All organizations need leadership and individuals with leadership potential. Similarly, individuals with leadership skills can apply those skills to most professional and personal situations. While some individuals have natural leadership potential, formal training can enhance those abilities and make graduates more appreciative and cognizant of their own role within an organization and their own leadership ability. Leadership skills are among the top ranked, and important soft skills identified in a recent national survey.
Total requirement for a Leadership Minor is 20 credits (13 credits of required courses and 7 electives).
|Required courses (13 credits):|
|LEAD 101||Introduction to Leadership||3 credits|
|COMM 212||Interpersonal Communication||3 credits|
|LEAD 400||Advanced Leadership||4 credits|
|Select one of the following:|
|PHIL 250||Ethics in Engineering and Science||3 credits|
|PHIL 251||Ethics in Healthcare||3 credits|
|PHIL 252||Ethics in Business and Public Administration||3 credits|
|PHIL 253||Environmental Ethics||3 credits|
|RELS 342||Religious Ethics||3 credits|
|Electives (7 credits):|
|COMM 110||Public Speaking||3 credits|
|COMM 308||Argumentation||3 credits|
|COMM 313||Persuasion||3 credits|
|COMM 401||Organizational Communication||3 credits|
|HIST 101||Western Civilization I||3 credits|
|HIST 102||Western Civilization II||3 credits|
|HIST 103||United States to 1877||3 credits|
|HIST 104||United States since 1877||3 credits|
|HIST 332||Women in American History to 1865||3 credits|
|HIST 333||Women in American History since 1865||3 credits|
|ISBC 320||Professional Communication for Business||3 credits|
|MGMT 300||Principles of Management||3 credits|
|MGMT 310||Organizational Behavior||3 credits|
|MGMT 475||Strategic Management||3 credits|
|POLS 115||American Government||3 credits|
|PSYCH 301||Industrial and Organizational Psychology||3 credits|
|RELS 120||Religion in America||3 credits|
|RELS 203||World Religions||3 credits|
|WGS 225||The Study of Women||3 credits|
*Successful completion of the Military Science series: MS 301, MS 302, MS 401 and MS 402 fulfills all leadership elective credit requirements.
Alternatives to elective courses listed above:
Students may propose alternative elective courses, However, they must provide evidence that the proposed course contains significant leadership skill development, discussion about leaders, or discussion of the topic of leadership to be acceptable as a substitute. All substitute courses must be approved by CoBPA advising.
LEAD 101. Learning Leadership. 3 Credits.
An introduction to leadership as a discipline including the theories of leadership, the role of leadership in history and today's society, communication and interaction with diverse individuals and groups, basic network-building concepts and assessment of application of leadership theory and skills. F,S.
LEAD 395. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits.
Topics will vary. Course will offer specialized knowledge in a specific area related to leadership. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Repeatable to 4 credits. On demand.
LEAD 400. Advanced Leadership. 4 Credits.
An in-depth analysis of the applications of leadership skills in a variety of contexts, including an experiential analysis of self (and others) as a leader within context. Students will demonstrate creative and critical thinking about leadership, communicate effectively in oral and written format, and apply networking concepts and leadership skills in an applied setting. Prerequisites: LEAD 101, completion of one ethics course, and enrollment in the minor. S.
LEAD 494. Readings in Leadership. 1-4 Credits.
Selected readings in leadership developed individually for each student. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor; must be enrolled in the Leadership minor. Repeatable to 4 credits. F,S,SS.
LEAD 497. Internship in Leadership. 1-4 Credits.
Guided, practical experience in leadership with selected organizations. Instructor, working with others in the organization, will work to help mentor students in developing their leadership skills. Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in the leadership minor; requires consent of instructor. Repeatable to 4 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.
Civic leaders in North Dakota have identified civic leadership skills as an important need. The leadership minor will educate students to be more effective in civic, professional and personal leadership roles and address current and future workforce needs.
The purpose of the leadership minor is to develop students’ understanding of and capabilities for leading and working collaboratively in professional and civic settings. Learning objectives are to:
- Critically and creatively think about the role and types of leadership on multiple levels (e.g., interpersonal, professional, organizational, civic, global).
- Effectively communicate and interact with diverse individuals and groups.
- Understand and apply network and team building concepts by identifying and cultivating a diverse set of relationships.
- Apply leadership skills, and reflect on the use of leadership skills, in a practical setting.
For information on the minor and aid in selecting courses, or to delcare a Leadership Minor, visit the CoBPA Office of Academic Advisement in Gamble Hall 127.