The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Academic Programs

LEADERS 101: First Year Seminar

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.

 

LEADERS 111: Freshman Ethical Fitness Seminar

ORTN 111 is comprised of the Ethical Fitness 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 o 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 ORTN 111 is required of all freshmen and is a graduation requirement.

 

LEADERSHIP 201: Sophomore Seminar in Principled Leadership

Required of all second-year cadets, this course focuses on The Citadel’s core values of honor, duty, and respect; the dynamics of leadership; the actions that constitute principled leadership; and the processes of ethical decision-making. The course also equips cadets to reflect on their experiences within The Citadel's fourth-class system as they learn how to effectively apply the values and behaviors that engage principled leadership. This course is a graded, one credit-hour course. A student must have permission of the Associate Provost to withdraw from LDRS 201.

LDRS 201 is a for-credit academic course administered in the Department of Leadership Studies.

 

LEADERS 311: Junior Ethics Enrichment Experience

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.

 

LEADERSHIP 411: Senior Leadership Integration Seminar

 The LDRS 411 Senior Leadership Integration Seminar is an off-campus, full-day professional development seminar during which 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 E-Leadership Portfolio in which they apply the ethical dilemma recognition/categorization/resolution process learned in LDRS 111 and the Moral Courage 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.

 

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