Leadership Minor

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
LEAD 242PERSONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (Available via Ecampus)3
LEAD 342TEAM AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP (Available via Ecampus)3
LEAD 444LEADERSHIP MINOR CAPSTONE (Available via Ecampus)2
Trait/Skill Development
Select 10 credits of the following:10
*COMMUNICATING AGRICULTURE TO THE PUBLIC
LAST YEAR EXPERIENCE
LEADERSHIP FUNDAMENTALS, TEAM BUILDING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
*INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
ADVANCED PERSUASION
SMALL-GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING (Available via Ecampus)
MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
INTRODUCTION TO ADVENTURE PROGRAMS
HUMAN GROUP DYNAMICS
BACKCOUNTRY LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR CAREER SUCCESS (Available via Ecampus)
LEADERSHIP THROUGH CONVERSATIONS (Available via Ecampus)
MILITARY SCIENCE II: FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP I
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
ALI: CHALLENGE COURSE EXPERIENCE
*ETHICS (Available via Ecampus)
*POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (Available via Ecampus)
*ETHICS OF DIVERSITY
*WORLD VIEWS AND ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES (Available via Ecampus)
PERSONALITY (Available via Ecampus)
MOTIVATION (Available via Ecampus)
SPECIAL TOPICS
*WOMEN: PERSONAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE (Available via Ecampus)
Applied Leadership Development
Select a total of 10 credits, may include a mix of the following (All are available via Ecampus):10
LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIP
LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR CAREER SUCCESS
LEADERSHIP THROUGH CONVERSATIONS
Total Hours28

Minor Code: 267