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SDSU Leadership Minor Curriculum

Recommended Course Sequence

The minor in Leadership consists of 15 units. You take two 3-credit courses from the Science of Leadership Category, three 1-unit courses in the Art of Leadership category, and select two 6-credit electives from the list of approved credits found below.

 

 

 

Two Courses on the Science of Leadership (6 Credits)

  • ARP 205: Exploring Leadership (3 units)
  • ARP 405: Capstone: Enacting Leadership (3 units)

Three Courses on the Art of Leadership (3 Credits)

  • ARP 207: Field Lab in Leadership – Community Service (1 unit)
  • ARP 403: Field Lab in Leadership – Campus Leadership Experience (1 unit)
  • ARP 404: Field Lab in Leadership – Internship (1 unit)

Completion of Two Courses from Approved Electives (6 Credits needed from the following courses):

  • BA 350: Management and Organizational Behavior (Pre-Req for MGT 475)
  • COMM 307: Communication in Professional Settings
  • COMM 371: Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 485: Communicating Leadership
  • COMM 492: Persuasion
  • ISCOR 324: Politics of Global Resistance and Solidarity
  • MGT 475: Leadership in Organizations (BA 350 Pre-Req needed)
  • PHIL 0329: Social Ethics
  • PHIL 0332: Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 0340: Morality of War and Peace
  • P A 0330: Public Personnel Administration
  • P A 0340: Administrative Behavior
  • P A 0480: Leadership and Public Sector


 

For more information on the Leadership Minor email: LeadershipMinor@mail.sdsu.edu.

Recommended Course Sequence

TWO YEARS (transfer students)


  • 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)



  • 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)



  • ARP 405: Capstone: Enacting Leadership (1 unit)

     

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


THREE YEAR


  • 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)



  • 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)

  • ARP 405: Capstone: Enacting Leadership (1 unit)

     

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


FOUR YEAR


  • 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)

  • 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

Students interested in pursuing the Leadership Minor should enroll in the first required course entitled ARP 205: Exploring Leadership. Next, obtain and complete a Declaration of Minor form available at the Registrar’s Office Student Services West, Room 1641 and deliver it to the Leadership Minor Advisor, Dr. Lisa Gates. You may drop the form off ARPE Office Suite in Education and Business Administration (EBA) 246. From there, your form will be signed and submitted on your behalf to the Registrar’s Office for processing. Once your form has been processed, it will show up in Web Portal.

Questions?

Students can contact Dr. Lisa Gates, the Leadership Minor Advisor, at lgates@mail.sdsu.edu with questions.