phl716 | Graduate

Knowledge Of Theory And Practice

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This course helps learners understand the purpose of inquiry and the wide spectrum of epistemological assumptions and values that underlie scholarly research and the definitions and uses of knowledge in the workplace. Learners clarify their individual philosophies regarding the definition, purpose, acquisition, and application of knowledge through an exploration of diverse theoretical approaches to the nature of knowledge and cognition and representative concrete examples of the application of epistemology to various professions, management theories, and fields of human endeavor.

Course Competencies

  • Use appropriate epistemological terms and concepts to discuss knowledge and its role in business and leadership.
  • Defend positions on epistemological issues using clear, effective, expository reasoning.
  • Analyze the epistemological assumptions underlying contemporary theoretical and research-based scholarship.
  • Apply the study of epistemology to leadership and management in a variety of organizational settings.


This graduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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