Community-Based Leadership minor

(18 semester hours)

Students will explore leadership as it is practiced in communities, organizations, and public institutions. Explorations of leadership as a critical activity for contemporary public life in a democratic society.

Core (6 hours)

Introductory Course (required):

EDL 232 Introduction to Community-Based Leadership (3)

Communications course (required) choose ONE:

AAA/AMS/BWS/LAS/WGS 211 Writing with Purpose: Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Communication (3)

COM 135 Introduction to Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (3)

COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3)

COM 143 Introduction to Media (3)

COM 259 Introduction to Strategic Communication and Public Relations (3)

COM 436 Intercultural Communication (3)

COM 428 Communication in Conflict Management (3)

COM 431 Persuasion Theory and Research (3)

JRN 101 Introduction to Journalism (3)

Electives (9 hours)

Students will select courses reflective of a range of the 7 essential leadership competencies and their own interests and goals - Students must span at least 5 of the competencies.

Personal (PER):

EDL 206 The Nature of Group Leadership (2)

WST/SJS 103 Introduction to Community Service and Learning (2)

WGS 402 Engaged Learning Practicum (1-6)

Interpersonal (INT):

COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3)

DST/SOC/EDP/WGS 375 (Dis)Ability Allies: To be or not to be? Developing Identify and Pride from Practice (3)

EDL 206 The Nature of Group Leadership (2)

FSW 381 Parent-Child Relations in Diverse Families (3)

GEO 458 Cities of Difference (3)

GEO 462 Public Space (3)

THE 439 Special Techniques for the Actor (3; maximum 6)

WGS 401 The Role of Women in a Transforming Society (3)

Social Systems (SSY):

BWS 470 Social/Political Activism (3)

EDL 204 Sociocultural Studies in Education (3)

FSW 462 Family Policy and Law (3)

FSW 381 Parent-Child Relations in Diverse Families (3)

FSW 481 Adolescent Development in Diverse Families (3)

GEO F106 First Year Seminar

GEO 271 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation (3)

GEO 451 Urban and Regional Planning (3)

GEO 458 Cities of Difference (3)

GLG 307 Water and Society (3)

HST 216 Introduction to Public History (3)

SJS/SOC 165 Introduction to Social Justice Studies (3)

SJS/SOC 323 Social Justice and Change (3)

SOC/BWS 348 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)

SOC/BWS/SJS 470 Social/Political Activism (3)

SOC 409 Systems of Justice (3)

Leadership Theory (LDT):

EDL 206 The Nature of Group Leadership (2)

WGS 401 The Role of Women in a Transforming Society (3)

Organizational (ORG):

DST/SOC/EDP/WGS 375 (Dis)Ability Allies: To be or not to be? Developing Identify and Pride from Practice (3)

FSW 462 Family Policy and Law (3)

GEO 451 Urban and Regional Planning (3)

SOC 409 Systems of Justice (3)

SOC/BWS/SJS 470 Social/Political Activism (3)

WGS 402 Engaged Learning Practicum (1-6)

Contextual (CTX):

EDL 204 Sociocultural Studies in Education (3)

FSW 381 Parent-Child Relations in Diverse Families (3)

FSW 462 Family Policy and Law (3)

FSW 481 Adolescent Development in Diverse Families (3)

GEO 271 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation (3)

GEO 451 Urban and Regional Planning (3)

GEO 458 Cities of Difference (3)

GEO 462 Public Space (3)

GLG 307 Water and Society (3)

HST 216 Introduction to Public History (3)

SJS/SOC 165 Introduction to Social Justice Studies (3)

SJS/SOC 323 Social Justice and Change (3)

SOC 409 Systems of Justice (3)

WST/SJS 103 Introduction to Community Service and Learning (2)

Catalytic (CAT):

AAA/AMS/BWS/LAS/WGS 211 Writing with Purpose: Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Communication (3)

GEO/WGS 436 Women, Gender, and the Environment (3)

SJS 323 Social Justice and Change (3)

SOC/BWS/SJS 470 Social/Political Activism (3)

WGS 401 The Role of Women in a Transforming Society (3)

WGS 402 Engaged Learning Practicum (1-6)

THE 439 Special Techniques for the Actor (3; maximum 6)

Culminating course (required)

EDL 464 Community-Based Leadership and Change (3)

** Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA in minor classes required to receive minor degree.

***Students can apply up to six (6) hours of course-work already taken from the list of Electives OR from Communication course requirement options.

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