Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor
About the program
The Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor (ILM) program is ideal for those seeking to address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues and enact social change through leadership. Central to the minor is increasing students’ competencies for individual and collective social reflection, analysis, skill development, and action. Within the ILM curriculum, theory and practice are bridged together by drawing on various disciplines, including education, critical theory, social movement history and theory, community organizing, organizational and human relations, and much more. Regardless of a student’s academic major, this minor seeks to engage career readiness strategies to prepare students for relational, ethical, and global leadership across multiple disciplines, workplaces, and communities.
Why Choose Us?
The Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor program at UTA is among a handful of universities offering a minor in leadership, focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our interdisciplinary approach to leadership education has been designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to transform society from various fields. Faculty from the college of education and the Division of Student Affairs staff serve as instructors for ILM core courses, whose focus is to provide students with experiential learning opportunities to integrate the art and science of DEI-focused leadership.
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How do I Minor in Interdisciplinary Leadership?The Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor program is open to undergraduate students from all University of Texas at Arlington majors. The minor requires completion of (9) credit hours in the ILM core courses and nine (9) credit hours of elective coursework. Elective courses must be approved by an ILM coordinator.
Students interested in pursuing the Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor must complete Leadership Minor Approval Form that is to be signed by your academic Major Advisor. Next, students need to schedule a meeting with an ILM advisor to discuss their minor degree plan.
Required Minor Courses
- EDAD 1330: Introduction to Leadership & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (3 Hours)
- EDAD 2330: Leadership Theory and Practice (3 Hours)
- EDAD 4330: Capstone in Leadership Studies (3 Hours)
One course in each of the following areas
- Ethics (3 Hours)
- Global Issues (3 Hours)
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (3 Hours)
Fall 2022 Courses
EDAD 2330 : LEADERSHIP THEORY & PRACTICE
- Develop skills necessary to employ socially just leadership processes and practice.
- Tuesday & Thursday at 3:00 pm - 4:50 pm
EDAD 4390 : GENDER, RACE, & LEADERSHIP
- Examine how gender and race impact opportunities for and exercise of leadership within workplaces, communities, and movements.
- Tuesday at 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm