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Leadership Studies Minor

Program Description 

Set an example, organize people and processes, and ultimately be a force for positive change with the Leadership Studies Minor at the University of Utah Asia Campus. Students of this program will have an opportunity to discuss leadership practices and theories and then apply these topics to hands-on leadership activities. The program curriculum includes an introductory leadership course, a fieldwork experience class, and a capstone course, with electives from three categories—Ethical and Cultural Foundations; Group, Organizational, and Community Contexts; and Practical Skills, Instruments, and Processes—rounding out the curriculum. Through discussion, service, and community involvement, the Leadership Studies program will give you what it takes to be a leader in contemporary society.

*UAC offers LDRSP 2020 (Foundations in Leadership) and LDRSP 4100 (Leadership Minor Field Experience).  

Academic and Career Opportunities

The U of U Salt Lake City Campus offers many involvement opportunities for Leadership Studies students. Join the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) to help make your and other students’ experience at the U a great one. If you want to lead in a smaller setting, consider becoming a peer advisor for LEAP, a two-semester class that helps new students transition to college. Upon completion of the minor, put your leadership skills to work with careers in business, management, or public office. If you want to attend graduate school, consider programs and subsequent careers in administration or law.

 


Leadership Minor

The minor in Leadership Studies utilizes expertise and courses throughout the university community in an effort to provide students with a variety of opportunities to explore leadership philosophies, theories, case examples, and practices. 

Program Goals

  • To facilitate an ongoing conversation between theory and practice with respect to the multiple stances and roles of leadership in contemporary society 
  • To bolster an innovative, cross-disciplinary experience for students
  • To construct a forum for students to engage in service, experiential education and community involvement
  • To enable students to apply knowledge gained through the leadership curriculum to various leadership experiences

Minimum Minor Hours: 19 

Required Courses

15 - 23 Total Credits
Complete the following:
  • LDRSP2020 - Foundations in Leadership (3) 
  • LDRSP4100 - Leadership Minor Practicum Seminar (4)
  • LDRSP4750 - Leadership Capstone: Reflections on Leadership (3)

Category I - Ethical and Cultural Foundations

Complete at least 1 of the following:
  • BUS1050 - Foundations of Business Thought (3)
  • COMM5660 - Media Ethics (3)
  • COMM6660 - Media Ethics: Graduate (3)
  • ED PS3010 - Indentity and Inclusivity (3)
  • ETHNC3420 - American Racism (3)
  • ETHNC4540 - Chicana/o History Since 1849 (3)
  • GNDR3100 - Medusa and Manifestos: Identity and Protest in the Information Age (3)
  • GNDR4610 - Women in American History Since 1870 (3)
  • HIST4370 - History of American Social Movements (3)
  • HIST4380 - U.S. Environmental History (3)
  • HIST4540 - Chicana/o History Since 1849 (3)
  • HIST4610 - Women in American History Since 1870 (3)
  • PHIL3500 - Ethics (3)
  • PHIL3510 - Business and Professional Ethics (3)
  • PHIL3530 - Environmental Ethics (3)
  • PHIL3700 - Political Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL3730 - Justice and International Affairs (3)
  • PSY2500 - Social Psychology (3)
  • PSY4963 - Honors Topics in Personality and Social Psychology (3)
  • SOC3334 - Class, Race & the American Dream (3)
  • SOC4085 - Cities and Communities (3)
  • SP ED3020 - Special Education Globalization and International Perspectives (3)
  • SW3550 - Social Diversity and Cultural Understanding (4)
  • BUS1051 - Honors Foundations of Business Thought (3)
  • COMM1500 - Media and Society (3)

Category II - Group, Organizational & Community Contexts 

 Complete at least 1 of the following:

