Class 1& 2: LDST 201 & 202 Introduction to Leadership course sequence is required to complete the certificate.
(This course was previously called COMS 201/202. If you took this class as COMS 201/202, it still counts toward the certificate.)
Class 3: One elective class required. Select from the list below. These classes have content focus applicable to organizational leadership, non-profit leadership, community leadership, social justice, and/or diversity. Click on the schools or department headings to see list of courses.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion K-12
This course explores cultural diversity in K-12 settings through a critical analysis of several key themes: power, privilege, and difference. Students will examine the social construction of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality, language, and abilities within the classroom. This course examines topics including: gender bias, racism, white privilege, income inequality, as well as the educational and social experiences of students from historically marginalized backgrounds. Fieldwork experience is a required component of this course.
Precious Porras & Amanda Wright
Special Topics Class: Advocacy for Social Change
Spring 2016 Semester
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a number of theoretical frameworks and models in social justice leadership. Through various readings, social interactions, discussions, and critical reflection activities, students will be challenged to consider multiple perspectives of the same issue. Further, the course will provide students with an opportunity to engage with the local community and develop an advocacy outreach project that addresses an issue within the community by applying leadership and social justice concepts.
If you would like to petition that a class count towards the Leadership Certificate, please fill out the class petition form.