Ready to Apply?
1) Enroll in LDS 1301 and do well.
2) Fill out an application for the minor.
3) Notify your academic advisor of your new minor.
4) Take remaining core courses.
5) Take 2 elective courses (either pre-approved or by petition).
Minor in Leadership Studies
Minor in Leadership Studies
The Minor in Leadership Studies is designed to prepare students for leadership in their chosen vocation. The minor is dedicated to advancing the field of leadership by engaging students in theoretical and practical knowledge of the field. Students in the minor are encouraged to critically think about and apply analytical skills to develop their own understanding of leadership that will create a mindset to live a life of service in whatever their chosen vocation.
The Minor in Leadership Studies represents a joint partnership between the School of Education (Educational Administration) and the Academy for Leader Development & Civic Engagement (Student Life)
The Leadership minor requires 18 credit hours. 12 credit hours must include courses from the Leadership Studies Core: Additionally, you must earn at least 6 hours of elective credit.
LDS 1301 Introduction to Leadership Theory - 3 Credit Hours
This course provides insights into a students present leadership strengths and developmental needs. It prepares students for positional and non-positional roles of leadership. Specifically, the course focuses on understanding a variety of theories and perspectives on leadership and begins the process of conceptualizing ononeown view of leadership.
LDS 2301 Vocation Specific Leadership - 3 Credit Hours
This course explores personal strengths, values, and aspirations for influencing the world through a unique vocation or calling. Through this experience, students will become committed to their own personal growth as a human being, as well as to the personal growth of others in the class. In addition, applications of a variety of historical or contemporary perspectives on vocation and calling will be emphasized.
LDS 3V01 Special Topics in Leadership - 3 Credit Hours
Courses covering special topics in leadership theory, development, and application will continually be offered. Examples of such courses include: Women in Leadership, Leadership in a Multicultural World, and Leadership in a Complex Technological Society.
LDS 4398 Advanced Leadership Theory - 3 Credit Hours
This course is the culminating, capstone, academic experience for students seeking the Leadership minor. It will require that you offer special attention to the practice of personal reflection, especially with regards to your beliefs about leadership and how you hope to exercise it in your life. In additional, I hope your reflective insights will become community property, open to challenge, revision, and more importantly, the possibility that your learning will serve as inspiration to someone else on the leadership journey.
6 hours of electives (either from pre-approved list below or approved by petition)
BUS 3303 Managerial Communications
GTX 3350 Great Texts in Leadership
MGT 4305 Principled Leadership
For More Information
T. Laine Scales, Ph.D.
Professor of Higher education and Coordinator Leadership Studies Minor Coordinator
Mars McLean Science Building (MMSCI) 127