Leadership Studies Minor

The Leadership Studies Minor offers unique opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills through experiential activities such as service learning, student organization leadership roles and community outreach programs. Leadership students will:

  • Enhance their individual student experience on campus
  • Develop their leadership abilities
  • Practice leadership skills by getting involved in campus student organizations, programming, and event planning.

 

As they progress through the program, students develop their leadership skills guided by philosophy and personal growth. The program is designed to build student leaders who adhere to Franciscan values and engage in service to others for purposes of creating a higher quality of life for all.

The 18 credit-hour minor contains a combination of required and elective course work including field experiences. Field experiences I & II provide a training laboratory for students to be able to apply and practice their skills in leadership positions in university and community outreach programs. Senior Leadership is a capstone experience where students plan, design, and implement a leadership project and finalize their leadership portfolio. Also, these students take an active mentorship role with new students coming into the Leadership Studies program.

The program requires students to participate in outside the classroom leadership development activities, service learning, student organization leadership roles, and community outreach programs. Co-curricular experiences enable students to: enhance their individual student experience on campus, develop their leadership abilities, and practice leadership skills by getting involved in campus student organizations, programming, and event planning.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Identify and describe traditional and contemporary theories of leadership and leadership identity.
2. Develop and describe a personal philosophy of leadership based on relational and social change leadership models within a Franciscan philosophical context.
3. Demonstrate the ability to lead based on personal leadership philosophy.
4. Provide leadership service utilizing the servant leadership model to the University.
5. Provide leadership service utilizing the servant leadership model to local, regional, national or international communities.
6. Demonstrate leadership communication skills.
7. Demonstrate multicultural competence and principles of inclusion within a global society.
8. Critique current leadership studies literature.
9. Demonstrate the ability to critique leadership methods of yourself and others.
10. Engage in reflective practices to further one’s leadership development.

 

Minor Program: Leadership Studies (18 semester total)

Required Courses (15 semester hours)
LEAD 101 Introduction to Leadership Studies (3)
LEAD 213 Leadership in a Global Community (3)
LEAD 220 Field Experience I (2)
LEAD 320 Field Experience II (2)
LEAD 420 Senior Leadership Experience (2)
RSTM 300 Team Facilitation and Leadership Principles (3)

 

Elective Course (3 semester hours)
One course from the following:

CMMA 101 Concepts of Communication (3)
CMMA 201 Principles of Public Relations (3)
CMMA 303 Gender Communications (3)
EDUC 100 Human Relations (3)
EDUC 210 Teaching in a Diverse (3)
HIST 241 History of Africa (3)
HIST 246 History of Latin America (3)
HIST 351 Classical Civilization of Greece and Rome (3)
MGMT 362 Supervisory Management
MGMT 350 Corporate Communication
MGMT 351 Managerial Communication
MGMT 370 Entrepreneurship
MGMT 371 Service Management
MKTG 371 Service Marketing (3)
MKTG 376 Consumer Behavior (3)
MKTG 395 International Marketing (3)
PHIL 320 Contemporary Issues in Ethics (3)
PHIL 323 Ethics and Environmental Issues (3)
PHIL 330 Business Ethics (3)
POLI 205 Contemporary Political and Social Justice Issues (3)
POLI 220 Public Administration (3)
POLI 221 State and Local Politics (3)
POLI 230 Political Communications (3)
POLI 328 The US in World Affairs (3)
PSYC 221 Group Dynamic (3)
PSYC 311 Social Psychology (3)
RSTM 200 Outdoor Leadership (3)
RSTM 210 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation (3)
RSTM 211 Program Design and Leadership Methods in Recreation Services (3)
RSTM 250 Recreation and Youth Development (3)
SWRK 241 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3)
SWRK 316 Women in Contemporary Society (3)
THEO 290 World Religions (3)
THEO 312 Philosophy of Religion (3)
THEO 330 Theology of Death and Dying (3)

Note: This list of elective courses meets program goals/outcomes criteria but it is not all inclusive. Other courses would be considered.

Certificate Program

Leadership Development
The leadership development certificate is designed for a transfer student with a completed associate degree and for the non-degree seeking adult student. More specifically, the certificate curriculum for transfer and adult students is focused on servant leadership, team building, civic engagement, partnership development and collaboration, and exploration of alternative solutions to social justice issues. Additionally, students in the certificate program engage in experiential learning activities in community outreach programs.

Leadership Development Requirements (12 semester hours)

LEAD 213 Leadership in a Global Community
LEAD 321 Leadership Development
RSTM 300 Team Facilitation and Leadership Principles

Elective Course (3 semester hours)
One course from the following:

CMMA 101 Concepts of Communication (3)
CMMA 201 Principles of Public Relations (3)
CMMA 303 Gender Communications (3)
EDUC 100 Human Relations (3)
EDUC 210 Teaching in a Diverse (3)
HIST 241 History of Africa (3)
HIST 246 History of Latin America (3)
HIST 351 Classical Civilization of Greece and Rome (3)
MGMT 362 Supervisory Management
MGMT 350 Corporate Communication
MGMT 351 Managerial Communication
MGMT 370 Entrepreneurship
MGMT 371 Service Management
MKTG 371 Service Marketing (3)
MKTG 376 Consumer Behavior (3)
MKTG 395 International Marketing (3)
PHIL 320 Contemporary Issues in Ethics (3)
PHIL 323 Ethics and Environmental Issues (3)
PHIL 330 Business Ethics (3)
POLI 205 Contemporary Political and Social Justice Issues (3)
POLI 220 Public Administration (3)
POLI 221 State and Local Politics (3)
POLI 230 Political Communications (3)
POLI 328 The US in World Affairs (3)
PSYC 221 Group Dynamic (3)
PSYC 311 Social Psychology (3)
RSTM 200 Outdoor Leadership (3)
RSTM 210 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation (3)
RSTM 211 Program Design and Leadership Methods in Recreation Services (3)
RSTM 250 Recreation and Youth Development (3)
SWRK 241 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3)
SWRK 316 Women in Contemporary Society (3)
THEO 290 World Religions (3)
THEO 312 Philosophy of Religion (3)
THEO 330 Theology of Death and Dying (3)