ULP (Urban Leadership, Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program, RFULP)

ULP 200 Independent Study in Urban Leadership (1-4 hours)
This course provides the opportunity for an intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.)


UPL 201 Introduction to Leadership (4 hours)

Are you a leader or a follower?  What is your take on if leaders are born or made? Do you influence others or do others influence you? Do you have the most “followers” on social media or are you cool with “following” others? If you have ever asked, pondered, or even overheard any of the statements above, Introduction to Leadership is for you. The course is designed to provide a cursory and hands-on examination and review of the most prominent leadership theories and styles of leadership, identify the characteristics of “successful” leaders, compare good and bad leaders, and provide the learning tools for students to develop personal leadership manifestos.  Using a variety of mediums and public figures, we will explore one of the most prominent topics of the day.


UPL 202 Women’s Political Leadership (4 hours)

This course is designed to explore the leadership traits, styles, and roles of women within but not limited to the world of politics. Throughout the course we will examine the rise of women leaders throughout the nation and the world, the nuances of women as compared to men leaders, and the needs of 21st century women leaders.


ULP 290 Special Topics in Urban Leadership (1-4 hours)

Courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.
 

ULP 303 The New American City (4 hours)

The purpose of this course is to examine the problems and prospects of politics and policymaking in the new American city and its environs. Consideration will be given to the political and sociological significance of a number of the factors that characterize this new development the role and influence of the political, business, civil, and socio-cultural environment,  exploration of extremes of wealth and poverty, the mix of racial and ethnic groups, and the opportunities and challenges provided by progress in transportation and technology. Offered annually.

ULP 304 Community Issues Forum: Principles into Practice (4 hours)

This course is taught as a weekly seminar focusing on a particular community issue and accompanied by an issue-related, off-campus internship. Together with faculty, students analyze issues confronting stakeholders, collaborate on solutions and present findings derived from their internship assignments. Students have interned with the state legislature, local and state chambers of commerce, community food banks, arts organizations, corporations, non-profit organizations and a number of other community groups. Topics covered in previous years include: community development, education, transportation, health care and the environment. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

 

ULP 400 Advanced Independent Study in Urban Leadership (1-4 hours)
This course provides the opportunity for an advanced, intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.)

ULP 490 Advanced Special Topics in Urban Leadership (1-4 hours)
Advanced courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.

ULP 495 Internship in Urban Leadership (1-12 hours)

An internship designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to have an application (which satisfies all internship requirements developed by the academic program that oversees the internship) and to obtain a faculty supervisor in the relevant field of study. All internships are graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites are determined by the academic program overseeing the internship course.