This is the capstone course for the Public Safety Administration concentration and should be taken in the student's last semester. The student can have no more than 6 credits remaining in their concentration to complete in their degree program prior to enrolling in this course. The goal of the course is for students to integrate the knowledge gained in the Public Safety Administration concentration courses. The course must be taken at Charter Oak State College. (3 credits)
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Examine leadership from a public safety perspective
- Understand their own personal leadership traits and learn how to apply those traits to best advantage within their own organizations.
- Examine and actively work with the skills needed to understand, build and disseminate leadership and learn the role of leadership within a broader societal environment.
- Build their own personal leadership development plan within the context of the knowledge areas and disciplines which they have been exposed to within the over-all Public Safety Administration concentration.
Course Activities and Grading
Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore
- Anderson, Terry. Every Officer is a Leader: Transforming Leadership in Police, Justice, and Public Safety. 2nd ed. Trafford Publishing, 2006. ISBN-10: 1-4120-2529-X or ISBN-13: 978-1-4120-2529-4
Additional Required Materials
(Not available through bookstore)
- Students are required to purchase the Online Leadership Skills Inventory - Self (LSI-S)
- Scholarly articles and technical material posted to the class web site each week. The class site will also feature several Power Point presentations, streaming media and hyperlinks to other sources of information about leadership as well as a glossary.
Note: All weeks run Monday - Sunday
|Week||SLOs||Readings and Exercises||Assignment(s)|
Topics: Leadership Inventory and Leaders and the Leadership Process
Topics: The Skills of Interpersonal Communications and Conflict Management
Topic: The Skills of Versatility: Style, Role and Skill Shifting
Topic: Building the personal leadership plan & Leader Power
Topic: Deep structure strategic planning, competence in using leadership skills and RCMP/FLETC leadership competencies plus Interpersonal factors of leadership
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.