Columbia College offers a Minor in Leadership Studies which includes formal coursework and experiential learning. Areas of emphasis include historic and contemporary models of leadership, issues of social context, ethics, cultural and self-awareness, critical thinking, decision-making, strategic planning, group communication, and an understanding of the social importance of service.
The requirements for a Minor in Leadership Studies includes 16 hours of coursework as outlined below.
Required Courses (10 semester hours)
- LEAD 101: Leadership in Context (1 s.h., offered Spring Semesters)
- LA 201: The Sophomore Experience: Gender, Diversity & Social Justice (3 s.h.)
- LA 301: Women, Leadership, & Social Change (3 s.h.)
- LEAD 401LS: Leadership in Action (3 s.h., capstone Leadership Semester)
Elective Courses (6 semester hours)
Depending on your goals and interests, the following electives (only 6 hours required) might be a fit if you are interested in the following areas:
Communication, Advocacy & Leadership
- BUS 333 - Strategies for Effective Organizational Leadership
- COMM 250 - Business and Professional Communication
- COMM 310 - Persuasion
- COMM 320 - Leadership & Communication
- COMM 330 - Rhetoric of Public Advocacy
Public Policy & Leadership
- COMM 240 - Small Group Communication
- POSC 219 Political Participation
- POSC 250 - Public Policy
- POSC 405 - Women of the Third World
- WRIT 235 - Public Relations Writing
Women & Leadership
- COMM 360 - Gender & Communication
- ENG 340 - American Women Writers
- PHIL 200 - Women & Philosophy
- PSY 235 - Psychology & Sociology of Gender
- REL 255 - Women & Religion
* Proposals to count other courses for elective credit will be considered by the Director of Leadership Studies, but only prior to enrolling in the course.
For more information, contact:
Tamara L. Burk, Ph.D.
Director of Leadership Studies