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Academic Components


Group COLOR acronym: Community, Outreach, Leaders, Of, ReformScholars in the Urban Leadership Program take coursework from the Leadership Studies Minor curriculum.  The minor is not required for participation in the program, but all students in the program must take an academic course each semester of enrollment in the program. 

Overview of Minor

Leadership Studies Minor Description from Catalog

Leadership is a subject of vital importance.  It is a topic that cuts across time and place, as well as traditional disciplinary boundaries.  As such, leadership is extremely relevant in a broad range of contexts from local and global politics to business, ethics, and education.  This minor offers students a conceptual understanding of leadership studies that, when combined with co-curricula and experiential components, provides them with an increased awareness of their role in a world of multi-layered change.

Required Courses:

    * LDR 1010 - Leadership and Social Change
    * LDR 3010 - Perspectives on Leadership
      Subtotal: 6

Electives: (12 credit hours)

I. Leadership Process and Organization
(2 to 9 credit hours)

    * HSP 2020 - Small Group Dynamics: Theory and Experience *
    * MGT 3000 - Organizational Management
    * SPE 3110 - Organizational Leadership *
    * HSP 3220 - Conflict Resolution and Decision Making
    * PSY 3450 - Organizational Psychology, *
    * MGT 4020 - Entrepreneurial Creativity *
    * MGT 4530 - Organizational Behavior *

* Courses marked with an asterisk have prerequisites beyond completing Level I or Level II General Studies and does not have the “or permission of instructor” option.      

II. Leaders in Context
(3 to 9 credit hours)

    * PHI 1030 - Ethics
    * PSC 3170 - leadership Studies
    * WMS 3170 - Social Justice: Self and Citizenship: A Service Learning Course *      
    * HIS 3370 - The American Presidency
    * PSC 3130 - The American Presidency
    * HIS 3380 - Nixon and the Kennedys
    * ANT 3460 - Social Organization and Evolution
    * PSC 360A - Women in Power
    * SOC 3750 - Social Change *
    * PSC 3800 - On Leaders and Leadership

III. Leadership in Multicultural Perspective
(0 to 3 credits)

    * AAS 2000 - Social Movements and the Black Experience
    * ANT 2330 - Cross-Cultural Communication
    * CHS 3100 - The Chicana/o Community
    * NAS 3200 - Native American Politics

Internship/Service Learning (3 credit hours)

This three-hour requirement can be fulfilled by either an internship or a service-learning experience offered through any department of the student’s choosing.  The internship or service-learning activity must follow the guidelines established by the participating department and must be approved by the director of the Leadership Studies program as well.

Total for Minor: 21 credit hours

This includes participation in leadership projects and workshops.


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