Public Leadership (minor)
The minor in public leadership is a curricular element of the The Garfield Institute of Public Leadership whose mission is to prepare students for leadership in matters of public policy, foreign and domestic. It is grounded in the liberal arts education that Hiram College has maintained throughout its history. The Institute also serves to inform the public by bringing to campus persons whose own responsible leadership enables them to clarify issues of public policy. The minor in public leadership combines interdisciplinary teaching and experience to prepare students for careers of service in multiple publics.
The minor develops vision, knowledge and practical skills to foster a new generation of policy makers. Through coursework and participation in opportunities on and off campus, students develop self-understanding and the insight and abilities from multiple disciplines for successful careers in public service, nonprofit organizations and international institutions.
Core requirements for the minor include INTD 24100: Public Leadership (team taught) Central to public leadership is the ability to connect public issues and policy solutions. Through an interdisciplinary approach, the course will study public policy analysis – the process by which an issue becomes public and the debates regarding appropriate courses of action. Students will understand and apply relevant theories and skills through an examination of cases involving policy issues. These issues may at times focus on broad societal concerns (e.g. environment, education, healthcare, global security) or a specific policy issue (e.g. international trade agreements or social security).
Students enrolled in the course will have opportunities for mentoring, participation in the Garfield seminars (as a Scholar or as an attendee) and community service.
Fulfillment of the minor also requires the completion of a semster's long internship, as well as the completion of four courses -- in addition to INTD 24100 -- which have been approved as applicable to the minor. The list of these accepted courses is as follows:
MGMT 218: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
COMM 101: FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATION
COMM 221: GROUP-INTERACTION PROCESSES
COMM 222: ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
COMM 230: ARGUMENTATION AND ADVOCACY
COMM 231: RHETORIC OF INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS
COMM 232: PRESIDENTIAL RHETORIC
COMM 245: PUBLIC RELATIONS
COMM 326: PERSUASION AND ATTITUDE CHANGE
COMM 332: GLOBAL RHETORICAL TRADITIONS
COMM 334: THE RHETORIC OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
ENTR 306: THE ENTREPRENEURIAL PROCESS
PHIL 272: ETHICAL THINKING
PHIL 401: FOUNDATIONS OF ETHICS
POLS 109: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
POLS 209: INTEREST GROUPS
POLS 215: PUBLIC POLICY AND THE PRESIDENCY
POLS 225: PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP & THE MAKING OF FOREIGN POLICY
POLS 251: POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY FOR A DANGEROUS WORLD
POLS 274: MODERN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
POLS 314: PUBLIC POLICY MAKING
POLS 373: CLASSICAL POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
POLS 337: THE ART OF WAR
PSYCH 344 – SOCIAL PYSCHOLOGY