Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
SDCM-0117
Organization Course Number:
Business 305
Organization:
Location:
Online
Length:
18 weeks (44 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Leadership or Business
Description

Objective:

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:

70%
Supplemental Materials