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

 

For more information, please visit the Garfield Institute for Public Leadership's Website

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