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Begin Date: Summer Session 2005
End Date: Spring Semester 2013

Organizational Leadership - ARCHIVE

Altoona College
Berks College
University College: Penn State New Kensington
University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (OLEAD): offered via World Campus and Continuing Education

This program is restricted to adult learners, as defined by the University

PROFESSOR DENNIS GOURAN, Faculty-in-charge

The degree draws on many of the disciplines of the liberal arts to illuminate the issues that all leaders face regarding work and employment issues in the 21st Century. Students select courses in English, crime, law, and justice, economics, political science, sociology, labor and industrial relations, communication arts and sciences, and psychology. The goal is to provide a broad education that introduces methods of analysis used in the disciplines of the liberal arts and prepares students to understand the complex social, cultural, and organizational issues that they will confront in leadership positions in the modern world. This degree program requires that students develop competency in four critical areas and then apply those skills in disciplinary perspectives. All students are expected to develop proficiency in research methodology, critical analysis, communication skills, and the application of theory. Students can expect to learn and practice skills that focus on understanding how organizations function both formally and informally and how individuals function within organizations.

For the B.S. degree in Organizational Leadership, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(4 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selections, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 18 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 64 credits[1]
(This includes 4 credits of General Education GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (25 credits)
CAS 283(3), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3), ENGL 215(3), PSYCH 281 GS(3), PSYCH 485(3), SOC 207(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-5)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (39 credits)
Select 39 credits:
Choose at least 12 credits in each of the 3 following areas.
Choose at least 15 credits at the 400 level.
1. Employer and Employees
LER 136 US(3), PHIL 010 GH(3), PHIL 103 GH(3), PSYCH 100 GS(3), SOC 035(3) (Sem: 1-6)
HIST/LER 458W(3), PSYCH 484(3), SOC 456(3) (Sem: 5-8)
2. Law, Policy, and Organizations
CRIMJ 100(3), LER 100 GS(3), LER 201 GS(3), PL SC 001 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
CRIM 113(3), CRIMJ 482(3), LER 424(3), LER 435(3), PL SC 490(3) (Sem: 5-8)
3. Workplace Dynamics
CAS 404(3), CAS 352(3), CAS 452(3), CAS 475(3), ECON 315 GS(3), ECON 342 GS(3), ENGL 419(3), LER 434(3), LER 472 GS(3), SOC 404(3), SOC 455(3) (Sem: 4-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-03-290

Review Date: 7/11/05

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07

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