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Minor – Leadership Studies
The USF Leadership Studies Minor is premised on the belief that leadership requires a deep understanding of the self and the core values that drive one's actions. The curriculum begins by developing a compelling personal vision that clearly defines who you are, what you believe, and how you fit into your world. Through an interdisciplinary approach, the curriculum examines the historical, contemporary, philosophical, theoretical, and practical aspects of leadership. The series of courses is designed to help students develop personal and organizational leadership skills culminating with an emphasis on leading communities and organizations in a global environment.
Students will engage in research, practice, and guided discussions that encourage one’s thinking about who they are, who they may become and how they may pursue a life with meaning, dignity and purpose. Upon completion of the minor, students will understand the concepts of leadership, followership and citizenship to more effectively and actively engaged in individual, organizational, and global change.
The minor in Leadership Studies consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours with a "B" (3.0) average and no grades less than a C- in the Leadership courses. All students shall complete two courses from each tier in the sequence progressing through the three dimensions of leadership:
Each dimension emphasizes the nature of change and the development of human capacities to understand leadership in a structured way from the differing personal, organizational, and global systems perspectives.
Students must complete 6 credit hours from each tier (total 18 cr. hrs.).
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Program Certification in Ethical Leadership
A certificate in leadership is awarded to students who complete the following courses and activities: