Leadership Studies Minor
The Leadership Studies academic minor is a joint project between the Office of Student Life and the Political Science Department. The minor in Leadership Studies is a bold step forward by Seattle Pacific University to further strengthen and improve the learning and skill development of our students so that they are completely equipped to engage the culture and change the world.
The Leadership Studies minor is a 30 credit hour program that consists of:
Admission into the minor is limited to 20 students every other year. Applications for admission to the minor will take place annually during Spring Quarter.
For additional information, contact Dale Anderson, Director of Student Programs, (206) 281-2483.
Who is eligible to apply?
All SPU students in leadership positions who are advised through the Office of Student Life, University Ministries, or The Perkins Center (i.e., PA's, SMC's, ASSP leaders, STUB) are eligible to apply. The practicum portion of the program must be taken while students hold one of these positions.
What if I am interested in the minor but do not plan to be in one of the designated leadership positions or I am not selected for one of the positions?
As with any academic program that contains internship or practicum credits, the experiential learning portion is essential. Therefore, admission to the minor is not a guarantee--you must complete the POLS 4930 portion as designated.
What if I am in leadership at SPU or plan to be and do not want to do the minor?
The minor is NOT required to have a successful leadership experience at SPU. We recognize many people do not desire or cannot fit in an additional minor. Our regular leadership programs will continue, and we are aware that ALL leaders deserve and will get good staff advising and mentoring.
When will the POLS 2900 course be offered?
See the SPU Catalog.
LEADERSHIP MINOR COURSES:
Organizations or Human Social Behavior Group (5 required)
POL 4000 Public Policy & Administration (5)
PSY 3438 Social Psychology (5)
SOC 4250 Law & Society (5)
THEO 2520 Intro to Global & Urban Ministry (5)
PHI 3770 Political Philosophy (3)
PHI 3651 Contemporary Ethical Theory (5)
POL 2642 Christianity & World Politics (5)
POL 3440 International Peace & World Order (5)
SOC 4260 Complex Organizations (5)
THEO 3501 Christian Ethics (5)
THEO 3510 Christianity & Society (5)
THEO 4720 Leadership in Ministry (5)
BUS 3620 Management Informational Systems (5)
POL 3780 Law & Society (5)
POL 4643 Methods of Political Analysis (5)
PSY 2470 Life Span Developmental Psychology (5)
PSY 3442 Psychology of Personality (5)
THEO 3710 Human Development & Christian Faith (5)
THEO 2735 Discipleship (3)
Click here to APPLY for the Leadership Studies Minor.