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Leadership & Civic Engagement Minor 

The Minor in Leadership and Civic Engagement is designed for students whose objective is to practice leadership on our campus and in our community. A Minor in Leadership and Civic Engagement complements any major and offers an opportunity for students to differentiate themselves from others on campus and in the job market upon graduation. Most importantly, it gives students the opportunity to effect positive change in our community.

Students eligible to declare the Minor must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and completed 54 credits. Students can declare the Minor by completing and submitting the “Request for a Minor” form to the Registrar. Students meet the requirements of the Minor by completing 7 courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the 7 courses. Students may take LCE 200 without declaring the minor. The prerequisites for LCE 200 are the completion of 30 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

You can read the course descriptions in our course catalog.

Core Requirements

LCE 200 Introduction to Leadership & Civic Engagement
LCE 400 Leadership & Civic Engagement Practicum

Elective Requirements

Electing one course from each of the 5 categories listed below will complete the minor course requirements.  Please note that no more than 1 course from the same department may be taken and at least six (6) credits must be at the 300 level or above.

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 Site Development
CIS 431 Human and Computer Interaction
ENL 260 Intermediate Composition
ENL 265 Business Communications
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 & Ethical Aspects of Computing
MGT 120 Business, Government, and Social Responsibility
MGT 312 Legal Framework of Business
MGT 452 Employment Law
MKT 370 Social & Ethical Issues in Marketing
PHL 215 Introduction to Ethics
PHL 315 Ethics II
PHL 317/GRT 317 Ethics & Health Care Professionals
PHL 326 Philosophy of Law
PHL 340 Philosophy of Happiness
PHL 341 Philosophy of the Good Life
SOC 323 Morality & 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
MGT 311 Organizational Behavior
MGT 331 Project Team Management
MGT 336 Management History & Theory
MGT 365/LST 365 Leading & Managing People
MGT 443 Human Resource Management
MGT 461 Organizational Development
PHY 162 Science, Technology, and Society II: The Environment
PSC 331/LST 332 Political Parties & Interest Groups
PSC 342/LST 342 Public Administration
PSC 384 International Organizations
PSY 204 Social Psychology

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 & African-American Studies
ANT 111 Introduction to Cultural Anthology
ECO 343/AAS 343/LST 343/PST 343 The Economics of Race & Sex Discrimination
GRT 201 Introduction to Gerontology
HST 103 World History I
HST 104 World Civilizations II
HST 205 African-American History I
HST 207 Women's History in the United States: Colonial to the Present
HST 304 History of North American Indians
HST 310/WMS 310 America's Working Women
HST 318 /WMS 318 Women's Biography & Autobiography
HST 346 The Color Line in Modern America
IST 151 Introduction to Indian Civilization
MGT 462 Managing Diversity
MKT 420 International Marketing
POR 120 Introduction to the Portuguese-Speaking World
PSC 161 Introduction to International Relations
PSC 242/AAS 243/LST 243 Ethnic Politics
PSC 306/AAS 306/LST 306 Civil Rights Movements in the United States
PSC 332/WMS 332 Sex Roles & Politics
PSC 339/PST 354/WMS 339 Women & Public Policy
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 300/ANT 300/WMS 300 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Identity & Culture
SOC 306 Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity in the Media
SOC 319/ANT 319/WMS 319 Gender Variation & Sexual Orientation Across Cultures
SOC 331/ANT 331/AAS 331 Race & Ethnicity
SOC 337/AAS 337 Comparative Ethnic Relations
SOC 359/ANT 359/WMS 359 Men & Masculinities
SUS 101 Principles of Sustainability
WGS 101 Introduction to Women's Studies
WGS 213 Sex Workers, Nannies and Maids

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/SOC 339/AAS 339 Racism, Crime, and Justice
CJS 340/SOC 340 Law & Society
CJS 366/PST 366 Crime, Justice, and Policy
ECO 337/PST 346 Environmental Economics
ECO 338 Health Economics
ECO 472/PST 445 Coastal Resource Economics
MGT 490 Strategic Management & Policy Formulation
POL 102 Introduction to Policy Studies
POL 301 Theories of Policy Formation
POL 355 Women & Social Policy
POM 415 Applied Decision Models
PSC 301 The Presidency
PSC 302 The Legislative Process
PSC 315 Public Policy in America
PSC 322 Constitutional Law
PSC 323 Civil Liberties & Rights
PSC 332/WMS 332 Sex Roles & Politics
PSC 339/PST 354/WMS 339 Women & Public Policy
PSC 382 American Foreign Policy
SOC 301/LST 301 Work & Society
SOC 310/AAS 310  Social Movements
SOC 336/PST 355/WMS 336 Women & Social Policy

Contact Us

If you are interested in declaring the Leadership and Civic Engagement Minor or for more information contact:

         Matthew Roy
         LARTS 035
         mroy@umassd.edu
         Phone: 508.910.9052
         Fax: 508.999.8153

 

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