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Summer 2012 Class Schedule

LEAD 150 - 1 credit (Only for SME Participants)
This course, to be taken in conjunction with Leadership Rice's Summer Mentorship Experience, prepares students for their internships by familiarizing them with essential leadership concepts and keys to success in professional contexts. Required of, and limited to, students admitted to the SME program. 


 

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

LEAD 309 LEADERSHIP THEORY TO PRACTICE - 3 credits
(TR: 4:00-5:15)
This course is designed to help students develop a conceptual, practical, and personal understanding of leadership. By reviewing research and case studies, students will learn leadership skills such as building self-knowledge, dealing with ethical challenges, developing networks, and leading change. Students will also explore their own leadership capabilities and potential.
 

LEAD 311 LEADERSHIP AND CREATIVITY - 3 credits
(W: 3:00-4:30)
Do creative people become leaders? Does the process of leadership require creativity? We will explore these questions by reviewing research and case studies and by engaging in experiential exercises. Students will also learn about the role of leadership in fostering creativity in groups, organizations, and within their own decision making.
 

LEAD 313 ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNICATION - 3 credits
(M: 3:30-5:30)
Entrepreneurial Leadership provides students with a survey of leadership issues and practices in an entrepreneurial business context, along with an understanding of fundamental business elements and economic concepts of importance to entrepreneurs and their organizations. Through discussions with established entrepreneurial leaders in the Houston community, ongoing readings, group discussions, and special presentations, students experience the challenging interplay between business demands and effective leadership. Assignments include a group project consisting of on-site meetings with a local entrepreneur and a thorough review of the business's structure and operations, with findings and conclusions presented to the class and the sponsoring entrepreneur.
 

LEAD 321/COMM 321 LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION - 3 credits
(MW: 11:00-12:30// 1:00-2:30)
Leadership Communication provides an introduction to leadership communication with an emphasis on the core communication capabilities needed to be an effective leader. The course will provide instruction and practice in written and spoken individual and team communication and allow students the opportunity to develop the important interpersonal skills they need to communicate in diverse professional contexts and across different cultures.

 

LEAD 330 LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION - 3 credits
(T: 7:00-8:00)
Higher education leadership involves ambiguity, diffuse power structures, and often long time horizons. There are few 'precisely right' answers at the moment a decision must be made, although there are courses of action that are better than others. In this class we'll explore actions taken by leaders facing difficult decisions.