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Degrees / Courses

 
Two-Year Rotation of Courses (pdf) Four-Year Advising Plan (pdf)

Degrees

Major Requirements
The Community Leadership major requires 34 semester hours (25 required, 9 elective), with a minimum grade of C in each course as follows:

• CL100 Introduction to Community Leadership (3)
• CL 396 Practicum in Community Leadership (3)
• CL 400 Community Leadership Capstone Seminar (3)
• AG 100 Financial Activities for Nonprofits (3)
• BS 356 Organizational Leadership (3) (BS 201, PG 100, or Instructor Approval pre-requisites) Sociology majors may substitute SY 375 Complex Organizations (3).
• ES 214 Microeconomic Principles (3)
• GY 212 Urban Geography (4)

  • TY 255 Catholic Social Teaching (3)
 
Minor Requirements
The Community Leadership minor requires 21 semester hours (18 required, 3 elective), with a minimum grade of C in each course as follows:
  • CL100 - Introduction to Community Leadership (3)
  • CL396 - Practicum/Internship in Community Leadership (2)
  • CL400 - Community Leadership Capstone (2)
  • AG100 - Financial Activities for Nonprofits (3)
  • BS356* - Organizational Leadership (3) (BS201, PG100 or instructor approval pre-requisites)
    * Sociology majors may substitute SY375 Complex Organizations (3)
  • TY255 - Catholic Social teaching (3)
 
Electives
For the Community Leadership major, 9 credits, no more than one elective per discipline. For the Community Leadership minor, any 3 credit course. Choose from the following:
Accounting
  • AG303 - Accounting for Nonprofits (3) (AG210 and AG211 pre-requisites)
Business
  • BS200 - Fundamentals of Organizations (3)
  • BS355 - Organizational Behavior (3)
  • BS425 - Not-for-Profit Organizations: Theory and Practice (3) (BS201 pre-requisite)
Community Leadership
  • CL300 - Grant Writing (3)
  • CL310 - Special Topics in Community Leadership (variable)
  • CL398 - Readings in Community Leadership (variable)
  • CL399 - Independent Project in Community (variable)
Economics
  • ES213 - Macroeconomic Principles (3)
  • ES214 - Microeconomic Principles (3)
Geography
  • GY264 - Economic Geography (3)
  • GY212 - Urban Geography (4) (Strongly recommended for minor, required for major)
  • GY313 - Advanced Urban Geography (3)
  • GY413 - Urban and Regional Planning (3)
Political Science
  • PS101 - American Government and Politics (3)
  • PS310 - Intergovernmental Relations (3)
  • PS/BS340 - Public Administration (3)
  • PS345 - Public Policy (3)
  • PS350 - Methods and Inquiry in Political Science (3)
  • PS401 - Health Care Policy (3)
  • PS402 - Education Policy (3)
Sociology
  • SY102 - Introduction to Social Work (3)
  • SY103 - Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • SY 201 - Social Psychology (3)
  • SY260 - Introduction to Social Problems (3)
  • SY302 - Community Sociology (3)
  • SY375 - Complex Organizations (3)
Theology
  • TY250 - Contemporary Christian Morality (3)

Courses

CL100 Introduction to Community Leadership (3)
This course is the introductory course for the Community Leadership major and minor. It will introduce students to the concepts of community, service, civic responsibility, leadership in nonprofit organizations, and social justice. Two main modes of learning are extended service (30+ hours) in designated community agencies and reflection in class on these experiences using readings and other methods (e.g., speakers, common field trips, simulations, etc. Student contributions to the ideas of the course are a third mode of learning for other students, essential to the success of the course.
 
CL300 Fund Development and Grant Writing (3)
This course provides an introduction to grant research and writing, within a larger context of fund development for nonprofit agencies, for students who have little or no prior experience in developing grant proposals.
 
CL396 Practicum/Internship in Community Leadership (3)
This course is a field placement for three credit hours in which the student will spend at least 150 hours, or 10-15 hours per week in a nonprofit agency during the semester in addition to regular meetings with the Community Leadership Director. Through the practicum the student will gain practical experience of the agency’s mission and programs, develop an understanding of its financial and governance systems, and become more involved with the agency’s population. This course is a transition to CL400, the Community Leadership Capstone Seminar. This course requires the prior approval of the Community Leadership Director
 
CL398 Readings in Community Leadership (Variable)
Individually negotiated program of readings on a selected topic established by contract between instructor and student. This course requires the prior approval of the Community Leadership Director.
 
CL399 Independent Project in Community Leadership (Variable)
Individually negotiated project in Community Leadership established by contract between instructor and student. This course requires the prior approval of the Community Leadership Director.
 
CL400 Community Leadership Capstone (2)
This course is a three credit course which builds on the CL396 Practicum experience of the student. The student is expected to develop an analysis of how the agency might serve its clients in ways it is not presently doing. In concert with agency leaders and the Community Leadership Director, the student will develop a program proposal designed to close this gap. This proposal will include best practice from similar agencies and should be of such a quality that it can be submitted to funders. Normally this course should be taken after the Practicum is finished and requires the prior approval of the Community Leadership Director.