Learning about emotional intelligence will help students to become more socially aware and develop the emotional intelligence skills needed to lead others. Leaders who demonstrate emotional intelligence are adept at earning and maintaining the respect of peers and coworkers, including the ones they lead.
Socially aware leaders encourage coworkers to express opinions honestly and without fear of retribution. They are exceptional listeners who pay attention to the needs of both the organization and the individuals in the organization. They are willing to accept constructive criticism about their leadership style and activity and to sincerely undertake corrective action. By doing so, they create an honest, respectful, and comfortable environment for followers and others in the organization. Learning to recognize and develop emotional intelligence will help students gain skills in leadership.
Students completing this certificate will meet the following goals in the three core courses:
This certificate consists of 5 courses (15 credits).
Note: Students will be held to all course prerequisites.
SOC 315 Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
SOC 317 Applied Emotional Intelligence
ORG 302 Psychology of Leadership
PHI 302 Ethics and Values in Behavioral Science
BBM 347 Interpersonal Skills and Professionalism in the Workplace
COM 300 Communication Theory
COM 332 Managing Crisis Communications
HRM 300 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
PHI 322 Resolving Interpersonal Conflict
PSY 300 Theories of Personality
PSY 309 Interpersonal Communication Skills
PSY 315 Group Dynamics
SOC 314 Community Organizing & Advocacy
SOC 352 Special Topics: Crisis Communications
SOC 409 Special Topics: Seminar in Applied Behavioral Science