Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015
LEGAL STUDIES 283 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS LEAD 110: Holistic Leadership The holistic leadership framework introduced in this course provides a comprehensive orientation to the field of leadership studies. Students will develop an appreciation for the complex, multifaceted nature of leadership in organizations and society, and will gain an understanding of the contributions to be made from various academic disciplines to understanding its emergence, development and consequences. Leaders will be considered in terms of their behavioral, cognitive, emotional and spiritual dimensions, illustrating the importance of considering insights from psychological, social, philosophical, cultural and organizational domains of study. 3 credits LEAD 220: Foundations of Leadership Theory and Practice This course provides a systematic survey examining the conceptual roots of leadership and its emergence as a scholarly academic discipline. Core readings will introduce seminal theories and the historical figures that have influenced development of the field. Students will learn to view leadership behavior from alternative conceptual and theoretical perspectives, and will gain appreciation for the complexity and diversity of leadership contexts and applications present in modern society. Prerequisite: LEAD 110 3 credits LEAD 330: Leadership Contexts and Applications This course explores the application of leadership principles in a variety of organizational and societal contexts. Students will consider the implications of effective leadership for corporate, governmental, educational, community and service organizations. Consideration will be given to the variations inherent in the types of leadership required in private, non-profit, political and international settings. Societal consequences of failed and destructive leadership will also be considered, as well as the challenges of 21st century trends in population, economy, health care, and environmental stewardship. Prerequisites: LEAD 110, 220 3 credits LEAD 390-399: Special Topics Special Topics courses extend and complement the LEAD core curriculum by focusing on targeted areas of leadership theory, context or application. Topics selected are offered on a rotating basis depending upon disciplinary relevance, student interest and faculty availability. 3 credits LEAD 440: Leadership Synthesis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives This capstone seminar explores the intersecting disciplines that inform leadership theory, research and practice. As an interdisciplinary area of scholarship, the field of leadership draws upon theoretical insights and conceptual knowledge from a verity of basic and applied disciplines. This course integrates the theoretical and conceptual knowledge contributed by scholars in psychology, sociology, anthropology and communication studies, and explores how the principles of leadership practice are informed by organizational, societal and cultural dynamics. Prerequisites: LEAD 110, 220, 330 3 credits LEGAL STUDIES BERNADETTE AGRESTI, Program Director FACULTY: Ms. Bernadette Agresti, Paralegal, Peter Agresti, Atty. Anthony Angelone, Hon. Stephanie Domitrovich, Atty. Mary Alfieri Richmond, Atty. Brian Krowicki, Atty. Joseph Martone, Atty. William Morton.