SOMS-Schl of Military Sciences (SOMS)

SOMS 111 Principles of Academic and Personal Development

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Identification of personal goals and learning skills promoting academic and career success; development of personal leadership strengths, styles, motivation and values; personal development planning for self-improvement.
Prerequisite: Freshman classification or approval of instructor.

SOMS 180 Survey of Performance Based Training Methods

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Introduction to performance oriented training methods and techniques; key concepts and generalizations of training and identification of training needs; study of representative theories of workplace training, performance evaluation, and experiential training techniques.
Prerequisite: Freshman classification or approval of instructor.

SOMS 280 Fundamentals of Peer Leadership

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Introduction to theories of peer leadership when applied to a specific context; fundamentals and techniques of small group communication; performance evaluation; survey of basic supervisory skills.
Prerequisite: Sophomore classification or approval of instructor.

SOMS 289 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

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

SOMS 380 Workshop in Leadership Education

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

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.

SOMS 381 Workshop in Leadership Education II

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

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.

SOMS 481 Seminar in Executive Leadership

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

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

SOMS 482 Seminar in Executive Leadership II

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

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.

SOMS 485 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

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.

SOMS 489 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

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