Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
Organization Course Number:
Business 305
18 weeks (44 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Leadership or Business


The course objective is to describe the fundamentals of leadership, analyze the components of effective leadership communication and explain topics pertaining to leadership styles, theories, communication, and ethics.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the leaders impact on organizational culture, discuss the importance of communicating expectations to employees, contrast the Pygmalion and Galatea effect, and discuss cross cultural communication strategies
  • Analyze the role of a leader in work teams, explain the relationship between the leader and group members, discuss the use of delegation in work teams, and compare the emergent and appointed leader
  • Summarize the role of leadership communication in workforce diversity, and appraise the importance of diversity training
  • And analyze the impact of interpersonal skills, personality and emotional intelligence on leadership communication
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to analyze leadership communication, evaluate the leader follower relationship, explain the importance of a positive leadership ethos, and discuss the intricacies of organizational communication
  • Appraise the communication process, compare types and styles of communication, and appraise the role of leadership storytelling to motivation
  • Compare major leadership theories and explain how they relate to leadership communication and critique various leadership styles and philosophies
  • Evaluate the relationship between leadership and power, point out the benefits of employee empowerment, and discuss how to communicate power
  • Defend the importance of ethical policies, analyze the role of ethics in interpersonal communication, break down the ethical decision-making process, and discuss how to manage ethics

General Course Topics:

  • Basics of leadership communication
  • Individual communication types and styles
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Leadership theories
  • Leadership types and styles
  • Leadership and power
  • Team leadership and communication
  • Communication in organizations
  • The significance of organizational culture
  • Ethics in leadership
  • Leadership and diversity
  • Interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials