Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement Minor

Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences but open to majors from all colleges at MSU, the undergraduate minor in Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement is designed to integrate with any major to train students how to engage and lead others in their chosen field.  This minor involves students in their communities to facilitate their development as leaders.  Students begin the minor by completing a Psychology of Leadership course (PSYC 120/294), a service learning course whereby students learn leadership theory, engage in leadership at a service learning site in the local community, and reflect upon their past and current leadership experience to learn about themselves as leaders.  Students then choose one course from each of four different competency areas of leadership (Ethics/values, Diverse Perspectives, Effective Citizenship, Relational Dynamics) that relate to the career/area of leadership that they want practice.  The last course in the minor is a co-operational internship in which students are able to practice and reflect upon leadership in their chosen career.  The minor prepares students to engage with others to practice leadership in the field of their passion.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
PSYC 120Psychology of Leadership for Emerging Leaders: Theory and Application3
or PSYC 294 Psychology of Leadership: Theory and Application
LEAD 400Cooperative Education in Leadership Development3
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3
Interpersonal Communication
Comparative Studies of Global Families
Philosophical Issues in Biomedical Ethics
Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making
Individual and Society
Media and Culture
Relational Dynamics
Select one of the following:3
Organizational and Group Leadership
Democracy and Communication
Community-Based Organizing
Group Dynamics
Conflict and Its Resolution
Critical Reasoning and Arguments
Psychology 0f Work: Organizational Psychology
Diverse Perspectives in Organizational and Social Context
Select one of the following:3
Anthropology of Multicultural America
Urban Anthropology
Building Bridges through Dialogue
Human Geography
The Economics of Social Problems
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Exploring Family Diversity
Crime and Globalization
Business and Society
Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
Effective Citizenship
Select one course picked in discussion with the LDCE Director.3
Total Credits18