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Minor in Leadership Studies

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Requirements for the Minor

Students selecting the minor must complete 19 hours of interdisciplinary course work.

Prerequisite Knowledge. Minors must complete a public speaking requirement. These hours do not contribute to the minimum number of hours required for the minor.

  • Speaker-Audience Communication. Satisfied by COMS 130 or COMS 131 or exemption.

Communication Studies Course Requirements. Satisfied by the following 4 COMS courses:

  • Introduction to Leadership. Satisfied by COMS 201 (3).
  • Communication and Leadership. Satisfied by COMS 431.
  • Seminar in Leadership Strategies and Applications. Satisfied by COMS 531.
  • Leadership Studies Practicum. Satisfied by COMS 532.

Leadership Studies Elective Requirements.  Satisfied by 1 course from each of the following categories:

PHIL 160 or PHIL 161 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 360 Moral Issues in Business
PHIL 365 Moral Issues in the Professions
PHIL 370 Moral Issues in Medicine
PHIL 375 Moral Issues in Computer Technology
PHIL 380 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 677 Medical Ethics
COMS 550 Ethical Issues in Public Communication
JOUR 605 Journalism Ethics
SOC 160 or SOC 161 Social Problems and American Values
REL 377 Religion and Moral Decisions
REL 665 Religious Ethics
HWC 310 Studies in War and Peace
HWC 510 Science, Technology, and Society
POLS 505 Citizens, States, and Civility
POLS 528 Environmental Justice and Public Policy
PSYC 660 Values and Caring
UPBL 565 Planning and Environmental Values
NURS 455 Legal/Ethical Foundation for Nursing Practice
PHPR 636 Law/Ethics
Community Development:
ABSC 150 or ABSC 151 Community Leadership
ABSC 310 Building Healthy Communities
AMS 501/ABSC 501 Community Development
ABSC 337 Community Service
SOC 320 Organizations in Society
SOC 340 The Community
SOC 341 Urban Sociology
SOC 620 Social Organizations
SOC 671 Social Movements
SOC 370 Conflict Resolution
ECON 530 American Economic Development
EVRN 320 Environmental Policy
EVRN 332 Environmental Law
GEOG 377 Urban Geography
HIST 627 Growing Up in America
POLS 513 Power in American Communities
POLS 520 Political Communication
POLS 615 Campaigns and Elections
POLS 616 Interest Group Politics
PSYC 492 Psychology and Social Issues
UPBL 500 Introduction to Urban Planning
BUS 479 Organizational Behavior
BUS 497 Management of Small Business
HSES 640 Psychology of Coaching
JOUR 433 Strategic Communication
NURS 440 Leadership and Management in Nursing
PHPR 619 Health Care Systems
PRE 106 Minority Student Leadership
SW 220 Social Work, Social Welfare and U.S. Society
SW 532 Community and Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior
ARMY 401 Concepts of Military Management
AIR 348 Leadership Studies
NAVY 401 Principles of Naval Organizations and Management 

Leadership, Diversity, and Culture:
AAAS 306 The Black Experience in the US since Emancipation
AAAS 330/AMS 340  Black Leadership
AAAS 388 The Black Woman
AAAS 510/SOC 534 Comparative Racial and Ethnic Relations
AAAS 511 The Civil Rights Movement
AAAS 525 Social History of Black Aging in America
AMS 110/SOC 110 The American People
AMS 522/SOC 522 American Racial and Ethnic Relations
ANTH 378 Contemporary North American Indians
ANTH 563 Cultural Diversity in the United States
BUS 633 Comparative and Cross Cultural Management
COMS 246 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
COMS 447 Intercultural Communication: The Afro-American
COMS 547 Communication and Culture
AAAS 330/AMS 340 Black Leadership
GINS 601 American Indian Leadership
PSYC 545 Culture and Psychology
ENGL 340 Topics in U.S. Ethnic Literature
ENGL 337 Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature
ENGL 338 Introduction to African American Literature
ENGL 571 Native American Literature 
ENGL 572 Women in Literature
ABSC 437 Independent Living and People with Disabilities
HIST 319 History, Women and Diversity in the U.S.
HIST 348 History of the Peoples of Kansas
HIST 619 History of the American Indian
HIST 620 Contemporary Issues in Women's Health
HIST 622 History of the Plains Indians
HIST 631 The Contemporary African America
HIST 696 Asians in the U.S. 
LING 320 Language in Culture and Society
POLS 562 Women and Politics
PSYC 406 Individual Differences
PSYC 440 The Afro-American Family
PSYC 465 Stereotypes and Prejudice across Cultures
PSYC 468 Psychology of Women
SOC 352 Sociology of Sex Roles
SOC 371 Marginal Groups and Subcultures
THR 529 Race and the American Theater
WS 201 U.S. Women Today, and Interdisciplinary Introduction
WS 511 History of American Women: 1870 to Present
JOUR 534 Diversity and the Media 
SW 555 Diversity
T&L 325 Education in a Multicultural Society
T&L 743 Multicultural Education 

Minor Hours & GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 19 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor. 

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including Fs and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

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