Minor in Leadership Studies
LEA 100Emerging Leaders 1,23
LEA 200Leading Teams3
LEA 300Leading Organizations 1,33
LEA 475Leadership Studies Seminar3
Choose one of the following Ethical Leadership courses:3
Ethical Relationships: Choosing the Good in Family and Community Life
Christian Leadership in a Secular World
Christians and Conflict
Ethics and Faith in the Workplace
Choose one of the following Communications courses:3
Business Communication
Group Communication
Organizational Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Total Credits *18

LEA 100 • Emerging Leaders 3 Credits.

An introduction to leadership with a focus on effective characteristics and practices of leadership theories, leadership styles, core leadership competencies, individual self-discovery, management, followership, and integration of faith and leadership. Opportunities given for students to identify, clarify, and develop individual leadership skills and abilities.
Offered: Fall, Interim, Spring.

LEA 200 • Leading Teams 3 Credits.

Explores effective leadership of teams, focusing on how teams interact and how effective leaders navigate opportunities and challenges of leading teams. Opportunities for creating teams in class are provided for students to explore the dynamics of team development and to grow and develop their own team leadership skills.
Prerequisites: LEA 100. Offered: Occasionally Fall, Spring.

LEA 300 • Leading Organizations 3 Credits.

Leadership within organizational contexts; how organizations operate and provide opportunities and challenges for leaders; demands of collaborative leadership; organizational change and leaders’ means of guiding it; leadership within Christian organizations and contexts.
Prerequisites: LEA 200. Offered: Fall, Occasionally Spring.

LEA 351 • Leadership Seminar 1 Credit.

Provides opportunities for students to learn the practical aspects of leadership by applying theories and concepts from their academic experiences to their discipline-specific internship.
Prerequisites: LEA 300; Consent of instructor; Internship within a major (may be taken concurrently). Offered: Fall, Spring.

LEA 475 • Leadership Studies Seminar 3 Credits.

Provides opportunities for students to develop their individual, team, and organizational leadership capacity. Students apply and reflect on the practical aspects of leadership by applying theories and concepts from their discipline specific academic experiences in a service learning experience. Students complete a comprehensive and strengths-based leadership branding experience to capture their development as a leader.
Prerequisites: LEA 300 (may be taken concurrently); Consent of instructor. Offered: Fall, Spring.