Leadership and Global Understanding Minor
Directed by: Marjorie Allen (English Department), Robert Vogel (Education Department), Louise Giugliano (University Ministry and Service)
This program is designed to make undergraduates more active learners and give them the tools to become truly engaged citizens in the various communities (local, national, global) they will enter after graduation. Our primary objective is to create students who come to understand, value and accept their responsibility to become active citizens in their community, sensitive to cultural diversity, so that they may assume active leadership roles and help others do the same. In order to meet this objective, the minor in Leadership and Global Understanding (LGU) will integrate service learning, community leadership, intercultural/international studies, travel study and student-centered pedagogy. But the key to such an objective is the integrative student centered pedagogy where students assume primary responsibility for their own learning.
Requirements:
Six courses are required for the Leadership and Global Understanding Minor:
 

LGU200
Introduction to Leadership and Global Understanding

COM 320
Communication and Culture
(designated sections)
 
LGU400
Studies in Leadership and Global Understanding: Capstone Course
 
Three LGU Travel Study Courses: courses with international and domestic travel components appropriate to the aims of the minor (understanding different cultural perspectives, leadership, service learning)
   
OR
 

LGU200
Introduction to Leadership and Global Understanding

 
COM 320
Communication and Culture
(designated sections)
 
LGU400
Studies in Leadership and Global Understanding: Capstone Course
 
Two LGU Travel Study Courses and one of the following three options:
 

Cultural Studies Option:
ENG 338:World Literatures: the non-Western Tradition
   

Religion Option:
REL251:Peace and Social Justice
REL353:Social Justice and Community Service
   
Language Option:
A course from the Cultural Studies option or the Religion option as the elective and the selection of Foreign Language in the Patterns of Meaning to fulfill the core curriculum requirements