Combine a minor with your undergraduate major to enhance your degree and broaden your career opportunities.
The Leadership and communication minor provides focused coursework that strengthens your employability by building your leadership and communication skills.
University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.
|Interpersonal Skills for Leadership||3|
Course Number: ALEC 102
Introduction to the principles and practices of positive interpersonal relationships for leadership development. Self-awareness, awareness of others, effective interpersonal communication, and the building of trust relationships as a basis for understanding and developing leadership. An experiential approach, field projects and a supervised service project.
|Leadership Development in Small Groups & Teams||3|
Course Number: ALEC 202
Leadership and followership skills in small groups and teams. Leadership dynamics which make team leaders and members influential and satisfied in both informal and work group settings. Leadership from the perspective of student practical experience. A shadowing experience and simulation exercise.
|Effective Leadership in Organizations||3|
Course Number: ALEC 302
Prereqs: ALEC 202. Principle and process of effective leadership in complex organizations of society and commerce. Dynamic interactions of personal characteristics, technical skills, interpersonal influence, commitment, goals and power.
Course Number: ALEC 407
Prereqs: ALEC 302. Knowledge and theoretical basis for practicing supervisors in a changing workplace where supervisors have increasing responsibilities due to the flattening or organizational structures, solving supervisory challenges in organizing and planning, problem solving and decision making, performance appraisal and leading a diverse workforce.
Course Number: ALEC 410
Prereqs: Junior standing. Major leaders in conservation and ecology that emphasizes agricultural and cultural issues and relationships with the environment.
|Class Figures in Leadership||3|
Course Number: ALEC 414
Prereqs: Junior standing. Requires extensive writing and oral presentations. Leadership theory in an applied context. Leadership analyzed through a variety of genres: autobiography, drama, fiction, tracts and treaties, speeches.
|Leadership & Diversity||3|
Course Number: ALEC 466
Leadership theories and their applications to human diversity in organizations and communities. Prerequisites: Junior standing
|Leadership & Motivation||3|
Course Number: ALEC 477
Classic and contemporary motivation theories applied to leadership in organizations and communities.
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.