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Minor Requirements

link to 2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Total Credits Required: 19

1. Required Core Courses (13 credits)
CMST 102 Introduction to Human Communication (3 credits)
Fundamental theory and practice of human communication in dyadic, small-group, and public situations. Not open to students who have credit for former CMAT 102. Every semester.

LEAD 101 Introduction to Leadership Studies (3 credits)
Examines fundamental principles and develops basic skills for effective leadership in group, organization, and community contexts. Spring.

LEAD 201 Leadership Theories and Practices (3 credits)
Examines traditional and contemporary leadership theories and their application to current leadership challenges. Fall.

LEAD 401 Citizen Leader (4 credits)
Theoretical and experiential exploration of the opportunities, obstacles, and benefits involved in becoming engaged in civic life and social change. Requires extensive field experience. Variable. Prerequisites: CMST 102, LEAD 101, LEAD 201, and 6 credits from approved elective list. Students who have previously earned credit for LEAD 250 cannot earn credit for LEAD 401.

2. Leadership Values and Skills (3 credits)
Select one of the following courses:

CMST 215 Small Group Communication
CMST 300 Interpersonal Communication
CMST 322 Presentational Communication
CMST 335 Organizational Communication
CMST 345 Conflict Management
MGMT 356 Leadership and Human Behavior
MGMT 405 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
PHIL 201 Ethics
PHIL 304 Social Philosophy
PHIL 314 Business Ethics
POSC 462 Personality and Politics
PSYC 385 Group Processes
PSYC 414 Theories of Personality
PSYC 418 Social Psychology
SOWK 375 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
SOWK 473 Generalist Practice with Groups

3. Leadership Environments (3 credits)
Select one of the following courses:

LEAD 499 Independent Study (3 cr.)
MGMT 251 Management of Organizations
MGMT 357 Human Resources Management
MGMT 359 Quality Management
POSC 321 State and Local Politics
POSC 323 Public Administration
POSC 352 Interest Groups
POSC 358 American Public Policy
POSC 427 The American Presidency
RECR 380 Recreation Leadership
RECR 382 Program Planning
SOCI 325 Community Analysis
SOWK 370 Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work