  • ART3450 - Synthetic Sculpture (3)
  • ARTH3450 - Land Art and Experimental Geography (3)
  • CMP3100 - Planning Theory and Practice (3)
  • CMP3101 - Honors People and Place I (3)
  • CMP3250 - Planning Process and Methods (3)
  • COMM3170 - Introduction to Organizational Communication (3)
  • ECON4670 - Economics Research in the Community (3)
  • ECS5709 - Building Family-School Partnerships for Youth Success (3)
  • ED PS3010 - Indentity and Inclusivity (3)
  • ELP4540 - Cultural Diversity in American Colleges & Universities (3)
  • ETHNC2520 - Diversity Scholars: Students of Color Navigating a Predominantly White Institution (3)
  • GNDR3200 - Westside Leadership Institute (3)
  • GNDR3400 - Girls' Lives: Community Engaged Learning (3)
  • GNDR3500 - Where We Stand: Social Science Perspectives on Gender and Youth (3)
  • H EDU3050 - Community Health Issues (3)
  • HNKLY4100 - Global Community Based Research (3)
  • HONOR3005 - International Leadership Academy (3)
  • HONOR3101 - Honors People and Place I (3)
  • LDRSP3960 - Leadership Development in Higher Education (1 - 3)
  • MGT3680 - Human Behavior in Organizations (3)
  • MIL S3020 - Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations (3)
  • MIL S3960 - Military History Leadership in Adversity (3)
  • MUSC4100 - Career Development (3)
  • PCS4950 - Creating Inclusive Communities Through Dialogue (3)
  • PHIL3730 - Justice and International Affairs (3)
  • POLS3150 - The American Presidency (3)
  • POLS3700 - Urban Politics (3)
  • POLS3827 - Student Lab for Social Change (3)
  • PRT2320 - Recreation Programming and Leadership (4)
  • PSY4450 - Intergroup Relations: Our Prejudices and Stereotypes (3)
  • PSY4963 - Honors Topics in Personality and Social Psychology (3)
  • SOC3020 - Social Psychology (3)
  • SP ED3020 - Special Education Globalization and International Perspectives (3)
  • SW4100 - Global Community Based Research (3)
  • THEA4615 - Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) (3)
  • THEA4630 - Theatre for Social Action (3)
  • BENN2030 - Introduction to Civic Leadership (3)
  • UGS2230 - BlockU: Global Citizenship (3)
  • FCS5964 - Special Topics in Consumer Studies and Family Economics (1 - 5)
  • CMP4030 - Leadership and Community Engagement (3)

 

Category III - Practical Skills, Instruments & Processes

 Complete at least 1 of the following:

  • CMP4030 - Leadership and Community Engagement (3)
  • COMM1270 - Analysis of Argument (3)
  • COMM3150 - Foundations of Argument, Conflict and Dialogue (3)
  • COMM4170 - Applied Organizational Communication (4)
  • COMM5170 - Contemporary Issues in Organizational Communication (3)
  • ECON4670 - Economics Research in the Community (3)
  • ENVST3011 - Wilderness, Leave No Trace, and Leadership (1 - 4)
  • FILM3520 - Documentary and Social Justice (4)
  • GNDR3200 - Westside Leadership Institute (3)
  • HNKLY4100 - Global Community Based Research (3)
  • LEAP1250 - Reasoning and Rational Decision Making (3)
  • MGT3810 - Business and Professional Communication (3)
  • MGT4860 - Managing Organizational Conflict (3)
  • MGT3750 - Managing Diversity in Organizations (3)
  • MGT5830 - Leadership, Power, and Supervisory Behavior in Organizations (3)
  • MIL S1010 - Introduction to the Army and Critical Thinking (2)
  • MIL S1020 - Introduction to the Profession of Arms (2)
  • MIL S2010 - Leadership and Decision Making (3)
  • MIL S2020 - Army Doctrine and Team Development (3)
  • OIS2340 - Business Statistics (3)
  • PCS4950 - Creating Inclusive Communities Through Dialogue (3)
  • PHIL1250 - Reasoning and Rational Decision Making (3)
  • PRT3205 - Hospitality Supervision (3)
  • PRT2320 - Recreation Programming and Leadership (4)
  • PSY3440 - Personality Theories (3)
  • PUBPL3100 - Survey Research for Public Policy (3)
  • SW4100 - Global Community Based Research (3)
  • WRTG3010 - Critical Thinking and Writing (3)
  • BENN3825 - Community Engagement Capstone (1 - 3)
Grand Total Credits: 15 - 23
 

 

Last Updated: 9/24/20