Community Leadership (Minor)

Community Leadership (Minor)

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This minor provides students with opportunities to develop leadership principles, values, practices and processes through a combination of academic and experiential learning.

What is community leadership?

Whether you’re interested in working in the legal system,politics, social services, education or the humanities, the interdisciplinary community leadership minor will give you a fundamental understanding of leadership philosophies, career competencies and social justice thought. You’ll build leadership skills in critical thinking, professionalism,communication and teamwork, while also examining social justice topics like social identities, privilege and power.

Why study community leadership at UNH Manchester?

The community leadership minor provides students with opportunities to develop leadership principles, values, practices and processes through a combination of academic and experiential learning. Coursework emphasizes hands-on student involvement and learning in a variety of settings to build professional and civic competencies. Community leadership minors will be able to demonstrate the career and leadership skills to be effective leaders and community members,and will be able to apply concepts of social justice topics, including social identities, privilege and power, into current and future leadership roles.

Potential career areas

  • Community organization
  • Healthcare
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Social work
  • Teaching

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Curriculum & Requirements

https://manchester.unh.edu/program/minor/community-leadership

The Community Leadership Minor provides students with opportunities to develop leadership principles, values, practices, and processes with a combination of academic and experiential learning. Coursework emphasizes hands-on student involvement and learning in a variety of settings to build professional and civic competencies.

Upon the completion of the Community Leadership Minor, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the six Career and Leadership Competencies (critical thinking, communication, teamwork, self-awareness, professionalism, and leadership) necessary to be an effective leader and community member.
  • Apply concepts of social justice topics, including social identities, privilege, and power into current and future leadership roles.
  • Articulate and apply their leadership philosophy, skills, and attributes into current and future leadership roles.

The Community Leadership Minor consists of 20 credits from the courses below. The minimum grade requirement for each course is C-.

Required Courses
PS 425Exploring Leadership2
PS 426Social Justice & Leadership2
PS 731Community Leadership - Capstone4
Elective Courses 112
PS 501
Social and Political-Economic Theory
or PHIL 436
Social and Political Philosophy
PS 502
Political Psychology
PS 506
Civil Society and Public Policy
PS 507
Justice Law and Politics
PS 515
New Hampshire Politics in Action
PS 595
Research for Political and Policy Action
PS 750
Poverty & Inequality Past and Present
PHIL 430
Ethics and Society
BUS 400
Introduction to Business
BUS 453
Leadership for Managers
BUS 620
Organizational Behavior
BUS 635
Entrepreneurial Application through Enactus
UMST 599
Special Topics (Peer Educator Development)
UMST 599
Special Topics (Mindful Leader)
INCO 505A
Semester in the City Becoming a Problem Solver
INCO 505B
Social Innovator's Toolbox
INCO 505I
Semester in the City Internship
Total Credits20

For more information, contact program coordinator and minor supervisor, Stephen Pimpare at Stephen.Pimpare@unh.edu

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