Leadership Studies

Concentration in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement

There is a pressing need for leaders who can help communities and causes find common ground and come together around a shared vision. The concentration in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement helps students understand and apply leadership skills in community settings, and develop tools and strategies for engaging stakeholders and increasing civic participation. Students will acquire knowledge of best practices crucial to the success of community engagement efforts and healthy democracy.

This concentration may be completed face-to-face on our Portland campus, fully online, or through a combination of the two.

This concentration requires completion of the following courses (total of 18 credits):

Required Courses (12 Credits)

LOS 302 Organizational Behavior 3 cr

LOS 325 Advancing Innovation in State and Local Government 3 cr

LOS 440 Organizational Change and Development 3 cr

LOS 462 Community Leadership and Civic Engagement 3 cr

 

And, either LOS 470 Leadership Study Abroad (6 credits) OR

Two of the following courses (6 credits total):

LOS 327 Leading Through Conflict 3 cr

LOS 330 Leadership in Different Cultures 3 cr

LOS 360 Innovation in Organizations 3 cr

LOS 430 Applied Social Policy 3 cr