LDS: Leadership and Service

LDS 101: Introduction to Stony Brook

A seminar intended to integrate students into the Undergraduate College of Leadership and Service and into the University community by providing information about Stony Brook and a forum for discussion of values, intellectual and social development, and personal as well as institutional expectations. Required for all first year students. Not for credit in addition to ADV 101, ACH 101, GLS 101, HDV 101, ITS 101, SSO 101, SBU 101, SCH 101, or LSE 101.

Prequisite: Admission to the LDS Undergraduate College

1 credit, S/U grading

LDS 102: Undergraduate College Seminar: Leadership and Service

A seminar for all first-year students in the Undergraduate College of Leadership and Service. Seminar topics vary annually by section and cover a variety of subjects under the general scope of Leadership and Service. Required for all first year students. Not for credit in addition to ACH 102, GLS 102, HDV 102, ITS 102, or SSO 102.

Prequisite: Admission to the LDS Undergraduate College

1 credit, ABC/U grading

LDS 275: Undergraduate College Fellows Seminar

Creates a curricular component for the second year of the Undergraduate College Experience. College fellows will enroll in LDS 275 in the spring semester of their freshman year and LDS 276 in the fall semester of their sophomore year. 275 (spring) engages students in four main content areas: student development theory, scholarship on mentoring and leadership development, concepts of teaching and learning, and programming and event planning. These areas prepare students for supervised learning and teaching experiences that will occur primarily in the fall 276 course.

Prerequisites: Grade of "S" in LDS 101 and a strong desire to help other students. Enrollment in the corresponding Undergraduate College; permission of the instructor.

1 credit, S/U grading

LDS 276: Undergraduate College Fellows Practicum

The second semester in the sequence following LDS 275. Students assume higher responsibility and are given opportunities to apply teaching theories and concepts as learned in LDS 275. Students act as a TA for LDS 101.

Prerequisites: A grade of "S" in LDS 275. Enrollment in the corresponding Undergraduate College; permission of the instructor.

1 credit, S/U grading

LDS 475: Undergraduate College Teaching Practicum

The purpose of this course is to allow upper-division students the opportunity to work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's scheduled Undergraduate College seminars. The student must attend all classes and carry out tasks assigned by the faculty member to assist in teaching the course. The student will meet with the instructor on a regular basis to discuss intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course. May be repeated up to a limit of 2 credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and department

1 credit, S/U grading

LDS 488: Undergraduate College Internship

Students learn about contemporary issues in higher education, community building, and teaching at a research university through hands-on work with faculty mentors. Work assigned will include participation in the planning and operation of events and initiatives sponsored by the Undergraduate Colleges. Students are required to submit written reports on their experiences to the Undergraduate Colleges office and Faculty Directors. May be repeated up to a limit of 6 credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and department

0-3 credits, S/U grading