New Century College
College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Faculty: Holder, Lucas, Owen (director), Wagner

The interdisciplinary minor in leadership prepares students for transformative leadership in campus, local, national, and global contexts. Interdisciplinary and integrative classes examine leadership from multiple perspectives and disciplines, offering an understanding of socially-responsible leadership with an emphasis on community action. Through the required coursework and experiential learning, students critically examine diverse theories, research, and perspectives on leadership and are encouraged to explore topics such as social change and globalization, creative conflict resolution, the nature of power, oppression and influence, innovation, and systemic leadership. Civic engagement and multicultural competence are viewed as necessary requirements for leadership. The NCC Leadership Minor is open to students in all academic programs, schools, and majors.

The minor in leadership may be pursued concurrently with any undergraduate major.

Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2014-2015)

In addition to meeting the following requirements, students must meet the university requirements for all minors.

Students pursuing this minor must complete a minimum of 15 credits of coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.

Three required core courses (11-13 credits)

NCLC 204 - Leadership Theory and Practice Credits: 3
NCLC 404 - Ethics and Leadership Credits: 4 or MLSC 400 - Leadership and Management Credits: 3 and MLSC 402 - Leadership and Ethics Credits: 3
NCLC 435 - Leadership in a Changing Environment Credits: 3

One course (at least 1 credit) of experiential learning

This requirement may be fulfilled through an approved internship, community service course, or other course work that includes experiential learning. This may include offerings under NCLC 195, 395, or UNIV 300. Students need  prior written approval of the director of the minor to apply an experiential learning course to this requirement. Students in the ROTC program may fulfill this requirement by completing MLSC 400 - Leadership and Mangement and MLSC 402 - Leadership and Ethics.

At least one elective course (3 to 4 credits) chosen from:

Other courses may be applied to the this requirement with prior written approval of the director.

AVT 309 - Art as Social Action Credits: 3
NCLC 346 - Art as Social Action Credits: 4
AVT 370 - Entrepreneurship in the Arts Credits: 4
CONF 300 - Conflict Resolution Techniques and Practice Credits: 3
EDUC 303 - Politics of American Education Credits: 3
EVPP 361 - Introduction to Environmental Policy Credits: 3
FNAN 401 - Advanced Financial Management Credits: 3
GOVT 430 - Comparative Political Leadership Credits: 3
HEAL 323 - Program Leadership and Evaluation Credits: 3
NURS 436 - Leadership and Management of Health Care Credits: 3
IT 304 - IT in the Global Economy Credits: 3
MGMT 413 - Organizational Development and Management Consulting Credits: 3
MIS 435 - Knowledge Management Credits: 3
MKTG 471 - Marketing Management Credits: 3
MLSC 300 - Applied Leadership I Credits: 0 or 1
MLSC 400 - Leadership and Management Credits: 3
MLSC 402 - Leadership and Ethics Credits: 3
MSOM 301 - Managing People and Organizations Credits: 3
MSOM 302 - Managing Information in a Global Environment Credits: 3
MSOM 305 - Managing in a Global Economy Credits: 3
MSOM 306 - Managing Projects and Operations Credits: 3
PRLS 316 - Outdoor Education and Leadership Credits: 3
PSYC 231 - Social Psychology Credits: 3
PSYC 333 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology Credits: 3
SOCI 307 - Social Movements and Political Protest Credits: 3
TOUR 330 - Resort Management Credits: 3

Total: 15-17 credits

Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

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