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Requirements for the Minor in Leadership Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies
804 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: 716-673-3173

NOTE:  Requirements may differ according to date of enrollment

Requirements for the Minor:

Completion of the minor requires a minimum of 21 credit hours. Coursework focuses on five basic components: theory of leadership development; leadership in a changing world; communication skills (oral and written); techniques for working with groups and organizations; and presentation skills. The minor includes a required internship, scheduled in consultation with the program coordinator.

Core (6 Credits):
LEAD 201     Advanced Leadership Development 
LEAD 490     Internship in Leadership Development

Electives (15 Credits):
Must cover at least three of the following areas. At least six (6) of these credits must be at the 300-400 level, and no more than three (3) of these credits may be from any one discipline. Note that many of these courses have prerequisites, but often the prerequisite is a course that could be taken to satisfy a requirement in the College Core Curriculum.

Global Perspectives:
AMST 347    U.S. Immigration
COMM 465   Intercultural Communication
ECON 320    International Trade/Finance
ECON 345    Comparative Economic Systems
ENGL 351    Language and Society
HIST 204     World Regional Geography (SSED204)
INED 400    Study Abroad
MUED 315   Music, Play & Self
POLI 352     World Political Geography
POLI 356     U.S. Foreign Policy
PSY370       Cross-Cultural Psychology

Communication Skills:
COMM105    Public Speaking
COMM 221   Interpersonal Communication
BUAD 235    Introduction to Business Communications
ENGL 352    History of the English Language
ENGL 373    English Grammar for Everyone
THEA 130    Acting for Non-Majors

Groups and Organizations:
BUAD 323   Management and Organizational Behavior
COMM 301   Group Communication
COMM 373   Gender and Communication
COMM 460   Organizational Communication
COMM222    Principles Public Relations
INDS 220    Introduction to Ethnicity/Race
PHED 210    Principles of Sport Management
PSY 245      Social Psychology
PSY 347      Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSY 355      Group Dynamics
PSY 380      Multicultural Counseling
SOC 204     Social Psychology
SOC 316     Minority Groups
SOC 325     Complex Organizations

Presentation Skills:
CSIT 104     Introduction to Microcomputer Software
CSIT 107     Web Programming I
COMM 110   Desktop Presentation
COMM 111   Web Design
COMM 112   Desktop Video
COMM 114   Electronic Darkroom
COMM 116   Desktop Publishing
GIS 201      Geographic Information Systems I
LEAD 101    Introduction to Leadeship Seminar

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