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  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Required credits in this minor: 20
Graduates with a Leadership Minor will develop a personal leadership philosophy that will help them fulfill their future roles and responsibilities as visionary leaders. The intent of the Leadership Minor is to be interdisciplinary so it can be incorporated into any current or future major.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Minor Requirements
Leadership Core
Take exactly 4 course(s) totaling exactly 11 credit(s) from the following:
· COMM 3001 - Human Relationships and Leadership [HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
· LEAD 1010 - Honors and Leadership Symposium (2.0 cr)
· LEAD 4800 - Leadership Minor Capstone (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGEC 1005 - World Agricultural Food Systems (3.0 cr)
· AGEC 4460 - International Marketing Problems and Practices (3.0 cr)
· COMM 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3000 - Communication Theory (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3704 - Business and Professional Speaking (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4007 - Political Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4704 - Organizational Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4800 - Crisis Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4900 - Public Relations (3.0 cr)
· GBUS 3500 - Business Ethics (3.0 cr)
· ECON 2102 - Macroeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 3001 - Community Health and Wellness (3.0 cr)
· HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning (4.0 cr)
· HON 3000 - Global Leadership Seminar (3.0 cr)
· LEAD 3804 - Individual Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3215 - Organizational Behavior (3.0 cr)
· MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 2002 - Introduction to Ethics [HUMANITIES, ETH/CIV RE] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 3003 - Applied Ethics (3.0 cr)
· POL 1001 - American Government [ETH/CIV RE] (4.0 cr)
· POL 1054 - Comparative Government (3.0 cr)
· SRM 3008 - Sport Ethics and Leadership (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1021 - World Civilization I [GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 1301 - American History I [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1022 - World Civilization II [GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 1302 - American History II [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Online
The Leadership Minor Online has the same curriculum as the on-campus minor.
 
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COMM 3001 - Human Relationships and Leadership (HUMAN DIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Anti-relational/relational communication, interpersonal/group processes, conflict management, collaboration, team building, and leadership.
LEAD 1010 - Honors and Leadership Symposium
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Foundation for Honors and Leadership programs. Independent thinking, writing, discussion, leadership, research skills within a global perspective. Critical thinking skills will be emphasized throughout the course.
LEAD 4800 - Leadership Minor Capstone
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This capstone course requires students to further develop leadership skills and assess their competencies they have gained throughout the leadership minor. This course provides an experiential opportunity for students to exercise their leadership skills. prereq: 1010, senior status, or instructor consent
MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on organizational environment/human behavior. Human resource systems, motivating employees, leadership, managing change, job satisfaction, communication, group processes, interpersonal/group dynamics within organization.
AGEC 1005 - World Agricultural Food Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical preferences, consumer trends in diverse geographic regions. How global/national policies and cultures affect food trade.
AGEC 4460 - International Marketing Problems and Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Problems/practices facing companies in international trade. Import/export regulations, exchange rates, business practices/policies.
COMM 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts/skills of communication used in social/career contexts. Perception, listening, verbal/nonverbal, climate, conflict.
COMM 3000 - Communication Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identifying, defining, synthesizing, applying, and critiquing communication theories. Focuses on relationship between theory/practice within interpersonal, group, organizational, and social settings.
COMM 3704 - Business and Professional Speaking
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Developing proficiency in communication/presentation skills in business contexts. Preparing, selecting, organizing, designing, and delivering oral messages in business situations. Meeting/group facilitation, interviewing, and professional presentations.
COMM 4007 - Political Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theory of political ideology. Organizational politics/influences. Campaigns. Social movements.
COMM 4704 - Organizational Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Using communication processes to create/maintain organizations (e.g., meetings, employee assimilation, interpersonal relationships, decision making, leadership). Recognizing/identifying communication issues in organizations and applying organizational communication concepts, models, tools, and theories to resolve them.
COMM 4800 - Crisis Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Organizational crises, disasters, emergency situations. Existing academic literature, everyday media literature. Focuses on appropriate communication strategies, written composition, and delivery of speeches.
COMM 4900 - Public Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Overview of theory, practice, roles, and techniques in public relations within organizations. Writing news releases. Conducting news conferences, planning/implementing events. Responding to challenging questions from audience members. Conducting public relations audit of organization.
GBUS 3500 - Business Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ethics as compelling responsibility of today's business organizations. Moral principles/models for ethical decision making. Challenges of ethical business practices. prereq: Mgmt 3200 and Mktg 3300 or instructor consent
ECON 2102 - Macroeconomics (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Big picture of economy. Determinants of national income, national income accounting, unemployment, inflation, economic growth. Classical, Keynesian, recent theoretical approaches to modifying economic activity. Monetary/fiscal policies. International economic relations.
HSCI 3001 - Community Health and Wellness
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Health/wellness education in community settings. Topics include behavior change, education and counseling theory, needs assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in a community setting. prereq: 1072, Biol 2104, or instructor consent
HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Organizational management characteristics for modern health care settings. Management process/roles addressing resource allocation, delivery of clinical services, governance, patient satisfaction, outcome evaluation. prereq: 2010 or 38 or more occupational credits
HON 3000 - Global Leadership Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Interdisciplinary approach to current local/global issues. Leadership development in foreign location. International travel for 3 to 4 weeks. Presentation to campus community. prereq: Instructor consent
LEAD 3804 - Individual Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topic related to student's minor not covered in regularly offered courses.
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terminology, theories, concepts, and skills of managing. Basic functions of managing including, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Additional topics include decision making, business ethics, and social responsibility.
MGMT 3215 - Organizational Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Foundational understanding of people at work. Organizational behavior/business cultures. Social sciences of psychology, sociology, anthropology at work in organization. Address topics of organizational design, work relationships, leadership, communications, motivation/team building. prereq: 3200
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to marketing/strategic marketing process. Team development of marketing plan that implements product, pricing, distribution, promotional strategies. prereq: [Econ 2101 or 2102], [Psy 1001 or instructor consent]
PHIL 2002 - Introduction to Ethics (HUMANITIES, ETH/CIV RE)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Foundational concepts of ethics. Applications in various contexts.
PHIL 3003 - Applied Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Interdisciplinary examination of four areas of contemporary ethical concern: research ethics, agricultural ethics, business ethics, and biomedical ethics. prereq: 1001
POL 1001 - American Government (ETH/CIV RE)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to politics/government in United States. Constitutional origins/development, major institutions, parties, interest groups, elections, participation, public opinion. Ways of explaining politics. Nature of political science.
POL 1054 - Comparative Government
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Government systems of the United States, Soviet Union, Great Britain, Japan, and France. Third World and Middle Eastern countries' political and social impacts studied through current events.
SRM 3008 - Sport Ethics and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Ethical issues in recreation/sport. Explore values/apply critical thinking. Ethical theories. Developing framework for ethical decision-making. Applying decision-making framework to industry needs. prereq: 2000
HIST 1021 - World Civilization I (GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ancient Near East, Greece, Egypt, Rome, and Medieval Europe.
HIST 1301 - American History I (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Colonial era and early national period from the Revolution through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
HIST 1022 - World Civilization II (GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Renaissance and Modern Europe from Reformation to present.
HIST 1302 - American History II (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Gilded Age to present with emphasis on foreign involvements and wars, New Deal, civil rights, and economic developments.