Leadership Studies - Minor

Leadership Studies is a minor dedicated to the exploration of the theory and practice of leadership. As an emerging, integrative discipline, the field draws on historical, philosophical, and organizational communication theory with special focus on ethics and power. The minor educates women to take on the unique challenges faced by female leaders in a multicultural global community. Based on the fundamental principle that good leadership is ethical, effective, and enduring, the program engages students from a range of majors to gain the content, practice, and reflection necessary to become leaders in respective fields and beyond.

This minor is offered in the College for Women only.


The minor requires 18 credits of course work (plus prerequisites, if applicable).

COMM 2000Foundations in Leadership4
COMM 4602Internship2-4
or COMM 4604 Internship
Select one of the following from Critical Thinking, Global-minded, Women: 4
Challenging Oppressions, Civic Engagement and Change
History of Feminism in Western Society
History of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights in the U.S.
Foundations in Women's Studies
Select two of the following:8
Introduction to Communication: Women and Social Change
Speaking to Lead and Influence
Small Group Communication
Rhetoric, Civic Participation and Social Justice
Communication in Organizations
Leadership and the Art of Persuasion
Language as Power
Women in America to 1920
Women in Asia
U.S. Women Since 1920
Women in Europe Since 1500
Leadership, Effective Teams and Change Management
Sales Force Leadership
Social Movements-Social Change
Group Work Skills
Social Policy for Social Change
Total Credits18-20