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At CalSouthern, you have the option of enrolling in a course without committing to a degree program. It’s a fantastic way to get a feel for the CalSouthern online learning experience before enrolling. You can apply the credits you earn to a CalSouthern bachelor’s degree program, or, since CalSouthern is regionally accredited, the credits are readily transferable into a bachelor’s program at another institution, as well.* Or, maybe you simply want to gain college-level knowledge and expertise in a topic area of interest to you.
Choose from any of the undergraduate courses in CalSouthern’s School of Business. A vast selection of subjects are available, on topics as diverse as business communication, marketing, finance, human resources and international business.
Getting started is quick and easy. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. Courses start every month and you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!
*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
Undergraduate Business Courses
LDR 2150 Leadership Theory and Practice
This course is organized around the characteristics and concepts governing leadership theories and practices. Leadership is a process. This process is a dynamic interaction that engages leaders, followers, and situations. The interactive nature of these three domains have become increasingly important in recent years and can help the learner to better understand the changing nature of leader-follower relationships and the increasingly greater complexity of situations leaders and followers face. The learner will focus on how good leadership makes a difference, plus, how it can be enhanced through the greater awareness of how these factors influence the leadership process.Learning Outcomes:
- Summarize the differences between leadership as a science and leadership as an art.
- Define the concept of leadership.
- Analyze the various factors and characteristics that prompt leadership.
- Demonstrate the various measures for judging leadership performance.
- Explain impacts of influence on leadership.
- Explain men and women opportunities in competing for leadership roles.
- Explain the concept of “lonely at the top.”
- Explain the role of perception and emotion in leadership.
- Explain the benefits that arise from having a good coaching or mentoring program.
- Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
- Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.