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Contemporary Leadership

The Science and Society Program offers a minor in Contemporary Leadership, open to all undergraduate students regardless of major. The minor provides a broad overview of leadership theory and practice, and engages students in critical thinking, self-reflection, problem solving and multicultural education. Students should contact the minor advisor for course selection and plan approval.

Requirements: 

Consult advisors often to ensure timely enrollment in SAS 192 and 190X, which are only offered in spring quarter, once a year.

24 units

Core leadership courses (8 units)​

  • SAS 130 Contemporary Leadership (4 units)
  • SAS 192 Internship in Science and Society (1-12 units)
    • SAS 192 must be taken concurrently with an approved internship for 2 units.
  • SAS 190X Science & Society Seminar (1-4 units)
    • 2 units of SAS 190X is required.

Preparatory Subject Matter (16 units)
Students are required to complete 4 units from each of the following four categories. All courses are 4 units except where noted.

  • Ethics and Values (4 units)
    • ANS 170 Ethics of Animal Use (4 units)
    • ECS 188 Ethics in an Age of Technology (4 units)
    • ENL 107 Freedom of Expression (4 units)
    • ESP 164 Ethical Issues in Environmental Policy (3 units)
      • ESP 164 is a three-unit course.
    • PHI 115 Problems in Normative Ethics (4 units)
    • PHI 116 Ethical Theories (4 units)
    • PHI 117 Foundations of Ethics (4 units)
    • PSC 175 Genius, Creativity, and Leadership (4 units)
  • Communication, Interpersonal Relationships and Human Dynamics (4 units)
    • ANT 139AN Race, Class, Gender Systems (4 units)
    • CMN 136 Organizational Communication (4 units)
    • CRD 172 Social Inequality: Issues and Innovations (4 units)
    • LIN 163 Language, Gender, and Society (4 units)
    • PSC 151 Social Psychology (4 units)
    • SOC 126 Social Interaction (4 units)
    • SOC 132 The Sociology of Gender (4 units)
    • UWP 104A Writing in the Professions: Business Writing (4 units)
    • UWP 104B Writing in the Professions: Law (4 units)
    • UWP 104C Writing in the Professions: Journalism (4 units)
    • UWP 104D Writing in the Professions: Elementary and Secondary Education (4 units)
    • UWP 104E Writing in the Professions: Science (4 units)
    • UWP 104F Writing in the Professions: Health (4 units)
  • Organization Structure and Cultures (4 units)
    • AMS 125 Corporate Cultures (4 units)
    • ANT 105 Evolution of Societies and Cultures (4 units)
    • CRD 152 Community Development (4 units)
    • CRD 154 Social Theory and Community Change (4 units)
    • CRD 158 Small Community Governance (4 units)
    • CRD 164 Theories of Organizations and their Role in Community Change (5 units)
    • SOC 030A Intercultural Relations in Multicultural Societies (3 units)
      • SOC 030A is a three-unit course.
    • SOC 156 Social Movements (4 units)
    • SOC 180A Complex Organizations (4 units)
    • SOC 180B Complex Organizations (4 units)
    • SOC 183 Comparative Organizations (4 units)
    • WMS 140 Gender and Law (4 units)
  • Multiculturalism, the Global Community and Social Change (4 units)
    • AMS 153 The Individual and Community in America (4 units)
    • AMS 156 Race, Culture and Society in the United States (4 units)
    • CRD 176 Comparative Ethnicity (4 units)
    • ENL 179 Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (4 units)
    • HIS 173 Becoming an American: Immigration and American Culture (4 units)
    • HIS 178B Race In America, 1865-Present (Discontinued) (4 units)
    • NAS 134 Race, Culture, and Nation (4 units)
    • POL 124 The Politics of Global Inequality (4 units)
    • POL 125 Political Economy of Foreign Aid (4 units)
    • POL 130 Recent U.S. Foreign Policy (4 units)
    • TXC 174 Introduction to World Trade in Textiles and Clothing (4 units)

Total = 24 units

 

Minor Advisor

E. G. Hack
eghack@ucdavis.edu
(530) 754-7277

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