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Capstone Course


LDRSP 4750, 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisites: LDRSP 2020 and LDRSP 4100


Reframing Organizations by Bolman & Deal

Leadership for a Better World by Komives (selected readings)

Northouse: Leadership: Theory & Practice

Dugan and Barnes: Leadership Theory (available on Amazon Feb 2017) with facilitator guide

Contemporary reading (change from year to year)

Course Description:

This advanced undergraduate seminar, as the capstone academic experience in the undergraduate Leadership Studies minor, is designed to be both retrospective and integrative, encouraging the student to synthesize relevant concepts and experiences and to formulate their own informed perspective on the successes and failures of leadership in contemporary society.

Course Objectives:

  • Analyze and synthesize leadership literature to address issues in leadership practice within diverse, social and cultural contexts
  • Engage in comparative assessments of leadership needs and effectiveness
  • To develop and articulate personal statements of leadership


  • Literature review (include information from elective courses)
  • Deconstruct model(s) of leadership from anywhere in leadership minor curriculum
  • Culmination experience reflection rooted in theory (define, defend and expand with conclusion on personal leadership philosophy)
  • Presentation with Site Representative from 4100
  • Flexible: designated weeks/conversations for contemporary topics (to change from year to year)
Last Updated: 6/13/18