Department chair: Kevin Fleming
The Leadership minor is unique in that it draws on faculty members from an extraordinarily wide range of academic disciplines across the University, including Business, Architecture, Engineering, Psychology, English, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Communications, various ROTC programs and Nursing.
Leadership is a program that enacts the Guiding Values of Norwich University. “We are dedicated to learning, emphasizing teamwork, leadership, creativity, and critical thinking.” In addition to business coursework, the minor draws from the humanities and psychology to produce graduates who will meet society's pressing need for leaders. Graduates will understand not only the role of the leader but, also just as importantly, the role of those who are led. In today’s increasingly complex world, one can neither go it alone nor lead by fiat. Successful managers must understand the complex requirements of people and organizations. Regardless of whether the student is planning to enter the civilian or the military world, the minor in Leadership will give the students the tools to succeed.
- Build an awareness of self and others as members of teams.
- Enhance students’ understanding of ethical decision-making while developing the mental agility to adapt to the unknowns of the 21st century.
- Be able to develop the knowledge and skills essential in the 21st century, including the role of the team member, teamwork, critical thinking, ethical decision-making, mental agility, communications (both oral and written), planning, self-awareness (including self-assessment), self-reflection and self-regulation, and reflection on ethical standards of conduct in the professional world.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills through effective oral and written communication within the classroom and with the general public.
- Employ their mental agility, team building and planning skills to successfully engage others to affect positive change in their communities.
- Integrate knowledge with experience, formulating ethical decisions through reflection on the ethical standards of conduct within their profession and in their personal lives.
- Synthesize their awareness of self and of others through reflection, accurate assessment and example setting self-regulation skills developed during their studies at Norwich.
Careers for this Minor:
- Military service
- Management position(s) in for-profit or not-for-profit organizations
- Government service
- Academic institutions
Leadership Minor 2021-2022 Catalog
The Leadership Minor is a multidisciplinary opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and experience in leadership via an informally-guided, multidisciplinary academic exploration and discovery that builds on the premise that leadership development is a core mission of Norwich University. The minor focuses on building an understanding of self and others as members of teams. Taken as a whole, the minor will enhance the development of knowledge and skills essential in the 21st century, including the role of the team leader, team member, critical thinking, ethical decision-making, mental agility, communications (both oral and written), planning, self-awareness (including self-assessment), self-reflection and self-regulation, and reflection on ethical standards of conduct in the professional world.
- A Management major with a Leadership concentration is ineligible to declare the minor.
- All minor courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher to earn the minor.
- It is most beneficial if the student selects the minor prior to the start of her or his junior year to allow maximum time for personal assessment, reflection, growth and development.
- All students in the minor will have the opportunity for informal coaching and mentoring by a member of the multidisciplinary Leadership Minor Committee and will have the opportunity to attend and participate in optional leadership development activities.
|MG 351||Organizational Behavior||3|
|PY 210||Psychology of Leadership||3|
|Ethics Elective 1||3|
|Choose two of the following: 2||6|
|AP 222||Human Issues in Design||3|
|CM 261||Interpersonal Communications||3|
|EN 112||Public Speaking||3|
|EN 244||The Literature of Leadership||3|
|MG 309||Management of Organizations||3|
|PH 340||Philosophy of Non-Violence||3|
|PO 312||The Presidency||3|
|PY 211||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PY 236||Cross-Cultural Psychology||3|
|PY 240||Introduction to Social Psychology||3|
|SO 201||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SO 202||Problems of Modern Society||3|
|AS 311||Air Force Leadership Studies||3|
|AS 312||Air Force Leadership Studies||3|
|MS 311||Military Science III||3|
|MS 312||Military Science III||3|
|NS 221||Leadership and Management||3|
|NS 331||Evolution of Warfare||3|
|Integrating Experience Elective: choose one of the following:||3|
|MG 409||Organizational Leadership||3|
|EG 450||Professional Issues||3|
|NR 321||Nursing Leadership||3|
|HHPR 439||Leadership & Management in Healthcare||3|
|AS 412||National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty||3|
|MS 411||Military Science IV||3|
|MS 412||Military Science IV||3|
|NS 422||Leadership and Ethics||3|
Any General Education Ethics course.
The two courses selected must be from two different disciplines outside of the student's major, except for military courses. Military courses used to meet Leadership minor requirements must be in the same discipline.