A curriculum spanning across academic schools; providing students with a focused leadership instruction and making St. Bonaventure students sought after for their competence and professionalism. The program stems from the Bonaventure Mission of bringing out the best in every individual, preparing students for the challenges faced in their upcoming professional careers, and manifesting their values in becoming good citizens. The scope of the leadership minor is to provide the tools for students to allow them to ethically influence people though purpose, direction, and motivation.
Students map out a program of study that includes 9 credits of Leadership Theory, 6 credits of Leadership Development, and 3 credits of a Capstone experience totaling 18 credits.
The Leadership minor is open to all undergraduate degree-seeking students regardless of their majors.
- Provide students a curricular outcome of their leadership theory and experiences on campus.
- Empower students to connect leadership to their personal and professional growth, their major, and to a community of practice.
- Prepare students to serve effectively in formal and informal leadership roles on campus and in their lifelong pursuits.
- To showcase individual student interests and goals through mentorship, personal development strategies, and internship placements.
Student Learning outcomes:
- Students will describe, apply and criticize major leadership theories, and assess their own leadership qualities in relation to theoretical principles.
- Students will understand leadership ethics and service to others and assess leadership behaviors in an ethical context.
- Students will understand the methods and skills needed for critical thinking and decision-making and be prepared to interpret situations and cases beyond simple scenarios.
- Students will understand the importance of civic engagement and community activism as measured through volunteerism, community and campus service, team projects and class assignments.
- Students will understand, synthesize, and evaluate self-leadership preparation by effective communication as measured by a final portfolio.
|Leadership Theory:Principles Electives (choose one)||3|
|FOUND OF OFFICERSHIP|
|ETHICAL LEADERSHIP:FRANCISCAN VALUES|
|MGMT & ORGANIZA.BEHAVIOR|
|Leadership Theory:Skills Electives (choose two)||6|
|LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS|
|INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING|
|STRATEGIC WRITING & PROFESSIONAL COMM|
|EFFECTIVE SPEAKING & PRESENTATIONS|
|SOCIOLOGY OF INEQUALITY|
|ADV ORAL & WRITTEN COMM.|
|Leadership Development Electives (choose two)||6|
|PRINC & PRACT OF PUB RELATIONS|
|INTRO INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION|
|INTRO TO BUSINESS ANALYTICS|
|PHIL/PRINC INTERSCHOLASTIC ATH|
|SOCIAL MEDIA IN SOCIETY/BUSINESS|
|GLOBAL MARKETING & COMMUNICATION|
|MARKETING & COMMUNICATION IN PUBLIC HEALTH|
|Leadership Experience Electives (choose one)||3|
|LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT|
|GENERAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP|
|GENERAL EDUCATION SERVICE LEARNING|
A leadership portfolio is to be provided as a part of the Leadership Experience