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Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership is designed to (1) promote understanding of the nature of bureaucratic organizations and the fundamentals of administrative leadership; (2) allow students to reflect upon national and international organizational contexts and upon significant social and cultural issues raised in those contexts; and (3) promote skills in formal and interpersonal communication, including sensitivity to personal issues having an impact upon the quality of accomplishment in the work place. In addition to meeting all entrance requirements for the University of Memphis, applicants must provide documentation of a minimum of five years of organizational leadership experience and present a transcript showing at least 45 semester hours of earned academic credit or an earned associate's degree.

A. General Education (35-41 hours)
See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour History General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the History requirement.

B. Coordinated Study (33 hours)
Administration and Supervision
(3 hours) (Take one course from this group):
TECH 4381 Principles of Supervision
MGMT 3110 Principles of Supervision and Management
PADM 3601 Public Administration

Organizational Systems (3 hours) (Take one course from this group):
MGMT 3215 Human Resources Management
MGMT 4420 Organizational Behavior in Business
PADM 4226 Nonprofit Organizations

Statistical and Research Methods (3 hours) (Take one course from this group):
EDPR 4541 Educational Statistics
PADM/POLS 4101 Political Statistics
PSYC 3001 Psychological Statistics
SOCI 3311 Social Statistics

Written Communications (3 hours) (Take one course from this group):
ENGL 3601 Technical and Professional Writing
ENGL 3604 Persuasive Writing
JOUR 3421 Public Relations Writing
MGMT 3510 Business Communications

Team and Organizational Relations (3 hours) (Take one course from this group):
COMM 4011 Communications in Organizations
COMM 4342 Small Group Communication
COMM 4373 Interracial Communications
COMM 4375 Intercultural Communications
COUN 4621 Human Interactions

Political and International Context (3 hours) (Take one course from this group):
ACCT 3130 Legal, Social, Political Environment of Business
ACCT 3011 Business Law
ECON 4130 Government Regulation of Business
HIST 3212 Latin American Nations
HIST 3274 Modern Islamic World
HIST 3291 Modern Asia
HIST 3302 Modern Europe
HIST 4881 African-American History
POLS 3213 Introduction to the Study of Public Policy
POLS 3509 Contemporary Problems International Relations
POLS 3302 Western European Government and Politics
POLS 3304 African Politics
POLS 3306 Latin American Government and Politics
POLS 3309 Government and Politics of the Middle East
POLS 4305 Post-Soviet Governments and Politics
POLS 4307 Government and Politics of Communist China

Social and Cultural Context of Leadership (15 hours)
(Take 5 courses, no more than 3 courses from any one area):
ACCT 3130 Legal, Social, Political Environment of Business*
COUN 4611 Introduction to Counseling
COUN 4621 Human Interactions*
COUN 4781 Strategies for Crisis Intervention
COUN 4783 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services
ECON 3411 Economics of Social Issues
ENGL 4372 African American Authors through the Harlem Renaissance
ENGL 4373 African American Authors Since the Harlem Renaissance
ENGL 4451 Women and Literature
HIST 4851 History Women in America
HIST 4881 African American History*
JOUR 3400 Introduction to Public Relations
LEAD 3350 The Adult Learner
METH 4381 Principles of Supervision*
MGMT 3110 Principles of Supervision and Management*
PADM 3601 Public Administration*
PADM 4226 Nonprofit Organizations*
PSYC 3101 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 3102 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 3106 Social Psychology
SOCI 3422 Racial and Ethnic Minorities
SOCI 3432 Sociology of Gender
SOCI 4460 Black and White Women in the South
SOCI 4631 Cities in Change
UNIV 4110 Internship**

*These courses may be used to fulfill one requirement only for group A-G
** Students who do not have a significant amount of work or volunteer experience at a supervisory level, usually two years, MUST take UNIV 4110 (internship) for one of their Group G classes. The determination of whether or not UNIV 4110 is required will be made by the Academic Advisor in consultation with the Assistant Dean of the University College.

C . Thematic Studies (6 hours)

D. Senior Project (3 hours)

UNIV 4995 Senior Project (completed during the final semester)

E. Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper-division hours.

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)

Music

Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
University of Memphis Libraries (LBRY)


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