadership Fellows.

The Leadership Fellows Program

The Leadership Fellows provides students a leadership development opportunity without a commitment to an academic minor. The student must sustain a 2.5 grade point average and complete eight (8) credit hours of leadership courses. In addition, they must complete 100 hours of community service over the course of their time as a student at EU. Upon graduation, students who complete the program receive a special commendation and the Leadership Fellow Medallion of Honor. To become a Leadership Fellow, a student must first make application to the program.

Required courses for Leadership Fellows include LEAD 200, LEAD 250, LEAD 298 or 498, and LEAD 350.

The Leadership Minor

The Leadership minor is a cross-curricular offering that will compliment a variety of majors. The minor consists of 18 hours.  Required courses include LEAD 200, LEAD 250, LEAD 298, LEAD 350, and LEAD 460/MGMT 440, plus seven (7) credit hours of electives, five (5) of which must be upper-division.

Leadership Courses (LEAD)

200. SEMINAR ON CAMPUS LEADERSHIP (1)

An introduction to leadership principles provides examples and practical applications of basic leadership skills and concepts for current and prospective student leaders who wish to serve as resident assistants, bed and breakfast facilitators, and leaders in student government, CROSSwalk, and other student organizations.

235. LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE (1-3)

This course is designed to engage students in a short-term, practical leadership experience. Through "hands-on" opportunities, the students interface with colleagues as well as experts in a chosen field or profession. Current leadership thought and practice is challenged and the students are exposed to new processes for decision-making.

250. PERSONAL LEADERSHIP (3)

Provides practical insights and approaches to develop the disciplines necessary to lead an effective personal life. The course includes tools and processes to identify and develop personal strengths and accountability for personal growth. Prerequisite: LEAD 200. Credit applies to the General Education social sciences requirement.

298. LEADERSHIP PRACTICUM (1-3)

Supervised field experience in an organization or small group facilitation in LEAD 200 or EU Launch for the purpose of gaining a better practical application of leadership theories and principles. Prerequisites: LEAD 200 and sophomore standing as well as written consent of the department chairperson in the student's major, a supervising professor, or the student's academic advisor.

350. COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP (3)

Provides practical insights and approaches to develop the disciplines necessary to be effective in relationships and leading others. The course includes tools and processes to develop effective teams such as a communication profile, idea generating tools, consensus building tools, problem solving strategies, and meeting skills.

440. ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP (3)

A course designed to provide the student with a broad survey of theory and research on leadership in formal organizations, with a focus on leadership effectiveness. The course is appropriate for many disciplines other than business. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

490. READINGS IN LEADERSHIP (1-3)

An individualized reading program in literature related to leadership. The program of readings will be done under the direction of a faculty member approved by the leadership program director.

498. LEADERSHIP PRACTICUM (1-3)

Supervised field experience in a business, government agency, service organization, or other institutional setting, for the purpose of gaining a better practical application of leadership theories and principles. Prerequisite: LEAD 200, or junior or senior standing as well as written consent of the leadership program director.

Leadership Minor

The Leadership Minor consists of 18 hours and is available to all students regardless of major. The courses and activities of this minor enable students to develop the attributes, knowledge, and abilities associated with the four traits listed above. These represent what an effective Christian leader should be, know, and do.

All students completing the minor must take the following 11 hours of core courses:

CourseTitleCredits
LEAD 200 Seminar on Campus Leadership     1
LEAD 250 Personal Leadership     3
LEAD 298 Leadership Practicum     1
LEAD 350 Community Leadership     3
LEAD 440 Organizational Leadership       3
Elective Courses    (Must include 3 upper division credits)     7
 

Total Credit Hours

  18

In addition to the core leadership courses, students must complete 7 credit hours of elective leadership courses. Students may choose any LEAD courses not in the core along with electives listed on the program advising sheet. The minor requires that at least 9 of the 18 credits be upper division courses (300-400 level). Since 6 credit hours of the core courses are upper division, a student must select at least 3 other upper division credit hours.

Elective Choices:  
CHMN 303: Pentecostal Leadership  3 cr
COMM 211: Public Speaking and Rhetoric  3 cr
COMM 331: Political Communication  3 cr
COMM 346: Small Group & Organizational Communication  3 cr 
ENGL 341: Technical Writing  3 cr
GOVT 492: Washington Studies  3 cr
ICST 310: Inter-Cultural Communications  3 cr
LEAD 235: Leadership Experience  2 cr
LEAD 490: Readings in Leadership  1 cr 
LEAD 498: Leadership Internship  2 cr
MGMT 235: Organizational Design  3 cr
MGMT 349: Human Behavior in Organizations  3 cr
PHIL 115: Introduction to Philosophy  3 cr
SSCI 220: Order  3 cr 
SWK 333: Helping Relationships and Skills  3 cr
THTR 243: Improvisation  3 cr

Service

Service courses that address the need to serve Godís people are designed to provide the theoretical foundation as well as the practical experience necessary for effective service in local, national, and global service efforts. Some provide information about the mission, vision, and policies of specific service agencies and organizations. The courses listed here primarily deal with forms of service provided through agencies and organizations not directly affiliated with churches. Service courses that focus primarily on church or para-church ministries may be found in the Christian Service listings in the Department of Theology.

Service courses (SERV)

170. INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY SERVICE (3)

Introduction to the moral and theological basis for community service and survey of contemporary service opportunities available through a variety of service agencies and organizations locally, nationally, and globally. Prerequisite: BIBL 111.

298. SERVICE PRACTICUM (1)

Supervised field experience in a church, service organization, or other institutional setting for a practical application of the nature and scope of service. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and permission of student's academic advisor and supervising professor.

480-489. SPECIAL SERVICE TOPICS (1-3)

Selected studies in methodology, history, or contemporary issues of community service and special area studies. Specific course title is listed on the transcript. Prerequisite: Junior status and permission of professor.

490. READINGS IN SERVICE (1-3)

Individualized reading and writing in literature in the fields of church ministry or community service under the direction of a faculty member in the student's major. Prerequisite: Permission of Professor, Advisor, and Department Chairperson.

496. SERVICE SEMINAR (1-3)

Selected topics. Prerequisite: Permission of Professor.

498. SERVICE PRACTICUM (1-3)

Supervised field experience in a church, service organization, or other institutional setting for a practical application of the nature and scope of service. Prerequisite: Junior status and permission of program coordinator.