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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Information for specific audiences:

Graduate with Leadership Distinction

Professional and Civic Engagement: Approved Courses

 

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

Baccalaureate Students
  • 3 credits from Course List A (Leadership Studies Minor categories of introductory course, organization and group dynamics, or advanced leadership development) AND
  • 3 additional credits from Course List B (Leadership Studies Minor or Internship Course List)
Associate Students
  • 3 credits from either 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:

Course List A

Introductory Course

  • POLI 215 – Introduction to Leadership Studies
  • RCAM 205 – Foundations of Leadership

Public Speaking

  • MGMT 250 – Professional Communication
  • SPCH 140 – Public Communication
  • SPCH 201 – Popular Communication and Public Culture
  • SPCH 230 – Business and Professional Speaking
  • SPCH 330 – Small Group Communication
  • SPCH 331 – Organizational Communication
  • SPCH 380 – Persuasive Communication
  • SPCH 464 – Speechwriting

Organizational/Group Dynamics

  • POLI 368 – Interest Groups and Social Movements
  • PSYC 430 – Survey of Social Psychology
  • PSYC 487 – Community Psychology
  • SAEL 200 – Social Advocacy & Ethical Life
  • 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

Management

  • POLI 370 – Introduction to Public Administration
  • 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

Additional target leadership course:

  • EDLP 520 – The Teacher as Manager
  • EDPY 401 – Learners and the Diversity of Learning
  • HSPM 500 – Introduction to Health Care Management and Organization
  • SCHC 333A – South Carolina Semester Program

 

Course List B

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 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 516 – Costal Zone Management
  • GEOG 595 – Internship in Geography
  • HPEB 301 – Practicum in Health Education: Peer Health Education Training
  • 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
  • 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 292 – Athletic Training Clinical Experience I
  • PEDU 293 – Athletic Training Clinical Experience II
  • PEDU 340 – Practicum in the Instructional Aspect of Physical Education
  • PEDU 392 – Athletic Training Clinical Experience III
  • PEDU 393 – Athletic Training clinical Experience IV
  • PEDU 440 – Practicum in Secondary School Physical Education
  • PEDU 479 – Directed Teaching in Physical Education
  • PEDU 492 – Athletic Training Clinical Experience IV
  • PEDU 494 – AT Senior Seminar & Clinical Experience
  • 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

Introductory Leadership

  • POLI 215 – Introduction to Leadership Studies
  • RCAM 205 – Foundations of Leadership

Public Speaking

  • MGMT 250 – Professional Communication
  • SPCH 140 – Public Communication
  • SPCH 201 – Popular Communication and Public Culture
  • SPCH 230 – Business and Professional Speaking
  • SPCH 330 – Small Group Communication
  • SPCH 331 – Organizational Communication
  • SPCH 380 – Persuasive Communication
  • SPCH 464 – Speechwriting

Organizational/Group Dynamics

  • 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 365 – Race and Ethnic Relations

Management

  • POLI 370 – Introduction to Public Administration
  • 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

Ethics

  • ANTH 313 – Ethical Dilemmas in Anthropology
  • ARMY 301 – Advanced Military Decision Making
  • JOUR 303 – Law and Ethics of the Mass Media
  • JOUR 501 – Freedom, Responsibility, and Ethics of the Mass Media
  • NAVY 402 – Naval Leadership and Ethics
  • PHIL 211 – Contemporary Moral Issues
  • PHIL 320 – Ethics
  • PHIL 321 – Medical Ethics
  • PHIL 322 – Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 323 – Ethics of Science and Technology
  • PHIL 324 – Business Ethics
  • PHIL 325 – Engineering Ethics
  • PHIL 330 – Social and Political Philosophy
  • POLI 300 – Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 514 – Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 527 – Virtues, Acts, and Consequences
  • POLI 504 – Politics and Ethics
  • SCHC 433T – Law and Ethics of Outdoor Conservation
  • SPTE 385 – Ethics in Sport and Entertainment Business

