Leadership Development

Overview of the Leadership Development Minor

The Leadership Development Minor is available to ANY undergraduate student at LSU.  The leadership skills developed in this minor are applicable to any profession and any context including business, government, non-profits, healthcare, politics and churches.

The minor consists of three components totaling 18 semester hours:

  1. Leadership core courses – 9 hours
  2. Leadership internship – 3 hours
  3. Leadership electives – 6 hours

The 6 hours of electives allow students to utilize a variety of electives from around campus to supplement the core curricula. The electives also allow them to take courses within their major curricula that are appropriate for a leadership development minor. We will collaborate with any department that has suitable elective courses so the minor will work for their students.

The leadership development internship provides a strong mechanism for integrating academic coursework with practical leadership experience. Students are asked to engage in some type of leadership activity, which may be a formal office in a student organization or more informal types of leadership. Click here to view a sample syllabus for the leadership development internship (Appendix C) 

Required Courses

The minor consists of three components totaling 18 semester hours:

  1. Leadership core courses – 9 hours (HRE 2723, HRE 3723, HRE 4723) or (HRE 2724, HRE 3724, HRE 4724)
  2. Leadership internship – 3 hours (HRE 4808)
  3. Leadership electives – 6 hours

HRE 2723 – Introduction to Leadership Development (3) An introduction to leadership and leadership development. Emphasis is placed on students understanding their personal traits, values, characteristics and developmental tasks as a foundation for leadership development.

HRE 2724 – Introduction to Leadership Development (3) Honors An introduction to leadership and leadership development. Emphasis is placed on students understanding their personal traits, values, characteristics and developmental tasks as a foundation for leadership development.

HRE 3723 – Leadership Concepts and Principles (3) This course is a survey course of leadership theory, concepts and research. Emphasis will be on understanding the foundational concepts of modern leadership.

HRE 3724 – Leadership Concepts and Principles (3) Honors This course is a survey course of leadership theory, concepts and research. Emphasis will be on understanding the foundational concepts of modern leadership.

HRE 4723 – Advanced Leadership Development (3) Prereq: HRE 2723 and 3723. This advanced course focuses on developing the leadership skills students need to effectively lead organizations and communities to achieve their vision and goals.

HRE 4724 – Advanced Leadership Development (3) Honors Prereq: HRE 2724 and 3724. This advanced course focuses on developing the leadership skills students need to effectively lead organizations and communities to achieve their vision and goals.

HRE 4808 – Internship (3) Prereq: HRE 4723/4724 or Concurrent Enrollment in 4723/4724. Students in this minor will be expected to engage in leading some type of organization, initiative or project to practice and demonstrate mastery of leadership skills. 

The leadership internship will provide a strong mechanism for integrating academic coursework with practical leadership experience. Students will be asked to engage in some type of leadership activity, which may be a formal office in a student organization or more informal types of leadership.

Approved Electives

The 6 hours of electives will allow students to utilize a variety of electives from around campus to supplement the core curricula. The electives will also allow them to take courses within their major curricula that are appropriate for a leadership development minor. We intend to collaborate with any department that has suitable elective courses so the minor will work for their students.

Leadership & Human Resource Development, B.S.

 

Approved Electives

Click Here to Access a List of Approved Electives for the Leadership Development Minor (Appendix D)

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Dr. Tyree Mitchell
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