Leadership Studies Minor (2011)

Students may also pursue the minor option in Leadership Studies. The minor is designed to both facilitate and enhance the transformation of students as they discover their full potential and become enlightened leaders within a democratic society. Core and elective faculty are drawn from the Colleges of Letters, Arts, and Sciences; Business; and Education.

Requirements for Leadership Studies minor option:
- Completion of 18 credit hours
- Three core courses in Leadership Studies
- One elective from each Leadership Content Area

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Up to 9 hours of courses taken as part of the Leadership Studies minor may also be counted toward a major in another LAS degree program.

Core Courses


COMM 1440 – Foundations of Leadership
COMM 2440 – Leadership Theory and Practice
COMM 4950 – Seminar in Leadership and Organizational Change

AND one elective from each Leadership content area

Electives (choose one course from each area)


Understanding Diversity
COMM 2150 – Male/Female Communication
COMM 3280 – Intercultural Communication
COMM 3330 – Gendered Leadership
PSC 3010 – Women in Politics
PSY 3450 – Psychology of Diversity
PSY/WEST 3550 – Psychology and Women
SOC/WEST 2200 – Intro Racial/Ethnic Groups
SOC/WEST 3290 – Race and Ethnic Relations

Management and Organizational Leadership
COMM 3440 – Organizational Leadership
MGMT 3300 – Introduction to Management and Organization
MGMT 4370 – Organizational Development and Change
PHIL 4160 – Business and Management Ethics
SOC 4350 –  Formal Organization

Social and Political Applications of Leadership
COMM 3770 – Ethical Leadership
COMM 4290 – Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
COMM 4770 – Leadership Communication in a Global Environment
ECON 3300 – Environmental Economics
ID/GES/WEST 3660 – Community Service
LEAD 2110 – Profiles in Leadership
LEAD 4500 – Student Leadership Seminar (only for students in CLC)
PHIL 4140 – Environmental Philosophy
PSC 4070 – Urban Politics
PSC 4390 – The Presidency
SOC 2220 – Communities in a Global Environment