The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Academic Programs

LDRS 111: Freshman Ethical Fitness Seminar

LDRS 111 is built on a semester long Ethical Fitness (TM) Seminar (EFS) designed to promote ethical culture. This seminar meets once a week and includes an ethics essay recorded in each cadet's E-Leadership Portfolio. The seminar is based on Dr. Rushworth Kidder's landmark book, How Good People Make Tough Choices and is delivered by Citadel faculty and staff who are trained, certified, and licensed by The Institute for Global Ethics. Topics include recognizing why ethics matters, understanding trust, tasking leadership with trust, defining ethical balues, and anazlyzing and resolving dilemmas.

Completion of LDRS 111 is a graduation requirement.

LDRS 211: Sophomore Seminar Service Learning Lab

The sophomore seminar service learning lab provides sophomores with an approved Service Learning experience of approximately 10 hours (exact hours may vary depending on the service site cadets choose). This pass/fail lab component is offered in the fall, spring, or by professor consent in the summer. 

Completion of LDRS 211 is a graduation requirement.

LDRS 311: Junior Ethics Enrichment Experience

The Junior Ethics Enrichment Experience is a one-day Moral Courage(TM) Seminar designed to promote ethical culture. The day begins with a distinguished ethics speaker, followed by an in-depth seminar and a follow-on ethics essay recorded in each cadet's eLeadership Portfolio. The seminar is based on Dr. Rushworth Kidder's book, Moral Courage and is delivered by Citadel faculty and staff who are trained, certified, and licensed by The Institute for Global Ethics. Topics include recognizing when moral courage is needed, how it differs from other kinds of courage, and determining the inhibitors to moral courage and how to overcome them.

Completion of the Junior Ethics Enrichment Experience is a graduation requirement.

LDRS 411: Senior Leadership Integration Seminar

The LDRS 411 Senior Leadership Integration Seminar is an off-campus, full-day professional development seminar where cadets reflect upon the value of their character and leadership lessons learned at The Citadel. Cadets engage with career professionals and Citadel faculty facilitators to discuss how they will apply their academic disciplines and Leader Development Program education as an effective principled leader after graduation. Cadets consider their duty as Citadel graduates to make a positive, lasting impact in their workplaces and communities. Each student will complete a final essay submitted to their eLeadership Portfolio where they apply the ethical dilemma recognition, characterization, and resolution process learned in LDRS 111 and the Moral Courage (TM) evaluation process learned in LDRS 311 to provide a solution to an ethical dilemma in their field of study.

Completion of the Senior Leadership Integration Seminar is a graduation requirement.

 

For Department of Leadership Studies LDRS courses, click here.

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