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Leadership & Civic Engagement Minor

The Minor in Leadership and Civic Engagement is designed for any student whose objective is to practice leadership on our campus and in our community. A Minor in Leadership and Civic Engagement will complement any major. It will also offer an opportunity to differentiate yourself from others on campus and in the marketplace upon graduation. Most importantly, it will give you the opportunity to effect positive change in our community.

Students eligible to declare the minor must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and have completed 54 credits. The “Request for a Minor” form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.

Students meet the requirements of the minor by completing 7 courses with a GPA of 2.5 in the 7 courses. Students may take LCE 200 without declaring the minor. The requirements for LCE 200 are the completion of 30 credits with a gpa of 3.0 or higher.

You can read course descriptions in our course catalog.

The courses are as follows:

  • LCE 200 — Introduction to Leadership and Civic Engagement
  • LCE 400 — Leadership and Civic Engagement Practicum

Electing one course from each of the 5 categories listed below will complete the minor course requirements.

Communication

Courses in this track build effective communication skills, develop problems-solving skills and attain excellence in interpersonal communication, writing and public speaking.

  • CIS 120 — Web Page Development
  • CIS 150 — Computing for Media Communication
  • CIS 220 — Intermediate Web Page Development
  • CIS 431 — Human-Computer Interaction
  • ENL 227 — Semiotics and Culture
  • ENL 260 — Intermediate Composition
  • ENL 265 — Business Communication
  • ENL 266 — Technical Communication

Ethics

Courses in this track develop integrity and understanding of the values of fairness, responsibility for self and for others, and personal accountability.

  • ACT 401- Auditing
  • CIS 381 — Social and ethical aspects of computing
  • MGT 120 — Business, Government, and Social Responsibility
  • MGT 312 — Legal Framework of Business
  • MGT 452 — Human Resource Law
  • MIS 382 — Legal & Ethical Issues in Information Systems
  • MKT 370-- Social and Ethical Issues in Marketing
  • PHL 215 — Ethics
  • IPHL 2xx — Ethics and the Courts
  • PHL 2xx — Environmental Ethics
  • PHL 2xx — Business Ethics
  • PHL 3xx — Philosophy of Rights
  • PHL 315 — Ethics
  • IIPHL 317/GRT 317 — Ethics and Health Care Professionals
  • PHL 318 — Bioethics and the Law
  • PHL 327 — History of Moral Philosophy
  • SOC 323 — Morality and Society

Group/Organization dynamics

Courses in this track develop an understanding of how groups develop into functioning units through the study of patterns of individual and group interaction and of the major tenets of social interaction that may lead to group productivity and overall effectiveness.

  • ECO 401 — Industrial Organization and Antitrust Policy
  • MGT 311 — Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 365/LST 365 — Managing People: Theory and Practice
  • MGT 336 — Management History & Theory
  • MGT 431 — Development of Work Teams
  • MGT 443 — Human Resource Development
  • MGT 461 — Organizational Development
  • PHY 162 — Science, Technology, & Society
  • IIPSC 331/LST 332 — Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • PSC 342/LST 342 — Public Administration
  • PSC 384 — International Organizations
  • PSY 204 — Social Psychology
  • PSY 312 — Organizational Behavior

Diversity/Multiculturalism

Courses in this area prepare students for a modern and complex world characterized by rapid social change and are intended to equip students to function effectively in a world of evolving diversity. They are designed to help students understand and appreciate difference.

  • AAS 101 — Introduction to African and African-American Studies
  • ECO 111/LST111/PST 142/WMS 111 — Jobs and Discrimination
  • ECO 343/AAS 343/LST 343/PST 343 — Economics of Sex and Race Discrimination
  • GRT 201 — Introduction to Gerontology
  • GRT 302 — Aging in Contemporary Society
  • HST 205 — African American History I & II
  • HST 207 — U.S. Women's History: Colonies-Present
  • HST 304 — History of North American Indians
  • HST 310/ WMS 310 — America's Working Women
  • HST 318 / WMS 318 — Women's Biography and Autobiography
  • HST 346 — Color Line in Modern America
  • MGT 420 — International Management
  • MGT 462 — Managing Diversity
  • MKT 420 — International Marketing
  • PSC 242/AAS 243/LST 243 — Ethnic Politics
  • PSC 306/AAS 306/LST 306 — Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.
  • PSC 339/PST 354/WMS 339 — Women and Public Policy
  • SOC 300/ANT 300/WMS300 — Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Identity and Culture
  • SOC 319/ANT 319/WMS319 — Gender Variation and Sexual Orientation Across Cultures
  • SOC 331/ANT331/AAS331 — Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC 337/AAS337 — Comparative Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 359/ANT 359/WMS359 — Men and Masculinities
  • WMS 101 — Introduction to Women's Studies

Policy and Decision Making

Courses in this track develop an understanding of how leadership skills are applied and decisions are made in a variety of contexts.

  • CJS 339/SOC339/AAS339 — Racism, Crime, and Justice
  • CJS 340/SOC 340 — Law and Society
  • CJS 366/PST366 — Crime, Justice, and Policy
  • ECO 337/PST 346 — Environmental Economics
  • ECO 338 — Health Economics
  • ECO 472/PST 445 — Coastal Resource Economics
  • LST 250 — Problems in Labor Studies
  • MTX 105 — Contemporary Issues in Materials Science
  • MTX 110 — Environmental Science and Business
  • POM 415 — Applied Decision Models
  • PST 301 — Theories of Policy Formation
  • PST 350 — Public Policy Problems: Process and Practitioners
  • PST 384 — Policy Analysis
  • PST 385 — Applied Policy Research
  • PSC 301 — Presidency
  • PSC 302 — Legislative Process
  • PSC 315 — Public Policy
  • PSC 322 — Constitutional Law
  • PSC 323 — Civil Liberties and Rights
  • PSC 332/WMS 332 — Sex Roles and Politics
  • SOC 336/PST 355/WMS 336 — Women and Social Policy
  • PSC 339/PST 354/WMS 339 — Women and Public Policy
  • PSC 382 — American Foreign Policy
  • SOC 220 — Social Change
  • SOC 268/ANT 268 — Environmental Issues
  • SOC 301/LST 301 — Sociology of Work
  • SOC 310/AAS310 — Social Movements
  • SOC 341/LST 341 — Community Organizing

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