Adult Degree Program - LOM Course Information
LOM 320 Leadership Development (3 semester hours)
The emphasis in Module One is on the experiential nature of nontraditional education and adult development theory. Students will be familiar with various theories and instruments that will provide a cognitive basis for personal analysis and understanding. The objective of this interdisciplinary module is personal discovery through examination of issues in adulthood as studied in the fields of literature, wellness, and gender studies.
LOM 350 Organizational Behavior (3 semester hours)
Students study the foundational theories and approaches to organization structure, design, and culture. Primary emphasis is placed on understanding the organization as an open system. Students will learn to utilize a systems approach in basic organizational diagnosis. Contingency theory provides a theoretical framework for understanding the impact of the business environment on organizational effectiveness, design, and change.
LOM 360 Groups and Individuals in the Organization (3 semester hours)
This module is a study of group and individual behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision making, group dynamics, emotional intelligence, and resolving conflict in groups. Students develop strategies for efficient and productive group management and determine which tasks are best handled by groups or individuals.
LOM 380 Team Leadership (3 semester hours)
This is a practical course on the skills and practice of team building and leadership. Students will become familiar with team types, roles, composition and processes, and assess personal team and leadership skills. Classes are structured around weekly simulations that provide experience with teams and team leadership. A secondary emphasis is a focus on communications and effective interpersonal relationships. Students will also develop understanding of theories of motivation and conflict management and their applications in team building.
CCSSC 440 Cultural Perspectives (3 semester hours)
This module focuses on the development of global awareness, faith, and management as it relates to cross-cultural understanding. Students will be challenged to look beyond their own culture and understand social systems and institutions from the perspective of people in another culture. Experiential learning will take place as students participate in an off-campus, cross-cultural experience in a culture that is different from the students’ majority orientation.
LOM 405 Organizational Research (3 semester hours)
This module guides the student in understanding the research process and becoming a critical consumer of research. Organizational research concepts are examined in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Students critically read and critique organizational research.
BIST 390 Biblical Perspectives (3 semester hours)
This course reflects the commitment of Eastern Mennonite University as a Christian, liberal arts university, to nurture an appreciation for the rich resources of the scriptures for creative personal faith and human life in the modern world. It is designed to foster knowledge and understanding of the literature and history of the Bible and the integration of faith, learning, and living.
SRSEM 460 Business Ethics (3 semester hours)
In this course, the student formulates a philosophy of life, providing the base for such concerns as ethics in business, accountability in government, respect for human rights, and a responsible life style in our contemporary world. Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, analysis of the workplace, and classroom discussion.
LOM 410 Human Resources Management (3 semester hours)
Students explore the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through an analysis of policies and practices of recruitment, selection, training, development and compensation of employees. Special attention is given to Equal Employment Opportunity and Office of Safety and Health Administration legislation through a series of case studies and simulations.
LOM 440 Global Trends in Economic Justice (3 semester hours)
This module will examine global economic trends, theories of justice, and issues of economic justice. A variety of written materials, historical literature, and contemporary culture are examined for their perspectives on economic justice and fairness. Local, national, and international perspectives on economic development and justice are studied. Students will develop a deepened and more nuanced perspective on issues of poverty and justice.
LOM 420 Leadership Theory (3 semester hours)
Students examine motivational theory and its application to individual and group functioning in work and home situations. Leadership styles related to particular circumstances are analyzed. Negotiation is covered through readings and class practice, with an analysis of the effect on productivity.
LOM 430 Leadership Practice (3 semester hours)
Expanding upon the previous module, students will put their leadership theories to practice as their knowledge, skills, and abilities are tested against real-world scenarios. Experiential and application-based learning are utilized throughout this course to develop the student’s individual leadership style.
LOM 460 Application of Research Project (2 semester hours)
Students combine their research and practical implementation of theories and concepts in this capstone project. The project examines an area of the student’s occupation or avocation. The student’s project will be written and presented orally to the instructor and cohort learning group.