Leadership Studies Minor

Office:  W315 Thompson Hall

(716) 673-3898

Sue McNamara, Coordinator 

Website: http://home.fredonia.edu/interdisciplinary/leadership-studies

 

The minor in Leadership Studies is an interdisciplinary program created with substantial student input. It requires 21 credit hours of course work and practicum credit. The program is designed to provide intensive study of leadership concepts and ideas, complemented by co-curricular activities provided through Student Affairs.

The goals of the Leadership Studies minor are:

  • to introduce leadership as a recognized and well-documented set of concepts and ideas gleaned from designated courses that enhance leadership concepts;
  • to provide the opportunity for an internship experience that documents appropriate leadership skills;
  • to allow students to use this minor to complement a variety of major programs, including but not limited to, Business Administration, Communication, Social Work, or Education; and
  • to offer a substantial menu of educational opportunities in an effort to enhance student potential as active and progressive individuals in a variety of diverse and competitive professional settings.

Requirements for consideration:

  • Undergraduate student enrolled at Fredonia;
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5;
  • Consultation (and approval) with current Academic Advisor; and
  • Application and consultation.

Affiliated Student Organizations and Activities


ODK - Omicron Delta Kappa is the leadership honor society that provides workshops to campus and community groups

Minor Requirements

Completion of the minor requires a minimum of 21 credit hours.

Course work 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.

Some courses require prerequisites.  Click on any hyperlinked course for additional information. 

Core Courses:

LEAD 201Advanced Leadership Development

3

LEAD 490Internship in Leadership

1-6

Total Credit Hours:6

Electives:

Must cover at least three of the following areas:

At least six (6) of these credit hours must be at the 300-400 level, and no more than three (3) of these credit hours may be from any one discipline. Many of these courses have prerequisites, but often the prerequisite is a course that could be taken to satisfy a requirement in the General Education Program.

Communication Skills:

Courses that provide a wide range of opportunities to develop and enrich communication skills, including but limited to verbal, non-verbal and electrical. Skill base includes a focus on thinking critically about everyday interactions, including assessment of the content and contributions to creation of meaning. The student will also work on the shaping of personal and social realities.

COMM 105Public Speaking

3

COMM 221Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM 251Audio Production I

3

COMM 321Environmental Communication

3

COMM 336Introduction to Business Communication

3

ENGL 352History of the English Language

3

ENGL 373English Grammar for Everyone

3

WRTG 260Introduction to Creative Writing

3

WRTG 374Writing and Social Change

3

WRTG 375Writing for the Professions

3

THEA 130Acting for Non-Majors

3

Groups and Organizations:

Courses that emphasize communication in small task groups involving decision making and problem solving. These courses will also review theories on the roles of group maintenance, cohesion, conflict management, leadership, socialization and personality management relating to gender, ethnicity, race and other group dynamics.

BUAD 323Organizational Behavior

3

BUAD 378Business and Ethics

3

COMM 222Principles of Public Relations

3

COMM 301Group Communication

3

COMM 373Gender and Communication

3

COMM 460Organizational Communication

3

ENGL 314Women Writers

3

HIST 359Ethnicity and Race

3

SOC 275Social Inequalities

3

SPMG 210Principles of Sports Management

3

POLI 276Law and Society

3

PSY 345Social Psychology

3

PSY 347Organizational Psychology

3

PSY 355Group Dynamics

3

Global Perspectives:

Courses that focus on effective and appropriate interaction with people from various cultural backgrounds, noting different dimensions in both a domestic and international context.

COMM 424International Public Relations

3

COMM 465Intercultural Communication

3

ENGL 205Epic and Romance

3

ENGL 207Drama and Film

3

ENGL 209Novels and Tales

3

ENGL 211World Poetry

3

ENGL 303Global Literary Landmarks

3

ENGL 351Language and Society

3

ENGL 386Women in Global Cinema

4

ENGL 391Romanticism in World Literature

3

ECON 320International Trade/Finance

3

ECON 345Comparative Economic Systems

3

ETHN 225Introduction to Latinx History and Culture

3

HIST 31620th Century Russia

3

HIST 398Themes in World History

3

INED 400Study Abroad

1-23

LANG 322French Civilization/Culture

3

LANG 388Spanish Civilization/Culture

3

MUED 215Music, Play & Self

3

MUS 233Musics of the World

3

POLI 344Comparative Public Policy

3

POLI 352World Political Geography

3

POLI 356U.S. Foreign Policy

3

PSY 370Cross-Cultural Psychology

3

PSY 391Multicultural Counseling

3

SSED 204World Regional Geography

3

WGST 201Topics in Gender Studies

3

Presentation Skills:

Courses that develop and enhance the student’s presentation abilities through the use of the microcomputer and its different programs and tools.

BUAD 499Strategic Management

3

CSIT 104Introduction to Microcomputer Software

3

CSIT 107Web Programming I

3

CSIT 120Computer Science Overview

3

COMM 111Web Design

1

COMM 112Desktop Video

1

COMM 114Electronic Darkroom

1

COMM 116Desktop Publishing

1

GIS 201Geographic Information Systems I

3

LEAD 101Intro to Leadership Seminar

1

Total Credit Hours:15

NOTE:

  • Students may count no more than 3 credits from their major program to the minor in Leadership.
  • Students that wish to declare a Leadership minor must do so prior to course selection for the second semester of their junior year.

Total Credit Hours: 21