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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Information for specific audiences:

Leadership Distinction:
Professional and Civic Engagement

Approved Courses

The course requirement varies by degree level (associate or baccalaureate) as follows:

Baccalaureate Students
  • 3 targeted credits from Leadership Studies Minor categories of introductory course, organization and group dynamics, or advanced leadership development (see list) AND
  • 3 additional credits from the Leadership Studies Minor (see bulletin) OR Internship Course List
Associate Students
  • 3 additional credits from the Leadership Studies Minor (see bulletin) OR Internship Course List

Special note for ALL: Some work/professional experience is required for completion of distinction which can be achieved through either at least 120 hours in core experiences or a practica/internship course.

The approved courses are as follows:

Targeted Leadership Studies Minor Credits

Targeted Leadership studies are required for baccalaureate degrees, and are optional for associate degrees.

Introductory Course
  • POLI 215 – Introduction to Leadership Studies
  • RCAM 205 – Foundations of Leadership
Organizational/Group Dynamics
  • HSPM 500 – Introduction to Health Care Management and Organization
  • POLI 368 – Interest Groups and Social Movements 
  • PSYC 430 – Survey of Social Psychology 
  • PSYC 487 – Community Psychology 
  • SOCY 308 – Community Organization  
  • SOCY 311 – Ecology of Human Social Systems  
  • SOCY 312 – Bureaucracy and Modern Society  
  • SOCY 354 – Collective Behavior  
  • SOCY 355 – Race and Ethnic Relations  
Advanced Leadership development
  • AERO 301 – Air Force Leadership Studies I
  • AERO 302 – Air Force Leadership Studies II
  • ARMY 302 – Applied Military Leadership
  • ARMY 401 – Leadership and Management Seminar I
  • ARMY 402 – Leadership and Management Seminar II
  • IBUS 423 – Cross-Cultural Behavior and Negotiations
  • JOUR 303 – Law and Ethics of the Mass Media
  • MGMT 250 – Professional Communication
  • MGMT 371 – Principles of Management
  • MGMT 374 – Management of Human Resources
  • MGMT 376 – Organization Behavior
  • MGMT 401 – Negotiation and Conflict in the Workplace
  • MGMT 402 – Managing Teams in the Workplace
  • MGMT 403 – Leadership in Organizations
  • MUED 568 – Organization and Administration of Music Programs
  • MUSC 580 – Entrepreneurship in Music
  • MUSC 591 – Music Leadership Practicum
  • NAVY 401 – Naval Leadership and Management I
  • NAVY 402 – Naval Leadership and Ethics
  • NURS 428 – Nursing Leadership and Management
  • POLI 370 – Introduction to Public Administration
  • PUBH 499 – Foundations of Public Health Leadership
  • SCHC 390Y – Introduction to Public Administration
  • SOCY 308 – Community Organization
  • SOCY 311 – Ecology of Human Social Systems
  • SOCY 312 – Bureaucracy and Modern Society
  • SOCY 354 – Collective Behavior
  • SOCY 355 – Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOWK 331 – Social Work with Diverse and Oppressed Populations
  • SOWK 422 – Advocacy for Social and Economic Justice
  • SPCH 230 – Business and Professional Speaking
  • SPCH 330 – Small Group Communication
  • SPCH 331 – Organizational Communication
  • SPCH 380 – Persuasive Communication
  • SPCH 464 – Speechwriting

Additional Leadership Studies Minor Courses which are an option for associate degree students or as a second course for baccalaureate degree students (if internship requirements are fulfilled) are listed in the bulletin Leadership Studies Minor.


Internship Courses
  • ARTE 571 – Directed Teaching in Art
  • ARTH 503 – Internship in Art History
  • ARTS 545 – Internship in Graphic Design
  • BADM 499 – Business Internship
  • CRJU 494 – Internship
  • DANC 370 – Dance Education II: Creative Dance for Children
  • DANC 479 – Teaching Internship in Dance Education
  • ECON 499 – Internship in Economics
  • ECHE 202 – Exploring the Chemical Engineering Workplace
  • EDEC 342P – The Young Child: Development, Care, and Education (3-8 Years)
  • EDEC 570 – Internship in Environments for Teaching and Learning
  • EDEC 591 – Seminar on Teaching in Early Childhood
  • EDEL 441 – Introductory Elementary Internship
  • EDEL 570 – Internship in Environments for Teaching and Learning
  • EDEL 571 – Internship in Planning and Motivation
  • EDEL 591 – Seminar on Teaching
  • EDML 584 – Middle School Internship Seminar
  • EDML 598 – Internship A in the Middle School
  • EDML 599 – Internship B in the Middle School
  • EDPY 401P – Practicum: Learners and the Diversity of Learning
  • EDTE 590ABC
    (A) Internship in Curriculum and Assessment,
    (B) Internship in Teaching,
    (C) Internship in Professional Roles
  • ENGL 466 – Writing Internship
  • EXSC 481 – Practicum in Community Fitness Programs
  • FORL 448 – Teaching Internship in Foreign Languages
  • FORL 510 – Teaching Second Languages to Young Children
  • GEOG 595 – Internship in Geography
  • HRSM 301 – HRSM Professional Development Seminar
  • HRTM 290 – Hospitality and Tourism Practicum
  • HRTM 495 – Hospitality and Tourism Internship
  • ITEC 301 – Professional Internship Seminar
  • ITEC 311 – Practicum in Business Education – Internship A
  • ITEC 472 – Directed Teaching in High School (Business Education)
  • JOUR 548 – Internship in Mass Communication
  • MART 499 – Internship in Media Arts
  • MUED 454 – Music for Young Children
  • MUED 465 – General Music in Elementary Schools
  • MUED 465P – Practicum in Elementary Music
  • MUED 467 – Choral Methods and Materials
  • MUED 467P – Practicum in Choral Music
  • MUED 477 – Directed Teaching (Music)
  • MUED 533P – Practicum in Methods for String Instruction I
  • MUED 534P – Practicum in Methods for String Instruction II
  • MUSC 599 – Music Business Internship
  • MSCI 460 – Field and Laboratory Investigations in Marine Science
  • NURS 412 – Acute Care Nursing of Adults I
  • NURS 422 – Acute Care Nursing of Adults II
  • NURS 424 – Maternal/Newborn Nursing
  • NURS 425 – Nursing of Children and Families
  • NURS 435 – Senior Nursing Capstone Practicum
  • NURS 491 – Community and Environment Assessment
  • NURS 534 – The Rural Interdisciplinary Practicum
  • PALM 494 – Internship
  • PEDU 340 – Practicum in the Instructional Aspect of Physical Education
  • PEDU 440 – Practicum in Secondary School Physical Education
  • PEDU 479 – Directed Teaching in Physical Education
  • POLI 379 – Public Affairs Internship
  • PSYC 489 – Community Psychology Practicum
  • RETL 495 – Retailing Practicum
  • SCHC 498 – Honors Internship
  • SLIS 496 – Internship in Information Science
  • SOWK 481 – Practicum I: Field Education
  • SOWK 482 – Practicum II: Field Education
  • SOWK 483 – Practicum Seminar
  • SPTE 495 – Internship in Sport and Entertainment Management
  • UNIV 201 – Fundamentals of Inquiry (Internship Section)
  • WGST 499 – Community Service Internship


 


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