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The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
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Email: grad@madonna.edu

Liberal Studies Leadership
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Liberal Studies Leadership    
   Required Courses    
      Liberal Studies Core    
         LS 5020    Knowing the Self and the World 3 cr.  Introduces students to interdisciplinary thinking, analysis, and research through graduate-level scholarship and the development of individualized plans of study. An examination of appropriate disciplinary theories and methodologies whereby students consider how the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences address culture, communication, social issues, and leadership. Using a liberal studies/interdisciplinary approach, students investigate contemporary questions, including: What is the individual's role in societal change? What does it mean to be human? How do individuals and organizations exert influence on each other? How can individuals become agents of social change? (To be taken the first year enrolled.) 
         LS 5300    Humane Studies 2 cr.  An exploration of the interface between social justice, animal welfare and environmental protection through the lenses of the major theorists in humane studies. Current issues are analyzed and possible solutions are sought within the leadership framework reflecting the Franciscan tradition. 
         MGT 5550   Ethical Considerations in Leadership 2 cr.  Students explore ethical dimensions of the character, roles and functions of the leader; sources of individual and group ethics and their application to behavior of and within organizations, including in students’ own work situations; values and moral dilemmas in individual and administrative decision-making; corporate ethics; and codes of ethics. Students consider comparative ethical systems as they bear on cross-border business and professional communication and interaction; and current and historic business ethics cases including social responsibility and sustainable development. 
         WRT 5050   Writing for Graduate School 3 cr.  An overview of genres, purposes, and approaches for successful writing in graduate school, the professions, and in business. The role of research in scholarship, business, and the professions. Students individualize course content on research and writing to their own programs by creating their own course packs and projects within course guidelines. Development of electronic portfolios is a key element of the course. 
      Leadership Core    
         MGT 5220   Issues in Leadership Studies 1 cr.  An assessment of the student’s leadership and managerial competencies, resulting in an individual plan of development; overview of information sources, including the library and basic graduate research tools; assessment of computer literacy skills. (Must be taken as the first course in the MSBA program.) 
         MGT 5300   Leadership of Organizational Behavior 3 cr.  Focus on the types of individual and group behaviors, along with related behavioral problems, experienced by managers. Students develop competencies based on understanding the processes responsible for specific behaviors, especially when compounded by effects of environmental forces and diverse individual differences, and perform in-depth analysis of the social and ethical issues which influence managerial constraints. 
         MGT 5470   Ideas in Leadership Development & Literature 2 cr.  An overview of the evolution of management thought from its earliest beginnings to the present, with emphasis on pivotal writings in the field. Critical examination of the quantitative approach to management; people-orientation on organizational life; response of management thinkers to scientific and technological change, and a growing emphasis on humanism. 
      Interdisciplinary Studies (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         HUM 5080   The Nature and Scope of Inquiry 3 cr.  Theme-based, highly interactive interdisciplinary course designed to enable students to explore the different approaches and ways of knowing that contribute to understanding and resolving complex issues, problems, or dilemmas of contemporary life. Utilizing the different modes of inquiry which characterize the various disciples, the course involves students in readings, discussions, works of art, lectures by expert informants, team collaboration and independent research focused on a compelling theme and designed to develop the commitment to intellectural inquiry, humanistic values, and service to others embodied in the mission of the University. 
         HUM 5090   Holocaust: Issues & Themes in the Genocide of European Jewry 3 cr.  Examination of the social and political forces and actions that enabled the Nazi regime to plan and carry out the systematic extermination of European Jewry. Analysis of the Nazi genocidal agenda, utilizing materials from history, literature, film, music, and the fine arts. An overview of the roots of anti-Semitism and of how a modern authoritarian regime employed historic stereotypes and prejudices in effectively enlisting a majority of its citizens in active or passive criminal complicity. Examination of the institutions of mass murder, the silence of church and state, and, despite this silence, the forces of resistance. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 
         HUM 5110   Do Animals Matter? (HUM*/LS/SSC) 3 cr.  Examination of religious, philosophical, cultural, aesthetic, and societal conceptualizations of animals and their impact on human-animal relations as well as on uses, treatment, and legal standing of animals. Emphasis is on proposing solutions regarding human-animal co-existence and interdependence through the lenses of humanities, and social sciences within the framework of the Franciscan tradition. This course includes a service-learning project. 
      Capstone    
         LS 6950    Capstone Seminar 2 cr.  A research-focused course, students appraise how Liberal Studies methodology enables them to assess the role of the individual in social change in America, evaluate the ethical dimensions of individuals and collective behavior, and imagine improvement of the human condition. Students review, synthesize, and integrate their previous master's degree research and course work with extended interdisciplinary investigations. (To be taken in the last semester enrolled, after the completion of the required and elective courses.) 
      Theme Studies 9 sh needed    
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