2017-2018 Catalog

Leadership Minor (Lead)


The minor in leadership provides in-depth instruction on desired qualities of leaders, the relationship between leaders and followers, and explores what has contributed to successful leadership in a variety of fields.  The courses and experiences provide the training necessary for UND graduates to serve as leaders in their community and professions. For further information, contact the Helland Family Office of Academic Advisement in the CoBPA 701.777.2975

LEAD 101Learning Leadership3
COMM 212Interpersonal Communication3
LEAD 400Advanced Leadership4
Select one of the following (Ethics):3
Ethics in Engineering and Science
Ethics in Health Care
Ethics in Business and Public Administration
Environmental Ethics
RELS 342
Electives *7
Total Credits20

To be chosen in consultation with the minor advisor from courses that have significant leadership components and are educationally appropriate to meet the goals of the student and the program.


LEAD 101. Learning Leadership. 3 Credits.

An introduction to leadership as a discipline including the theories of leadership, the role of leadership in history and today's society, communication and interaction with diverse individuals and groups, basic network-building concepts and assessment of application of leadership theory and skills. F,S.

LEAD 395. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits.

Topics will vary. Course will offer specialized knowledge in a specific area related to leadership. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Repeatable to 4 credits. On demand.

LEAD 400. Advanced Leadership. 4 Credits.

An in-depth analysis of the applications of leadership skills in a variety of contexts, including an experiential analysis of self (and others) as a leader within context. Students will demonstrate creative and critical thinking about leadership, communicate effectively in oral and written format, and apply networking concepts and leadership skills in an applied setting. Prerequisites: LEAD 101, completion of one ethics course, and enrollment in the minor. S.

LEAD 494. Readings in Leadership. 1-4 Credits.

Selected readings in leadership developed individually for each student. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor; must be enrolled in the Leadership minor. Repeatable to 4 credits. F,S,SS.

LEAD 497. Internship in Leadership. 1-4 Credits.

Guided, practical experience in leadership with selected organizations. Instructor, working with others in the organization, will work to help mentor students in developing their leadership skills. Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in the leadership minor; requires consent of instructor. Repeatable to 4 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

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