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Leadership Studies

The non-degree Certificate in Leadership Studies is designed for those individuals working in any professional field who seek a greater understanding of the characteristics of being a leader in their given career. The Leadership Studies certificate provides students an opportunity to study leadership from the personal, organizational and global levels. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and can benefit students in all areas of study. Courses are designed to give students a practical and theoretical grasp of leadership.

The following five (5) courses are required and consist of fifteen (15) credit hours. A minimum grade of a “B” (3.00) (not a B-) is required in each course. With permission of the College Dean, students can elect to take a maximum of two (2) of their courses at another USF System campus.

Required Courses

Personal

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
LDR 3003 Introduction to Leadership Studies 3 None

Organizational

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
LDR 3331 Leading in the Workplace 3 None
LDR 4104 Theories of Leadership 3 PR: LDR 2010 or LDR 3331 with a minimum grade of C- USFSM considers LDR 3003  as equivalent to LDR 2010; See advisor

Global

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
LDR 4114 Survey of Leadership Readings 3 None
LDR 4204 Ethics and Power in Leadership 3 None SMLE

 


Professional and Technical Communication

The Certificate in Professional and Technical Communication (PTC)  is open to students of diverse backgrounds who wish to pursue careers as professional writers and editors serving clients and employers in industry, business, government, and the professions or to use these writing/editing skills to supplement their training and enhance their employability in other professional fields.

Policies

  • Students can pursue a certificate in PTC while pursuing another degree or as a non-degree-seeking student.
  • Students wishing to apply for the PTC Certificate should contact their academic advisor or an instructor in the PTC program.
  • Admission will require an interview by email, phone or in person, and submission of a writing sample on a topic assigned by faculty.
  • Students must earn a B or higher (not B-) or higher in each course taken for the certificate.

Program of Study

A certificate in Professional and Technical Communication consists of five (5) ENC or COM courses, any of those listed below (15 credit hours).

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
COM 3110 Communication for Business and the Professions 3 None
ENC 3242 Technical Communication for Majors 3 PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 and ENC 1122  SMLE
ENC 3250 Professional Writing 3 PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 and ENC 1122
ENC 3310 Expository Writing 3 PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 and ENC 1122  SMCD
ENC 3416 New Media for Technical Communication 3 PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 or ENC 1121 and ENC 1122
ENC 4212 Professional & Technical Editing 3 PR: At least one of the following: ENC 2210, ENC 3250, ENC 3310, ENC 4260, ENC 4906, ENC 4946, ENC 4268, ENC 4311; CI
ENC 4218 Visual Rhetoric for Technical Communication 3 PR: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 and ENC 1122
ENC 4260 Advanced Technical Writing 3 PR: ENC 2210 or ENC 3310; CI
ENC 4264 Managerial Communications 3 PR: Any one of the following: ENC 3250, ENC 3310, ENC 4311, ENC 4260, ENC 2210
ENC 4906 Professional & Technical Writing Independent Study 3 PR: Any two of the following: ENC 2210, ENC 3250, ENC 3310, ENC 4209, ENC 4212, ENC 4260, ENC 4264, ENC 4311; CI
ENC 4931 Selected Topics in Professional and Technical Writing 3 PR: ENC 3250, ENC 2210, or ENC 3310; CI
ENC 4946 Professional & Technical Writing Internship 3 PR: ENC 3242 with a minimum grade of C; Majors only; Student must have an approved application and approved formal internship agreement; this course may not be repeated for credit

 

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