Integrative Leadership Studies (ILS)


ILS 198. Integrative Leadership Seminar I. 3 Credits.

In this course, students will explore principles of adult learning, apply the basics of effective communication, begin the development of critical and creative thinking, articulate the meaning and value of a major in Integrative Leadership Studies, demonstrate skill in interdisciplinary problem solving, create an electronic learning portfolio, and explore the process of earning credit for prior learning.
P: IST or BAS-IST or ILS or BAS-ILS major
Fall and Spring.

ILS 300. Integrative Leadership Seminar II. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to offer an examination of concepts and issues involved in the study and practice of leadership. We will explore leadership from a variety of perspectives within the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences, since integrative leaders draw upon and consider multiple perspectives to inform their decision-making. We will also identify the basic components of the research process, and research current issues/problems in leadership to meet the critical thinking learning outcome.
P: ILS 198 and Junior Status
Fall and Spring.

ILS 400. Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning. 3 Credits.

This course helps students synthesize the learning experienced in the Integrative Leadership Studies major, area(s) of emphasis, and core liberal studies courses. Students will demonstrate an integration of problem-solving abilities from multiple fields of study. The capstone provides a platform for discussion, reflection, and discovery about the meaning and value of an interdisciplinary education.
P: ILS 198 or IST 106 and senior status
Fall and Spring.

ILS 478. Honors in the Major. 3 Credits.

An individual contract is developed in consultation with a faculty member who is proficient in the subject matter of the topic and the Chair of the Integrative Leadership Studies program.

ILS 497. Internship. 1-12 Credits.

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

ILS 498. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.