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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog


College of Agricultural and Life Sciences


College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

The leadership minor is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to assume positions in supervision and management in private companies and nonprofit organizations. Students will take courses in leadership theory and practice, ethics and communications. Students will focus on one of these three areas of leadership: organizational leadership, community leadership or public policy leadership.

The minor is open to all students at the university. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is necessary for admission to the minor. Students must also make a B or higher in the required leadership theory and practice class (AEE 3414) to continue in the minor.

Certification is also available through American Humanics, Inc., for students completing the 15 hours plus a two-hour internship. More information.

A 3.0 GPA or higher is required for all courses in the minor and students must complete 15 hours of course work.


AEE 3414 Leadership Development3
AEE 3075 Working with People: Interpersonal Leadership Skills or
SDS 4410 Interpersonal Communication Skills or
SPC 2300 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Cluster A: Ethics3
Cluster B: Communications Development3
Cluster C: Public Policy, Organizational or Community Leadership3

Cluster A: Ethics (3 hours)

ANT 4255 Environment and Cultural Behavior3
AEB 4126 Ag and Natural Resource Ethics3
BUL 4310 Legal Environment of Business3
BUL 4443 Ethics in Business3
FYC 4114 Ethical Issues in Family, Youth and Community Sciences3
PHI 2630 Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHM 3032 Ethics and Ecology3
PHM 3640 Ethics of Communication3
POT 3302 Political Ideologies3
POT 3503 Environmental Ethics and Politics3

Cluster B: Communications Development (3 hours)

AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication3
AEE 3033C Research and Business Writing for Ag and Life Sciences3
AEE 3073 Intercultural Communication3
AEE 4031 The Communication Process in Ag and Natural Resources3
AEE 4052 Communication Campaign Strategies3
ENC 2210 Technical Writing3
ENC 3250 Professional Communication3
ENC 3254 Professional Writing for the Disciplines3
FNR 4040C Natural Resource Communication3
LEI 3832 Special Events and Meeting Planning3
MMC 2100 Writing for Mass Communications3
PUR 3000 Principles of Public Relations3
SPC 2600 Introduction to Public Speaking3

Cluster C: Public Policy, Organizational or Community Leadership
(One course from one of the areas listed, 3 hours)

Public Policy Leadership
FNR 4660C Natural Resource Policy and Administration3
PAD 3003 Public Administration3
POS 2041 American Federal Government3
POS 2112 American, State, and Local Government3
POS 3122 State Politics3
POS 3204 Political Behavior3
POS 3233 Politics and Public Opinion3
POS 3263 Political Leadership3
POT 3001 Introduction to Political Theory3
Organizational Leadership
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management3
AEB 4284 Human Resource Policy3
AEB 4424 Human Resources Management in Agribusiness3
GEB 3035 Effective Career Management in Business3
HSC 4930 Leadership Skills and Styles3
MAN 3025 Principles of Management3
MAN 4301 Human Resource Management3
MAN 4723 Strategic Management4
PAD 3003 Public Administration3
Community Leadership
FYC 3001 Introduction to Family, Youth and Community Services3
FYC 3401 Intro to Social and Economic Perspectives on the Community3
FYC 4126 Urban and Rural America in Transition3
FYC 4409 Working with Nonprofit Organizations in Community Settings3
LEI 3400 Recreation Programming and Leadership4
POS 3142 Urban Politics3
SOP 3004 Social Psychology3
SYD 3410 Urban Sociology3
SYP 3000 Society and the Individual3
EDA 4930 Leadership in special topics classes3