Undergraduate Minor in Leadership Studies
The Minor in Leadership Studies is designed to address learning, scholarship, and critical thinking about leadership from various analytical perspectives and, as a result, to give students a broad understanding of the nature of effective leadership. This minor complements the "leadership laboratory" aspect of cadet life at The Citadel through interdisciplinary study employing historical, political, literary, psycholgical, and business administration approaches to the subject. Whereas ROTC courses and participation in the structured, hierarchical regimen of the Citadel Corps of Cadets teach the students discipline, perseverance, respect for authority, and the ability to command, the minor in Leadership Studies builds on those practical experiences with an academic focus on the subject. Looking at factual, fictional, and theoretical models of leadership, the various courses examine leadership questions not only with respect to effectiveness but also in their more problematic aspects-such as abuse of power, male and female stereotypes, cultural chauvinism, and questions of duty versus individual responsibility. The curriculum as a whole addresses issues of leadership as such, as opposed to a concern with issues directly related to the circumstances of particular times and places.
The minor in Leadership Studies consists of core leadership courses and from a number of academic departments. The minor highlights and reinforces the centrality of leadership in all organizations and in The Citadel experience. The minor focuses on the nature of leadership as well as on the development of effective leadership skills and practices. The minor in Leadership Studies is intended for students who are majoring in any field and seeking to supplement their study with a scholarly consideration of leadership.
Structure of the Minor
The minor in Leadership Studies consists of five(5) three credit hours courses(15 credit hours total).Minor students must take LDRS 371 or BADM 371- Leadership in Organizations and LDRS 401- Senior Seminar in Leadership, three academic electives from the schools/departments of Education, English, Business Administration, History, Political Science, and Psychology; the electives should include an experiential leadership course. At least nine (9) of the credit hours must be completed at The Citadel.
|Required Courses||(6 credit hours)|
|LDRS 371 or BADM 371||Leadership in Organizations|
|LDRS-401||Senior Leadership Seminar/Project|
|LDRS-433||Experiential Course or Other Approved Internship, Study Away, Service Learning or Research Course|
|Academic Electives||(Choose 3 for a total of 9 credit hours)|
|LDRS- 371||Leadership in Organizations|
|BADM-371||Leadership in Organizations|
|BADM-424||Inclusion and Diversity at Work|
|EDUC-330||Developing Leadership Skills through Peer Counseling|
|ENGL-371||Literary Paradigms of Leadership|
|HIST-371||Historical Studies in Leadership|
|LDRS-433||Special Topics in Leadership|
|PESM-404||Leadership in Health, Exercise, and Sport Science Organizations|
|PMGT-401||Project Management Career Skills|
|PSCI-371||Leadership in Politics|
|PSCI-306||The Legislative Process|
|PSYC-371||Psychology of Leadership Experiential Course|
|Total Credit Hours Required--15, at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel.|
Sophomore Seminar in Principled Leadership
Required of all second-year cadets, this course focuses on The Citadel core values of honor, duty, and respect as those values constitute principled leadership. The course also assists cadets in the process of transitioning from the fresman year to the sophomore year and enables them to reflect upon their experiences of The Citadel's fourth-class system as they learn more about effective, ethical leadership. In addition, the course includes a focus on service as a component of principled leadership through a service learning experience. This course is a graded, one (1) credit hour course. A student must have permission of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs to withdraw from LDRS 201.