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Citadel News Service

For Release
May 20, 2004

New minor in Leadership Studies coming to The Citadel

           This fall, The Citadel will begin offering a minor in Leadership Studies, with particular emphasis on understanding the theoretical aspects of leadership. It is believed to be one of only two leadership studies degree programs at public institutions in South Carolina.

           This diverse 15-credit-hour minor further reinforces leadership development as a fundamental aspect of The Citadel experience and is inherent to the educational program. Developed over the past year, this program supports The Citadel's renewed focus on ethics and leadership and follows the creation in 2003 of the Krause Initiative in Leadership at the college. Funded with a $2 million gift from The Krause Foundation of Los Altos Hills, Calif. William Krause, the foundation's CEO, is a 1963 Citadel graduate.

           Offering academic courses provides interested students with the opportunity to further study leadership theories and issues in greater depth.

           "This minor will complement the 'leadership laboratory' aspect of cadet life at The Citadel through interdisciplinary study employing historical, political, literary, psychological and business administration approaches to the subject," said Dean of Humanities Al Finch.

           Required courses will include Leadership in Organizations, Literary Paradigms of Leadership, Leadership in History, Leadership in Politics, American Presidency and Psychology of Leadership.

           A variety of real, fictional and theoretical models of leadership will be examined alongside leadership questions - abuse of power, male and female stereotypes, cultural chauvinism and duty versus individual responsibility - and the effectiveness of ethical role models and positive leadership influence in organizations.

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