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Requirements for the Minor in Leadership

Leadership MinorThe purpose of the Minor in Leadership is to further students’ development as leaders through curricular work. The minor will provide a formal curricular structure that offers leadership development opportunities to students who wish to work in organizations—whether businesses, government agencies, or nonprofits. Its courses will provide the conceptual and analytical foundations about the nature and practice of leadership to supplement students’ practical experience and co-curricular skill development activities.

The minor features a multidisciplinary approach—an introduction and a capstone course that will frame the insights that students will gain from a variety of relevant options that will suit their own interests. This structure will help them to connect and integrate the insights of a variety of disciplines in understanding the complex phenomenon of leadership.

Students must take five-course units for the Minor in Leadership, subject to the following conditions:
• Three units must be at the 300- or 400-level.
• At most, 3 courses may have the same course designation, except for MSCI course sequence of the ROTC program.
• Meet the distribution requirement below.

Category 1: Foundations of Leadership
Choose one or two courses:

MGT 215, Leadership – no prerequisites; Sophomore+ standing required
PSY 360, Psychology of Leadership – PSY 121 or permission of the instructor.
COM 441, Organization and Leadership – no prerequisites

Category 2: Ethical and Inclusive Leadership
Choose one or two courses:

BUS 385/MGT385 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility – Junior+ standing
COM 411 Intercultural/Racial Communication – no prerequisites
MGT 310 Cross-Cultural Management – MGT 201 or PSY 267
PHL 135 Contemporary Moral Issues
PHL 255 Biomedical Ethics
PHL 270 Environmental Ethics
PHL 350 Ethical Theory – One 200-level Philosophy course or by permission of the instructor.
PHL 375 Law and Ethics
PSY 355 Psychology of Power, Oppression, and Privilege – PSY 101
PSY 363 Psychology of Ethics – PSY101 or MGT 201
WGS 499 Women’s Leadership and Social Change – WGS 200 and WGS 325

Category 3: Leadership Domain Electives
Choose up to three courses units:

BUS 375/MGT 375 Innovation
COM 240, Public Speaking in Business and Government – no prerequisites
COM 250 Small Group Communication – no prerequisites
COM 242 Interpersonal Communication
COM 261 Introduction to Public Relations
COM 270 Special Topics in Communication
COM 310 Theories of Persuasion
COM 371 Strategies of Public Relations
COM 377 Conflict and Collaborations – Sophomore+ standing required
COM 411 Intercultural/Racial Communication
COM 415 International Communication
ECO 375 Game Theory – ECO105, STA215, or STA115; and MAT125 or MAT127
ENG 452 Project Management – MAT 128, and ECO 101 or 102, and ENG 372
KHS 307 Principles and Problems of Coaching – no prerequisites
KHS 375, Healthy Lifestyle Leadership Training – no prerequisites (actually limited to Health & Wellness minors with 1-2 prior courses, although nothing shown in PAWS)
MGT 301 Organizational Behavior – MGT 201
MGT 317 Negotiations – Sophomore+ standing
MGT 415 Leadership in Business and Society – MGT 215 or MGT 301
MGT 498 Leading Organizational Change – MGT 201, senior standing
MSCI 101/102 Introduction to Military Leadership I & II (.25 cu each) – no prerequisites
MSCI 201//202 Small Unit Leadership I & II (.25 cu each – MSCI 101/102
MSCI 301/302 I & II Applied Military Leadership I & II (.5 cu each) – MSCI 201/202 and enrollment in the ROTC program
MSCI 401/402 Leadership Development and the Profession of Arms I & II (.5 cu each) – MSCI 301/302 and contract with the US Army
PBH 310 Foundations of Public Health Leadership – no prerequisites
NUR 460 Professional Role Development – NUR 420 and NUR 424
POL 300 Politics and Public Management – no prerequisites
POL 305 American Public Policy – no prerequisites
PSY 267 Organizational Psychology – PSY 101
PSY 362 Judgment & Decision Making – PSY 121 or permission of the instructor.
SOC 317 Sociology of Organizations – no prerequisites
SOC 385 Applied Sociology – no prerequisites


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