Course Offerings

Core Courses

Course #Course Name
BSC 255 Behavioral Science Research Methods
BSC 256 Probability and Statistics
CLD 150 Introduction to Community Leadership
CLD 220 Social Movements and Social Change
CLD 337  Leading Nonprofits
CLD 338 Program Evaluation
CLD 383 Internship
CLD 398 Community, Power and Change
CLD 412 Community Development
CLD 437  Fundraising and Grant Writing: Principles and Practices
CLD 491 Senior Seminar
CLD 492 Service Learning Internship
MGT 100 Introduction to Business and Management
MGT 201  Introduction to Accounting
MGT 201-L  Introduction to Accounting Lab
MGT 210  Economic Environment
MGT 300  Marketing Principles and Management
SOC 301  Social Theory
POL 225 American Politics


Community Leadership Elective Courses

The traditional weekday Community Leadership program requires students to complete 15 elective credits as part of their program of studies. Generally, most elective courses come from the areas of business, management, social science, political science, computing and information technology, advanced behavioral science research, adult education, professional communication, and arts and humanities. Students may choose a specific track or emphasis of study with the elective courses requirement. 

For instance, a CLD major may focus their elective studies on Computer Information Systems (CIT) and enhance their program of studies, and the potential for job opportunities.  Also, courses from other institutions may also be transferred in as elective credit.  In some cases professional continuing education may qualify as elective credit,  CLD elective options may require approval of the CLD program director.

AED/CLD 354 Adult Education
AED/CLD 488 Programming for Training and Human Resource Development
BSC 440 Advanced Research
CIT 200 Foundations of Computing and Information Technology
CIT 280 Introduction to Databases
CIT 284 Data analysis with Spreadsheets
CIT 470 Database Design
CIT 490 Project Management
CLD 337 Leading Non-Profits
CLD 338 Program Evaluation
CLD 369 Topics
CLD 492 Service Learning Internship
GLS/POL 410 Comparative Social Policy
MGA 202 Principles of Accounting
MGT 211 Microeconomics
MKT 360 Marketing Research
MGT 362 Integrated Marketing Communications
MGT 370 Human Resource Management
MGT 390 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
MGT 394 Investment
MGT 395 Women and the Economy (Topics)
MGT 400 Small Business Management
MGT/CLD 405 Women and Leadership
MKT  361 Understanding Personal and Professional Selling
PCM 170 Visual Communication
PCM 200 Public Communication
PCM 421 Digital Journalism
 PCM 441 Business and Professional Speaking
 PCM 445 Intercultural Communication
PCM 477 Public Relations: Theories and Applications
PCM 480 Critical Issues/Ethics
PCM 490 Graphic Design
 POL 342 American Political Behavior
 POL 390 Political Practicum
 PSY 360 Psychology of Women
 SOC 306 Race and Ethnicity in America
 SOC 320 Comparative Social Institutions/The Family
 SOC 321 Criminology and Justice 
 SOC 365 Social Psychology: Cross Cultural Perspectives


In addition to the core courses and electives required by your course study, with a major in Community Leadership, you also complete external assessments.

AC 416 External Assessment
For this assessment, students assume the simulated roles of the Alverno Student Foundation (ASF) committee members. Drawing on the quantitative and qualitative research strategies as well as the ability to employ analysis frameworks, students critically review three program proposals and funding requests from three non-profit agencies in Milwaukee.

This simulation is based on actual participating agency’s proposals. Each student completes the written portion of the assessment independently and then participates in a simulated committee meeting with other students to determine how to allocate or distribute the amount of money to one or all of the agencies.

This assessment focuses on the student's ability to make judgments about programs that deal with community issues; it emphasizes financial analysis and social scientific research skills as well as critical-thinking, interaction, and communication skills.


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