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Leadership  Minor

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Also offered via Ecampus.


The Leadership minor is designed for all undergraduates interested in developing premier leadership, enhancing professional competencies, and fostering the skills necessary to meet the local, national, and international needs of our society. The Leadership minor is centered on leadership theory (education), trait/skill development (training), and application (development). It is designed to allow students to apply the course work in a relevant and relational manner.

Specifically, the course work focuses on major theories of leadership including contingency, path-goal, leader-member exchange theories as well as transformational, authentic, team, and servant leadership. Within each theory and type of leadership, students will be challenged to consider leadership ethics, leadership culture, gender in leadership, and integration of leadership into personal, civic, and social change. In addition, the elective courses allow students to pursue the development of trait and skill competencies necessary for employment in their chosen field. Students will then have the opportunity to directly apply their learning through a leadership internship, service learning project, or research opportunity.

Leadership Theory (8 credits)

LEAD 242. Personal Leadership Development (3) Available via Ecampus.
LEAD 342. Team and Organizational Leadership (3) Available via Ecampus.
LEAD 444. Leadership Minor Capstone (2) Available via Ecampus.

Trait/Skill Development (10 credits)

Select 10 credits: no more than 2 courses from any single department:
AG 421. ^Leadership Development (3) Available via Ecampus.
AHE 499. Special Topics: Emerging Leaders (2) Available via Ecampus.
ALS 295. Last Year Experience (2)
AS 311. Leadership Fundamentals, Team Building and Problem Solving (3)
COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
COMM 316. Advanced Persuasion (3)
COMM 322. Small-Group Problem Solving (3) Available via Ecampus.
IE 470. Management Systems Engineering (4)
KIN 230. Introduction to Adventure Programs (3)
KIN 231. Human Group Dynamics (3)
KIN 299. Special Topics: Backcountry Leadership (3)
LEAD 442. Leadership Skills for Career Success (3) Available via Ecampus.
LEAD 443. Leadership Through Conversations (3) Available via Ecampus.
MS 211. Military Science II: Foundations of Leadership I (2)
NS 211. Leadership and Management (5)
PAC 299. Special Topics: Challenge Course Facilitation (1)
PHL 205. *Ethics (4) Available via Ecampus
PHL 207. *Political Philosophy (4) Available via Ecampus.
PHL 280. *Ethics of Diversity (4)
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3) Available via Ecampus.
PSY 370. Personality (4) Available via Ecampus.
PSY 437. Motivation (4) Available via Ecampus.
WGSS 224. *Women: Personal and Social Change (3) Available via Ecampus.

Applied Leadership Development (10 credits)

Select 10 credits total, may include a mix of the following courses. All are available via Ecampus:
LEAD 401. Leadership Research (1–10)
LEAD 409. Practicum: Service Learning (1–10)
LEAD 410. Leadership Internship (1–10)
LEAD 442. Leadership Skills for Career Success (3)
LEAD 443. Leadership Through Conversations (3)



* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Minor Code: 267

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