The Leadership and Civic Engagement Minor is available to undergraduate students who are interested in developing their skills as a leader in their field of study or as a student leader within the university community. These courses provide additional educational opportunities, which supplement degree programs to support the growth of civically engaged leaders needed in the global community.
All students and community members are welcome to enroll in classes without pursuing the minor. Most courses are taught by members of the Division of Student Affairs.
Over the summer the existing minor in Leadership & Civic Engagement was moved from the College of Education into the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. The eight courses of the LCE minor were given PUA course designations, replacing their old EDU and EDUC designations.
While these classes are listed as PUA, they are not a part of the course requirements of the PUA Major. The eight classes that are specific to the LCE Minor and do not count towards the PUA Major are listed below:
Courses (3 Credits Each)
In order to earn the minor, you are required to take 18 credits from the following:
200 Level Classes are required in order to take 200 Level Courses
The purpose of this course is to encourage careful analysis of responsibilities and commitment in the context of leadership for the common good and purposeful change. From this course, an understanding of leadership as a process, rather than a position will be developed. Throughout the course, leadership theories, concepts, and skills will be explored and participants will be asked to apply this knowledge to their own leadership philosophy.
This leadership course is a survey of fundamental leadership theory and skills. Students will apply knowledge gained from the course directly to their roles as leaders on and off campus. Through course readings, experiential activities, class discussion and assignments, students will explore personal development, service, global/cultural diversity, values and ethics, organizational/ group behavior, and leadership theory, styles and practices.
This course is about leading in a dynamic 21st century world. It is designed to help participants think broadly about diversity and continue preparation for leadership positions in a global society. This course will focus on improving personal leadership skills and emphasize the importance of leading consistently with the highest ethical principles and values.
This course is designed to help participants think broadly about issues and continue their preparation for leadership positions in a socially just world. This course will focus on improving personal leadership skills and emphasize the importance of leading with the highest ethical principles and values. Students will learn the importance of civic engagement through service learning, engaging in dialogue, and understanding the Social Change Model.
This course provides an introduction to the concepts, theory, and practice of the role of a leader in conflict resolution, decreasing community conflict and understanding interpersonal conflict. Topics will include: a) conflict community development theory; b) conflict theory; c) interpersonal conflict theory; d) principles of five types of ADR strategies (negotiation, arbitration, adjudication, conciliation, and mediation); d) the application of these concepts, theories and strategies to historical and current leadership situations; and e) the development of mediation skills and a personal style of conflict resolution as a leader.
This course is designed to enable participants to plan, coordinate, and evaluate training programs and workshops. Students will learn to identify the workshop and training needs of an organization through dialogue and observation and to prepare a comprehensive plan for action. Students will also be asked to evaluate workshops and to reflect of effective methods of facilitation.
The purpose of this course is to further explore and develop concepts of leadership and personal leadership skills. In addition, students will generate a better understanding the relationship of these skills to success as a leader. This class provides an experiential learning climate which includes a strong base knowledge of leadership theory in values, ethics, communication, group dynamics, and diversity understanding as they relate to effective leadership. Furthermore, students are exposed to practical and applied experiences such as guest speakers, retreats, team building activities, community service projects, and mentoring relationships.
The purpose of this course is to provide an internship/independent study experience for Leadership and Civic Engagement Minor students by applying and further developing their knowledge and skills through a practical experience. Other goals include enhancing skills in communication and interpersonal relations, drawing connections between theory and practice, learning about leadership interventions, working with and leading diverse types of people, solving problems, reflecting upon and understanding other people and oneself, and appreciating the role of ethics and values in promoting social justice through participating in leadership roles. These goals will be pursued through supervised field work, readings, online discussion, and various written assignments.
* Indicates classes required for the completion of the LCE Minor
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