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Agriculture and Food Systems 020
Agriculture and Natural Resource Management 035
Animal Science 067
Arts and Sciences 090
Biochemistry 115
Bioenvironmental Engineering 117
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Education 300
Educational Opportunity Fund 364
Entomology 370
Environmental and Biological Sciences 015
Environmental and Business Economics 373
Environmental Planning 573
Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior 374
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Food Science 400
Interdisciplinary Studies 554
Landscape Architecture 550
Leadership Skills 607
Marine Sciences 628
Meteorology 670
Microbiology 680
Nutritional Sciences 709
Plant Biology 776
Student to Professional Internship Network (SPIN) 902
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Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
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Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Course Listing Leadership Skills 607  

Leadership Skills 607
11:607:101 Introduction to Leadership Studies (1.5) Students learn about leadership theories, styles, and practices; the importance of social, emotional, and cultural intelligence and communication skills; and the ethical dilemmas that leaders face.  Prerequisites: By permission of instructor.
11:607:200 Principles of Leadership (3) An introduction to leadership. Topics covered include developing leadership skills, creating a vision, and overcoming obstacles.
11:607:201 Stewardship and Leadership (3) An introduction to the concept of stewardship and leadership styles. Topics covered include problem solving and decision making, influence, and community development. This course fulfills the SEBS ethics requirement.
11:607:202 Leadership and Social Change (3) Students examine the theory and practice of service learning as it relates to their academic studies. Students engage in service learning activities within the community.
11:607:203 Foundations of Volunteer Management (3) Students will compare several models for volunteer management and apply one to examine an organization that depends upon volunteers. Course readings and activities will address how organizations recruit, train, utilize, and recognize their volunteers. Each student will develop a small case study examining the volunteer management in one organization and making recommendations based on the theories and practices studied in class.
11:607:204 Self-Leadership (2) Self-leadership is the sense of who you are, what you can do, and where you are going coupled with the ability to influence your communication, emotions, and behaviors to get there.
11:607:211 Building Leadership Character (1.5) Developing character requires an understanding of ourselves and others. The course will build student's knowledge and skills and put character in the context of leadership and ethical decision-making.
11:607:250 The Cross-Cultural Leader (3) The purpose of this course is to provide students with the purpose, understanding, value, and applicability of building cross-cultural competencies in order to become effective cross-cultural leaders.
11:607:280/281 Special Topics in Leadership (BA,BA) This course will explore special topics in leadership.
11:607:364 Grant Development and Management (3) Careers in the nonprofit or governmental (local, state, federal) sectors will likely require a skill set in grant development and management. After completion of this course students will be able to identify grant opportunities, develop a viable proposal, prepare a formal application for funding, and manage a funded project including fiscal and legal responsibilities. Prerequisite: 01:355:101.
11:607:380 Communication for Today's Leader (3) Students explore leadership and communication from a theoretical, as well as a practical, hands-on perspective. Course includes application of leadership theories and principles to personal leadership experiences.
11:607:381 Presentation Skills: Advocating for Change (3) This course will strengthen student presentation and public speaking skills with the leadership focus on advocating for change, participating in civic engagement and promoting community service.
11:607:382 Conflict Management Practicum (3) Students learn conflict management skills including consensus building, negotiation, and mediation. Conflict theory is explored as a precursor to understanding and enhancing individual conflict management skills.
11:607:383 Meeting Management/Parliamentary Procedures (1.5) Key concepts of parliamentary procedure, the foundation for decision making, and meeting management are covered. Students learn meeting management techniques and facilitation skills.
11:607:384 Emotionally Intelligent Leadership (1.5) This course enables students to understand and develop the skills needed to foster emotionally intelligent leadership. Students explore their experiences in leadership with a focus on learning one's strengths and limitations. Students apply critical thinking skills through essays, case study, analyses, and reflective discussion questions.
11:607:385 The Ethical Leader (3) Students explore the inextricable need for ethics within the realm of leadership. Topics addressed include power and self-interest, the influence of values on leadership, leaders and followers, and leadership for the greatest good.
11:607:388 Facilitating Effective Meetings (1.5) Ineffective meetings translate into lost time and opportunity, which can result in reduced motivation and erode the leader's credibility. Through effective facilitation skills, leaders establish a sense of common purpose, enhance collegiality, and move the agenda forward. This course will cover the key concepts of meeting management and effective facilitation skills for presenting content, and dealing with challenging participants and unpopular topics.
11:607:400 Nonprofit Organization Leadership (3) Regardless of title or role, there are ample opportunities to serve in a leadership capacity while working at a nonprofit organization. Whether coordinating a project, chairing a committee, or managing a team, the goal is always to lead effectively. This course will focus on effective leadership for the nonprofit sector. Students will learn about their personal leadership style and develop goals to improve it. Strategic planning, fundraising, lobbying, and advocacy along with managing employees in the nonprofit sector will be addressed. Prerequisites: 11:607:200 and 203.
11:607:401 Foundations of Program Planning (3) Students develop the skill set to methodically design, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs that are effectiveness-based and impact-driven. This course is beneficial for students pursuing careers in health care, public health, human services, education, community development, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), faith-based organizations, nonprofits, government (local, state, federal), foundations, and businesses and corporations.
11:607:402 Building Community Partnerships (3) This course presents key elements for building collaborative partnerships. Students examine various coalition/community partnership frameworks and models and develop leadership skills necessary to initiate, build, evaluate, and sustain durable coalitions and community partnerships. This course is beneficial for students pursuing careers in health care, public health, human services, education, community development, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), faith-based organizations, nonprofits, government (local, state, federal), foundations, and business and corporations.
11:607:405 Capstone Experience in Nonprofit Leadership (3) Intended as a capstone to the nonprofit leadership minor, in this course students will use their prior knowledge, skills, and key competencies along with entrepreneurial skills as they develop an organizational business and strategic plan needed for a successful and sustainable nonprofit organization. Prerequisites: 11:607:200, 203, 381, 386, 400, 401, 402.
11:607:484 Practical Leadership Applications in Agricultural Science (4) Provides students with relevant knowledge and skills related to agricultural work environment. Classroom instruction coupled with an intensive field experience in the Netherlands provides international perspective while preparing students to be productive contributors in the workplace. Students apply and integrate classroom-taught theories, principles, and skills to authentic situations encountered beyond the classroom. Establishing contacts and developing rapport with agricultural leaders further enhances student growth, development, and opportunities. Prerequisite: At least one animal science course, plant science course, or general biology; or permission of instructor.
11:607:485 Group Process/Team Dynamics (3) Presents an introduction to the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to become effective team members through the examination of group dynamics and team processes. This course is a junior/senior colloquium.
11:607:486 Leadership in Practice: Designing Your Success (3) This course is an exploration of leadership from a practical perspective. Theoretical underpinnings, leadership models, styles, and skills of leadership are reviewed. Students develop skills in networking, problem solving, public speaking, and influence. This course is a junior/senior colloquium.
11:607:487 Transformational Leadership (3) This course presents a critical analysis of the concepts, principles, and practices of transformational leadership and the implications for developing leadership capacity, serving as role model, and influencing decisions and organizational change.
11:607:488 International Relations: Leadership for Sustainable Development Practicum--Travel Seminar (4) This course is an introduction to leadership and sustainable development within a developing country. Students examine the interrelationship of multiple groups working to build stronger communities. This course is a junior/senior colloquium.
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