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Organizational Leadership

Organization Leadership Courses

ORGL 100. Introduction to Organizational Leadership. 3 Units.

This course is an introduction to organizational leadership focusing on what it means to be a good leader. Emphasis is placed on the practice of leadership. The course will examine the nature of leadership, and an introduction to leadership skills, concepts and ethics that will be covered in the program. Students will also be trained in digital information literacy skills – including finding, evaluating and appropriately using sources and data.

ORGL 103. Organizational Management and Leadership. 3 Units.

This course presents a comprehensive, integrative, and practical focus on leadership and management. It is based upon a framework that analyzes leadership and management at different levels: individual leadership, team leadership, and organizational leadership. This course also focused on foundational skill development as a manager/leader.

ORGL 105. Organizational Social Psychology. 3 Units.

Students study the sociological way in which the structure of organizations impinge upon the lives of individuals. Special attention will be given to the structural determinants of motivation, opportunity, power and participation within organizations. Organizational culture (roles and images), the processes of organizational change, and the recent efforts to improve the quality of work life and productivity in organizations is examined.

ORGL 135. Principles and Marketing. 3 Units.

The objective of this course is to increase the understanding of the Public Relations field. Emphasis is placed on marketing theory and practice, function in organizations, and PR's role in society.

ORGL 139. Organizational Communication. 3 Units.

This course provides an overview of some of the most important theories and research in the area of organizational communication. Students will learn about the essential role of communication in a number of organizational settings, and develop skills in applying organizational communication theory concepts, and perspectives to diagnose, prevent, and address organizational issues.

ORGL 145. Issues in Human Resource Management. 3 Units.

This course explores the issues and challenges that face the human resource area in any organization. Emphasis is placed on the challenge of attracting and retaining qualified, competent employees. Organizational change and its impact on employee motivation and performance is also addressed.

ORGL 175. Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative. 3 Units.

The objective of this course is to introduce students to fundamentals of communication research. Special emphasis is on understanding the "logic" of the research process. Students develop skills in research design, data collection and analysis, and learn how to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to solving problems. This course also helps students understand the role of ethics in communication research.

ORGL 176. Applied Research. 3 Units.

The purpose of this course is to help the student synthesize and integrate the learning experiences acquired in organizational behavior studies and evaluate the research and current topics relative to major emphasis areas. Students are expected to do a literature review, analyze data, write empirical reports, conduct training and workshops, and present research results.

ORGL 180. Leadership: Culture and Challenges. 3 Units.

This course focuses on how leadership skills students have developed throughout the program can be applied to have meaningful and positive impact on organizations, communities, or societies. The course looks at exemplary leaders and contemporary leadership challenges, with special consideration of the moral aspects of effective leadership. Emphasis is on integrating practical leadership skills with qualities such as authenticity, integrity, and emotional intelligence to effectively address challenges in a variety of settings including and beyond the workplace. Prerequisite: ORGL 103.

ORGL 199. Organizational Leadership Capstone. 3 Units.

This course is designed to help students integrate their academic study of organizational leadership and their leadership experience in various organizational settings to prepare them for successfully and productively applying the skills and knowledge they have developed in the program, and in their careers and communities. Students will synthesize various perspectives, concept and methodologies, to research and analyze an organizational leadership issue or a problem and propose appropriate approaches or solutions. Prerequisites: ORGL 175, ORGL 176, and ORGL 180.

Students who successfully complete the Organizational Leadership Degree will have achieved the following Program Learning Outcomes:

Following each PLO is an indication of the University Core Competency(ies) to which it matches: Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Oral Communication (OC), Written Communication (WC), and Information Literacy (IL)

1. Development and application of leadership skills

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary for success in management and leadership  positions in a variety of organizational settings. (CT, OC, WC, IL)
  • Identify opportunities and challenges in organizational leadership and apply appropriate concepts, principles, and research methods to develop and assess strategies and approaches for addressing these issues.  (CT, QR, IL)

2. Evaluation and use of quantitative and qualitative information

  • Critically evaluate data, information and literature, and demonstrate competence in using quantitative and qualitative reasoning to analyze and solve problems.  (CT, QR, IL)

3. Effective Communication

  • Communicate clearly, cogently and effectively, in both written and oral forms, adapting presentations as appropriate for a range of audiences and a variety of professional uses. (WC, OC, CT)

4. Ethical reasoning

  • Apply ethical reasoning to issues in organizational leadership and develop an ethical framework to enable effective professional and civic leadership and engagement. (CT, WC)