1. Organizational/Leadership (3 Units)
Required: Praxis L62 201 Leaders in Context (Offered Fall Semester only)
In this course we explore leadership both theoretically and practically. Focus is on understanding the concept of culture and how the cultural context informs a leader’s style and effectiveness. This course also is designed to help students develop insights about leadership practice through readings, discussions, conversations with leaders, and group projects based on fieldwork. Students examine a wide variety of leaders and leadership styles in order to better understand how leaders mobilize followers within the constraints of their particular settings. Students also analyze the creation of institutional identity within organizations and corporate culture and explore effective leadership practices within these settings, as well as analyzing some cross-cultural examples of leadership. This course is limited only to students enrolled in the Praxis program.
2. Socio-Tech - Technology in Organizations (2 Units)
Required: Praxis 207 Fluency in Socio-Technology (Offered Fall Semester only)
This course studies the fundamentals of technology and how that technology is effectively implemented in organizations and affects human interactions and processes. We consider much of Microsoft Office: Excel, Access and PowerPoint and how the presentation of data in these forms affects our decision-making processes and how humans interact using these technologies. We also develop web skills with a close look at how presentation of information and data in general functions or does not function based simply on how it is presented. This course is limited only to students enrolled in the Praxis program.
3. Communication, Written and Oral (3 Units)
Required: Praxis 285 Communication That Works (Offered Spring Semester only)
This course focuses on the communication forms and skills essential to contemporary living and working. Various forms of writing for different audiences and purposes: business letters, memorandums, proposals, reports, press releases, speeches as well as public speaking are practiced and critiqued. The use of technology common in public speaking is practiced and critiqued. The use of technology common in public presentations is expected. Course reading is supplemented with viewing and listening. Final grade is based on combination of quizzes, writing assignments and demonstration of speaking skills. This course is limited only to students in the Praxis program.
Required: Praxis 298 or 299 Praxis Internship
5. Praxis Seniors Masters Class
Required: Praxis 300 Praxis Seniors Master Class
As a capstone to the Praxis Program Experience, this course will re-visit the major themes of the core Praxis courses in order to analyze their meanings in an interdisciplinary way. Students will learn and explore the deeper applications of the topics introduced to them in their Praxis coursework at a time in which they can reflect about what they have learned in the context of their internship experience.