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Academic Programs

Citadel 101: First Year Seminar

One Credit Hour

Citadel 101 provides the academic and life skills to help students make a suc­cessful transition to the unique environment of The Citadel. Students will develop their academic skills (reading, listening, note taking, test taking, time management, research, computer competency, etc.) and will be introduced to campus facilities, resources, and support services. Some attention will also be given to lifestyle and relationship issues.

A student must have the approval of the Associate Provost to withdraw from Citadel 101.

LDRS 201: Sophomore Seminar in Principled Leadership

One Credit Hour

Required of all second-year cadets, this course focuses on The Citadel core values of honor, duty, and respect as those values constitute principled leadership. The course also assists cadets in the process of transitioning from the freshman year to the sophomore year and enables them to reflect upon their experiences of The Citadel's fourth-class system as they learn more about effective, ethical leadership. In addition, the course includes a focus on service as a component of principled leadership through a service learning experience. This course is a graded, one-hour course. A student must have permission of the Associate Provost to withdraw from LDRS 201.

Junior Ethics Enrichment Experience

0 Credit Hours

The Junior Ethics Enrichment Experience is comprised of a one-day Ethical Fitness® Seminar (EFS) designed to promote ethical culture, a luncheon with a distinguished ethics speaker, and a follow-on ethics essay recorded in each cadet’s eLeadership 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 values, and analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas. Completion of the Junior Ethics Enrichment Experience is a graduation requirement.

Senior Leadership Integration Seminar

0 Credit Hours

The Senior Leadership Integration Seminar is a full-day professional development seminar during which cadets reflect upon the value of their moral character and the leadership lessons learned at The Citadel. Further, cadets engage with facilitators to discuss how they will apply their learning toward being effective principled leaders as they transition to the next phase of their lives. Finally, cadets consider their duty as Citadel representatives to leave positive legacies wherever they serve in the future. Written reflections produced during the seminar become part of each cadet’s eLeadership Portfolio and a personal vision statement is collected and held for distribution to each cadet at a future date after graduation. Completion of the Senior Leadership Integration Seminar is a graduation requirement.