Course Descriptions

Organizational Dynamics

ORG 302
Psychology of Leadership
3 credits

Effective leadership is essential to a free society, and an understanding of effective leadership behaviors and traits prepares students for cultivating and honing their own leadership styles. Effective leadership requires the ability to attract followers and motivate them to put forth their best efforts in solving problems. The psychology of leadership behaviors will analyze the leadership behaviors of well-known and not so well-known leaders, evaluate leadership behaviors according to societal values, and synthesize leadership theory into a personal leadership philosophy and action plan. Borrowing from many disciplines, this course will examine the impact of psychological needs and leadership influence. This highly interactive course will use reflection, self-assessments, and simulation scenarios to reflect on effective leadership behaviors and develop leadership skills in students.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101 and PSY 101