Hiram College

Requirements for the Minor

To qualify for a public leadership minor, students must choose from the required list of courses and electives. Students must also become involved with the Garfield Center for Public Leadership and complete an internship or study-abroad trip that can complement their studies.

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