Course Descriptions

School of Military Sciences

Commandant and Head Lt. Gen. (Ret.) J. A. Van Alstyne; Deputy Commandant and Instructor G. R. Betty; Instructors W. B. Byrne, III., A. W. Groves
(SOMS)

289. Special Topics in… Credit 1 to 4.

Selected topics in an identified area of leadership theory and practice. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification; approval of instructor.

380. Workshop in Leadership Education. (1-0). Credit 1.

The study of leadership theory, intra group relationships, assessment tools for skills development, and techniques for achieving group goals. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of instructor.

381. Workshop in Leadership Education II. (1-0). Credit 1.

Continuation of SOMS 380. Fundamentals of small group dynamics; interpersonal communication; application of selected leadership theories; interpretation of individual assessments to include personality traits, values, and signature strengths. Prerequisites: SOMS 380; junior or senior classification.

481. Seminar in Executive Leadership. (1-0). Credit 1.

The study of contemporary leadership issues, organizational effectiveness, problem solving, and decision making. Prerequisite: Senior classification or approval of instructor.

482. Seminar in Executive Leadership II. (1-0). Credit 1.

Continuation of SOMS 481. Discussion of ethical dilemmas in leadership roles; ethical decision-making; personal accountability in organizational settings. Prerequisite: SOMS 481 or approval of instructor.

485. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4.

Individual supervision of special readings or assigned projects to promote independent study; program enrichment for capable students; written and oral reports required. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

489. Special Topics in… Credit 1 to 4.

Selected topics in an identified area of leadership theory and practice. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; approval of instructor.