Leadership Development (LDR)

LDR 150      PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT AND OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT      Credits: 0

This course prepares students to understand and utilize Concordia’s assessment system. The course is designed to introduce students to the value and benefits of student portfolios and to provide instruction in the creation, maintenance, sharing, and publishing of student portfolios for academic and professional use.

LDR 189      PRACTICES IN SPIRITUALITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE      Credit: 1

This seminar is paired with LDR 190 and serves as a laboratory experience for that class. Through immersive experiences and research the student will engage a social problem and work toward an equitable solution. The seminar is repeatable with alternate subjects.
Corequisite: LDR 190.

LDR 190      LEADERSHIP IN SPIRITUALITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE      Credits: 2

This course offers the student an opportunity to live out the mission of Concordia University. The student will explore the intersections of faith and life through open conversation on issues of science, society, law, and religion. Through hands-on projects, interaction with individuals who are catalysts for social change, and personal and theological reflection, the student will be better equipped to be a leader who serves societal transformation.
Corequisite: LDR 189.

LDR 198      CONCORDIA COMMITMENT      Credit: 1

The privilege of going to college is much more than earning a degree. If you let it, college can be a transformational experience. LDR 198 is designed to help new students navigate the transition to a 4-year university and much more! Students will discover tips for academic success, consider the importance of involvement in the learning process, explore interests, skills, personality, talents, intelligence type and personal values, and evaluate and solidify degree and career direction.

LDR 199      LEADERSHIP AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT      Credit: 1

This course will support and broaden the new college student's academic skills and personal learning style through the theory and practice of learning. Students will experience various learning methods to develop their knowledge of self, to examine the liberal arts approach to learning, and to build awareness of resources available for lifelong learning. As students examine how personal biases affect thinking, they will be challenged to cultivate personal growth beyond their comfort level.

LDR 199E      EXPERIMENTAL COURSE      Credits: 2

Experimental course option varies by term. Please see academic department for course description.

LDR 200      RESIDENT STAFF TRAINING      Credit: 1

This course is designed to teach the foundations of leadership to a variety of students engaged in a diversity of leadership roles. These student leadership positions include Resident Assistants, Christian Life Coordinators, Resident Chaplains, Student Government Officers, and International Ambassadors.

LDR 201      ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK      Credit: 1

This course will be taken in coordination with LDR 277 to provide students the opportunity to further explore, prepare, and develop leadership skills in anticipation for the service experience.
Corequisites: LDR 277.

LDR 277      ALTERNATIVE BREAK LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE TOUR      Credits: 0

This course is designed to teach leadership skills to a variety of students through services in an Alternative Break Leadership Experience (e.g., San Francisco, Haiti, Atlanta).
Prerequisites: Students who take LDR 277 must apply and be selected through the ABLE selection process in the Office of Service Leadership.

LDR 298      CONCORDIA COMMITMENT      Credits: 0.5

The objective of this course is to work on exploring and clarifying career goals and strategies to reach those goals. This will be accomplished by researching and discussing career interests and developing job search skills. Students in this section are past the freshman year, and beginning to make decisions about their personal development and career future. This is an exciting time for a student to be intentional about their future!
Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing or Instructor Approval.

LDR 300      LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT      Credit: 1

This course builds on LDR 200 and is designed to teach leadership skills to a variety of students engaged in a diversity of leadership roles. These student leadership positions include Resident Assistants, Christian Life Coordinators, Resident Chaplains, Student Government Officers, and International Ambassadors.
Prerequisites: LDR 200 for two credits.

LDR 397      LIVING/LEARNING COMMUNITY      Credits: 0.5

A study of the strengths and liabilities of one's post-college life and career transitions. Placement in the Concordia Place Apartments Living/Learning Community is required.

LDR 398      CONCORDIA COMMITMENT      Credits: 0.5

The objective of this course is to help students cultivate a holistic understanding of who they are and where they are professionally headed. Whether a student will be transitioning from Concordia University into the professional world or on to graduate studies, this course will prepare them to make that transition with ease and confidence. Each student will begin the process of professional development that will prepare them for excellence in life after Concordia University.
Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing.

LDR 400      LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT      Credit: 1

This course builds on LDR 300 and is designed to teach leadership skills to a variety of students engaged in a diversity of leadership roles. These student leadership positions include Resident Assistants, Christian Life Coordinators, Resident Chaplains, Student Government Officers, and International Ambassadors.
Prerequisite: LDR 300 for two credits.

LDR 498      CONCORDIA COMMITMENT      Credits: 0.5

The objective of this course is to plan and prepare for the end of a student's college career and the beginning of post-college life. The focus will be on developing an understanding and mindfulness of what life will be like after graduation. Through reflection, discussion, and research students will look at multiple aspects of post-college life, including relationship management, faith development, and fiscal responsibility.
Prerequisites: Senior Standing.