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ARPE & Interwork Institute

SDSU Leadership Minor
A cross-departmental program offered through ARPE and Student Life & Leadership
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Curriculum

The minor in Leadership consists of 15 units (see course requirements below). See the Leadership Minor Advisor to enroll in the minor. You may pick up a Declaration of Minor form from the Registrar’s Office. Use SIMS Minor Code 331907 on your form.

Two 3-unit courses on the Science of Leadership:

[+] ARP 205. Exploring Leadership (3)
[+] ARP 405. Enacting Leadership (3)

Three 1-unit courses on the Art of Leadership:

[+] ARP 207. Community Service Field Experience (1-3)
[+] ARP 403. Field laboratory in Leadership: Campus and Other Postsecondary Settings (1)
[+] ARP 404. Field Laboratory in Leadership: Public Agencies and Businesses (1)

Two 3-unit elective courses selected from:

[+] MGT 350. Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
[+] COMM 307. Communication in Professional Settings (3)
[+] COMM 371. Intercultural Communication (3) [GE]
[+] COMM 485. Communicating Leadership (3)
[+] COMM 492. Persuasion (3)
[+] MGT 475. Leadership in Organizations (3)
[+] PHIL 329. Social Ethics (3) [GE]
[+] PHIL 332. Environmental Ethics (3) [GE]
[+] PHIL 340. Morality of War and Peace (3) [GE]
[+] POL S 375. International Relations: Theory and Practice (3)
[+] P A 330. Public Personnel Administration (3)
[+] P A 340. Administrative Behavior (3)
[+] P A 480. Leadership and Public Sector (3)
[+] PSY 319. Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3)
[+] PSY 320. Personnel and Industrial Psychology (3)
[+] PSY 321. Organizational Psychology (3)

If you have taken or intend to take a class that you believe should count as an elective for the minor, you can make a case for that. Visit the Leadership Minor FAQs for more information.

Students can typically complete these requirements in 3-4 semesters. Students must have completed a minimum of 60 units to enroll in upper division courses. With the permission of the Leadership Minor Advisor, students may take courses concurrently and take Field Labs during their sophomore year. Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University.

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Two Years (transfer students)

First Semester Second Semester Third Semester Fourth Semester 
Courses: Courses: Courses: Courses: 
ARP 205: Exploring Leadership (3 units) 

ARP 403: Field Lab in Leadership: Campus Leadership Experience (1 unit)

Pre-requisites: (1)Students must have completed ARP 205

(2)Concurrent enrollment in ARP 403 and ARP 205 requires the approval of the program coordinator 

ARP 404: Field Lab in Leadership: Internship (1 unit)

Pre-requisite: Students must have completed ARP 205 and ARP 207 

ARP 405: Capstone: Enacting Leadership (1 unit)

Pre-requisite: Students must have completed ARP 205, ARP 207, and ARP 403 

ARP 207: Field Lab in Leadership: Service Learning (3 units)

Pre-requisite: Students must have completed 15 units of undergraduate coursework at the university prior to enrollment in ARP 207 

Elective Leadership Course (3 units) Elective Leadership Course (3 units)  

Three Year

First Semester  Second Semester  Third Semester  Fourth Semester 
Courses:  Courses:  Courses:  Courses:  
ARP 205: Exploring Leadership (3 units) 

ARP 207: Field Lab in Leadership: Service Learning (3 units)

Pre-requisite: Students must have completed 15 units of undergraduate coursework at the university prior to enrollment in ARP 207 

ARP 403: Field Lab in Leadership: Campus Leadership Experience (1 unit)

Pre-requisites: 

(1) Students must have completed ARP 205

(2) Concurrent enrollment in ARP 403 and ARP 205 requires the approval of the program coordinator 

ARP 404: Field Lab in Leadership: Internship (1 unit)

Pre-requisite: Students must have completed ARP 205 and ARP 207 

  Elective Leadership Course (3 units)  
Fifth Semester   Sixth Semester   
Courses: Courses: 
Elective Leadership Course (3 units) 

ARP 405: Capstone: Enacting Leadership (1 unit)

Pre-requisite: Students must have completed ARP 205, ARP 207, and ARP 403 


Four Year

First Semester  Second Semester  Third Semester  Fourth Semester 
Courses:  Courses:  Courses:  Courses:  
ARP 205: Exploring Leadership (3 units) 

ARP 207: Field Lab in Leadership: Service Learning (3 units)

Pre-requisite: Students must have completed 15 units of undergraduate coursework at the university prior to enrollment in ARP 207 

ARP 403: Field Lab in Leadership: Campus Leadership Experience (1 unit)

Pre-requisites: (1)Students must have completed ARP 205 

(2)Concurrent enrollment in ARP 403 and ARP 205 requires the approval of the program coordinator 

Elective Leadership Course (3 units) 
Fifth Semester    Sixth Semester  Seventh Semester    Eighth Semester 
Courses:    Courses:    Courses:    Courses:    

ARP 404: Field Lab in Leadership: Internship (1 unit)

Pre-requisite: Students must have completed ARP 205 and ARP 207 

Elective Leadership Course (3 units) *** Elective Leadership Course (3 units) *** 

ARP 405: Capstone: Enacting Leadership (1 unit)

Pre-requisite: StudentsStudents must have completed ARP 205, ARP 207, and ARP 403 

***: Elective can be taken in either Semester Six or Semester Seven 

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