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Fisheries and Marine Institute (2022/2023)
11 Course Descriptions
11.1 Leadership

Leadership courses are designated by LEAD.


Leadership Fundamentals

will provide a basic introduction to leadership by focusing on what it means to be a good leader. Emphasis in the course will be on the practice of leadership. The course will examine topics such as: the nature of leadership, recognizing leadership traits, developing leadership skills, creating a vision, setting the tone, listening to out-group members, handling conflict, overcoming obstacles, ethics in leadership, and destructive leadership. Attention will be given to helping students to understand and improve their own leadership perception and performance.


Special Topics in Leadership

provides the opportunity for students to investigate the concept of Leadership through the lens of current events.

PR: LEAD 3000


Leadership Capstone Project

provides the student with an opportunity to reflect on how their personal leadership characteristics have matured through their studies. A multifaceted capstone project assignment will serve as the summative academic and intellectual experience for students.

CH: 0

PR: LEAD 3006


Project Management

(same as the former MSTM 4040, TECH 4040) introduces the student to the interdisciplinary field of project management. The course covers the interpersonal skills necessary to successfully lead or work effectively within a project team as well as providing an overview of certain planning and scheduling tools and techniques necessary for the planning and monitoring of projects.

CR: the former MSTM 4040, TECH 4040


Technological Entrepreneurship

(same as the former MSTM 4015, TECH 4015) surveys technological entrepreneurship via examples of both successful and failed businesses in technological fields. By examining cases of entrepreneurship, this course will examine challenges and opportunities facing technological entrepreneurs.

CR: the former MSTM 4015, TECH 4015


Communications and Conflict Management

(same as MARI 4107, TECH 4120) provides students with the knowledge, tools and strategies to effectively manage and resolve conflicts in the workplace. The necessary communication skills taught in this course will allow students to respond to interpersonal and organizational conflicts in a collaborative manner to ensure a safe and productive workplace.

CR: MARI 4107, TECH 4120


Advanced Technical Communications

(same as the former MSTM 4060, TECH 4060) enhances the technical communication skills of students. The course content examines technical writing fundamentals; information gathering, analysis, and documentation; proposal preparation; technical document applications; technical report preparation; graphics preparation; and technical presentations. The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop proposals, reports, and presentations for technical projects.

CR: the former MSTM 4060, TECH 4060


Structure and Functions of Technology-Based Organizations

(same as the former MSTM 4013, TECH 4013) focuses on the emergence of technology-based companies and how to implement methods to increase their organizational effectiveness. This course will concentrate on the integration of three basic frameworks which include the study of technological economics and organizational progression, structural configurations and operations, and universal and contemporary approaches to organizational design. In addition, it will examine the challenges of change that face highly dynamic industries: individual and organizational change, technological change, and national and global change.

CR: the former MSTM 4013, TECH 4013

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).