University of Oklahoma NCPACE Distance Learning Course Listing

Graduate Courses

COURSE LISTING EFFECTIVE DATES: OCT-1-2015 TO SEP-30-2016


These courses are CD-ROM delivered and designed to run on government and contractor provided computers. The student is responsible for purchasing/providing all textbooks and materials for the course.

Prerequisites: Students must have full admission to the MA program or permission from adviser to take these courses. Contact OU NCPACE Office at ncpace@ou.edu or (405) 325-3069 or (800) 942-5702.


LSAL5113 – Theories of Management and Leadership (3 credits)

(2nd Core Course) This course explores and analyzes the concept of leadership including such topics as leadership theory, changing leadership roles, power, decision-making, empowerment, vision, communication, diversity, and ethics. (Formerly LSTD 5623)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite or CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT: LSTD 5003.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 7.0.
  • Yukl, G. (2013). Leadership in organizations 8th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. ISBN-10: 0132771861, ISBN-13: 978-0132771863.
  • Phillips, D.T. (1993). Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times. New York: Warner Books, Inc. ISBN-10: 0446394599. ISBN-13: 978-0446394598. 

 

LSAL5133 – Cultures of Organizations (3 credits)

(5th Core Course) The course looks at the meaning of organizational culture and its significance for leadership behavior, ways of thinking about organizations and the structure of organizations, the implications for leaders, and other relationships between organizations and aspects of leadership. (Formerly LSTD 5633)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite or CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT: LSTD 5903/LSTD 5043. Full admission to MA program is required.

Required materials: 

  • Course DVD Version 6.0.
  • Cameron, K. (2011). Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on the Competing Values Framework (3rd ed.). Jossey-Bass: New York ISBN-13: 978-0470650264. 

 

LSAL5153 – Ethics in Leadership (3 credits)

(6th Core Course) The course introduces the nature of ethics, the relationship between ethics and morals, and the function of ethics in a social context. Major emphasis is on the effect of ethical decision-making on successful leadership and the role that ethical behavior plays in the success of organizations. (Formerly LSTD 5653)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite or CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT: LSAL 5133/LSTD 5633. Full admission to MA program is required.

Required materials: Course CD Version 6.0.

 

LSAL5173 – The Individual and Leadership (3 credits)

This course explores the social, psychological, and behavioral characteristics of leadership, personal skills that enhance leadership ability, and strategies for dealing with interpersonal problems in organizations. (Formerly LSTD 5643)

Prerequisites: Students must have completed or be registered for all core courses prior to registering for this course. Full admission to MA program is required.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 6.0.
  • Goleman, D. (2000). Working with Emotional Intelligence. Publisher: Bantam Books. ISBN-10: 0553378589, ISBN-13: 978-0553378580. 

 

LSAL5203 – Leadership Issues in Decision Making (3 credits)

This course is an interdisciplinary inquiry into the nature and attributes of poor management and leadership decision-making. Decisions and decision-making processes are examined from the psychological and from the socio-economic perspectives. (Formerly LSTD 5673)

Prerequisites: Students must have completed or be registered for all core courses prior to registering for this course. Full admission to MA program is required.

Required materials: Course CD Version 6.0.

 

LSAL5243 – Project Management (3 credits)

Students will develop skills needed to manage a project and deliver a useful solution to the client. Course objectives will focus on 1)creating a project schedule, 2)managing project activities, conducting analysis and designing a solution, 3)updating and correcting the schedule as needed and 4)reporting your progress and findings clearly and effectively to the client both in writing and orally. (Formerly LSTD 5693)

Prerequisites: Students must have completed or be registered for all core courses prior to registering for this course. Full admission to MA program is required.

Required materials: Course CD Version 6.1.

 

LSAL5313 – Organizational Communications (3 credits)

This course describes the role information and knowledge management plays in making decisions in organizations and discusses the fundamental issues in the management of information, the ways people in organizations exchange information, and ultimately, how effective sharing of information leads to effective problem-solving. (Formerly LSTD 5683)

Prerequisites: Students must have completed or be registered for all core courses prior to registering for this course. Full admission to MA program is required.

Required materials: 

  • Course DVD Version 8.0.
  • Weick, K. E., and Sutcliffe, K. M. (2015). Managing the Unexpected: Sustained Performance in a Complex World (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Boss. ISBN-10: 1118862414, ISBN-13: 978-1118862414. 

 

LSAL5423 – Women in Leadership (3 credits)

The course content will vary to include in-depth examination of relevant topics in leadership that meet student interests and add value to the program. (Formerly LSTD 5663)

Prerequisites: Students must have completed or be registered for all core courses prior to registering for this course. Full admission to MA program is required.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 6.0.
  • Linda L. Carli, and Alice H. Eagly. Through the Labyrinth (TL). Harvard Business School Press, 2007.

 

LSAL5483 –  National Security Leadership (3 credits)

National Security Leadership is designed to prepare the student to operate within the environment of the U.S. national security system. It addresses the legislation that created the current national security system including the National Security Act of 1974, the Goldwater-Nichols Intelligence Reform Act of 2004, among others. It looks at the structure of the national security community and how it has evolved and addresses, through selected cases, how it has worked in practice. Capping the course is a simulation of a national security crisis decision and a major research paper. (Formerly LSTD 5790)

Prerequisites: Students must have completed or be registered for all core courses prior to registering for this course. Full admission to MA program is required.

Required materials: Course DVD Version 3.0.

 

LSTD5003 – Introduction to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies (3 credits)

(1st Core Course) Intensive course providing orientation to advanced interdisciplinary study, appreciation for standards of performance and scholarship appropriate to graduate study, development of skills necessary for success in academic research and writing in a graduate interdisciplinary program.

Prerequisites: LSTD 5003 must be taken first but may be taken IN CONJUNCTION WITH LSAL 5113.

Required materials: Course DVD Version 6.0

 

LSTD5013 – Interdisciplinary Foundations (3 credits)

(3rd Core Course) Selected readings designed to reinforce the interdisciplinary approach to graduate studies and to introduce the concept of paradigms as an organizing principle for understanding and interpreting information.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite or CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT: LSAL 5113/LSTD 5623. Full admission to MA program is required.

Required materials: Course DVD Version 7.0.

 

LSTD5043 – Research Methods (3 credits)

(4th Core Course) Theories and techniques of research designed to prepare students to carry out individual research on a topic within an interdisciplinary program of study. (Formerly LSTD 5903)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite or CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT: LSTD 5013. Full Admission to MA program is required.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 6.0.
  • Creswell, J. W. (2013). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches (4th ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. ISBN- 10: 1452226105?, ISBN-13: 978-1452226101.
  • Reading and Understanding Research by Lawrence Locke, Stephen Silverman, and Waneen Spirduso, 3RD ED 2010; ISBN-13: 978-1-4129-7574-2