Communications

  • AERO 301 – Air Force Leadership Studies I
  • AERO 302 – Air Force Leadership Studies II
  • ANTH 354 – Anthropology of Nonverbal Communication
  • ANTH 355 – Language, Culture, and Society
  • ANTH 371 – Ethnography of Communication
  • ANTH 555 – Language and Gender
  • ANTH 556 – Language and Globalization
  • ANTH 586 – Discourse, Gender and Politics of Emotion
  • ARMY 201 – Fundamentals of Military Leadership
  • ARMY 301 – Advanced Military Decision Making
  • ENGL 370 – Language in the USA
  • ENGL 387 – Introduction to Rhetoric
  • ENGL 455 – Language in Society
  • ENGL 462 – Technical Writing
  • ENGL 463 – Business Writing
  • ITEC 143 – Advanced Business Document Preparation
  • ITEC 242 – Business Communications
  • JOUR 311 – Minorities, Women, and the Mass Media
  • JOUR 434 – Electronic Journalism
  • JOUR 436 – Public Relations Writing
  • JOUR 452 – Electronic Mass Media Writing
  • JOUR 505 – Language and Communications Media
  • JOUR 536 – Crisis Communication
  • LING 340 – Language, Culture, and Society
  • LING 345 – Language in the USA
  • LING 440 – Language in Society
  • LING 541 – Language and Gender
  • LING 543 – Discourse, Gender, and Politics of Emotion
  • LING 556 – Language and Globalization
  • MGMT 250 – Professional Communication
  • MGMT 401 – Negotiation and Conflict in the Workplace
  • MUSC 100A – Music Advocacy I: Understanding the Power of Your Music
  • SCHC 480P – Legal Persuasion
  • SPCH 140 – Public Communication
  • SPCH 201 – Popular Communication and Public Culture
  • SPCH 230 – Business and Professional Speaking
  • SPCH 330 – Small Group Communication
  • SPCH 331 – Organizational Communication
  • SPCH 380 – Persuasive Communication
  • SPCH 387 – Introduction to Rhetoric
  • SPCH 464 – Speechwriting
  • WGST 311 – Minorities, Women, and the Mass Media
  • WGST 555 – Language and Gender

Diversity

  • Any AFAM course
  • Any ANTH cultures course
  • Any WGST course
  • ANTH 349 – Anthropology of Work
  • ANTH 371 – Ethnography of Communication
  • ANTH 381 – Gender and Globalization
  • ANTH 555 – Language and Gender
  • ARAB 280 – Introduction to Modern Arab Culture
  • ARMY 401 – Leadership and Management Seminar I
  • ARMY 402 – Leadership and Management Seminar II
  • CHIN 240 – Chinese Culture, Tradition, and Modern Societies
  • CPLT 270 – World Literature
  • CPLT 300 – What is Comparative Literature
  • CPLT 301 – Great Books of the Western World I
  • CPLT 302 – Great Books of the Western World II
  • CPLT 415 – Topics in Comparative Literary Relations
  • ENGL 455 – Language in Society
  • FREN 295 – Topics in French Culture
  • GEOG 121 – Lands and People of the World
  • GEOG 210 – Peoples, Places, and Environments
  • GERM 280 – German Culture and Civilization
  • HIST 329 – Modern and Contemporary Britain
  • HIST 338 – Modern Germany
  • HIST 347 – The Middle East in Modern Times
  • HIST 349 – The Contemporary Middle East and North Africa
  • HIST 354 – Modern East Asia
  • HIST 379 – Women in Modern Europe
  • HIST 386 – Islamic Institutions and Traditions
  • HIST 421 – Modern Latin America
  • HIST 424 – Gender in Latin America
  • IBUS 423 – Cross–Cultural Behavior and Negotiations
  • ITAL 400 – Contemporary Italian Civilization
  • JAPA 240 – Introduction to Japanese Culture
  • JAPA 340 – Introduction to Japanese Culture and Literature
  • JOUR 311 – Minorities, Women, and the Mass Media
  • LASP 311 – Latin American Cultures
  • LASP 315 – South American Indian Cultures
  • LASP 342 – Modern Latin America
  • LASP 351 – Politics and Governments of Latin America
  • LING 140 – Linguistic Diversity Awareness.
  • LING 440 – Language in Society
  • LING 541 – Language and Gender
  • NURS 226 – Socio–Cultural Variations in Health and Illness
  • NURS 313 – Nursing Care of the Older Adult
  • POLI 305 – Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
  • POLI 307 – Feminist Theory
  • POLI 352 – Gender and Politics
  • POLI 353 – Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics
  • POLI 364 – African–American Politics
  • POLI 402 – African American Political Thought
  • POLI 432 – Nationalism and Ethnicity in World Politics
  • POLI 454 – Women and the Law
  • POLI 476 – Black Activism
  • POLI 488 – Politics and Governments of Latin America
  • PSYC 440 – Survey of Personality
  • RELG 201– Religion and Culture
  • RELG 207– The African–American Religious Experience
  • RELG 210 – Introduction to Hinduism
  • RELG 220 – Introduction to Buddhism
  • RELG 250– Introduction to Islam
  • RELG 343 – Religions of the African Diaspora
  • RELG 351 – Religions of South Asia
  • RELG 352 – Religions of East Asia
  • RELG 354 – Islamic Institutions and Traditions
  • RUSS 280 – Introduction to Russian Civilization
  • SOCY 102 – Human Societies: An Introduction to Macrosociology
  • SOCY 301 – Sociology of Sex Roles
  • SOCY 304 – Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
  • SOCY 309 – An Introduction to Social Inequality
  • SOCY 355 – Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOWK 331 – Social Work with Diverse and Oppressed Populations
  • SPAN 375 – Topics in Hispanic Cultures and Literatures
  • SPCH 485 – Women's Rhetoric
  • SPCH 486 – African–American Rhetoric
  • SPTE 570 – Special Topics in Global Sport

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
 

 


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