Learn about our core academic classes:

LEAD 001

This course provides an introduction to leadership and the interdisciplinary concentration in Leadership Education and Development (LEAD). READ MORE...


This course elevates student awareness of the theoretical foundations of leadership as well as the skills, values, attitudes and emotions that motivate leaders to take action. READ MORE...



This is an experiential (non-classroom) course requiring students to be actively engaged in a significant campus or community area of involvement (team, committee, club, etc.). READ MORE...


LEAD 100

This macro-level leadership course focuses on the leadership of teams, organizations and community. READ MORE...


LEAD 190(Capstone Projects) 

This is the capstone leadership experience in the Concentration in Leadership Education and Development (LEAD). READ MORE...

Pantry Project 2017

Pantry Project 2017

Working with community partners

Working with community partners


LEAD Electives 

LEAD 169 - INTERNSHIP, 1-3 credit hrs.

The internship experience in LEAD is intended to elevate the student’s understanding of leading a domain as they complete a significant work project. LEAD interns spend time interviewing and shadowing leaders as well as attending high-level meetings to learn about how mission, vision and strategic intent are implemented within a defined corporate area. Most LEAD internships have followed either a credit internship within one’s major or work at the company. It is expected that LEAD Internships and Intern Supervisors will provide a high level work experience that challenges the student to learn about the work and leadership needed for organizational success. Internships are almost always three credit hours with a work to credit ratio of 40-50 contact hours per academic credit hour. Prerequisite: LEAD 100



LEAD 120 - MANY WOMEN, MANY LEADERS, 3 credit hrs.

This course will provide students a chance to study leadership and qualities of leadership as they pertain to a diverse array of women leaders. We will focus on three specific facets to develop an astute understanding and analysis of women's leadership: leadership theories, historical examples of women's leadership, and a contemporary perspective on what women's leadership roles look like today and the challenges women face in realizing these roles. In all of our work, we will pay close attention to issues of race, class, and privilege, and the different ways these social realities impact the ability of women to lead effectively within society along with the creative ways women respond to them. No pre-requisites required.  Fulfills Global and Cultural Understanding AOI.


LEAD 110 - LEADERSHIP AT SEA, 3 credit hrs.

Leadership At Sea is a blend of classroom and experiential learning focusing on leadership development, team building, and seamanship. The course features sailing in the Bahamas aboard the tall mast schooner Liberty Clipper. The goal of the course is to elevate the students’ ability to form and work in teams, apply leadership skills in a new environment, learn to sail, and experience life at sea. The course will begin with campus-based instruction on team building, communication, conflict management, the technical aspects of sailing and the history and culture of Nassau and the Bahamas. This will be followed by five days in Nassau that include the following: 1. Meeting with officials at the American Embassy and Bahamian Government, 2.Meeting with faculty and students at the College of the Bahamas, 3. Participating in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure and Marathon Bahamas (run or staff water stations), 4. Completing an historical tour of Nassau, 5. Touring a major cruise liner and meeting with officers.