Academic Offerings

The Office of Intercultural Student Affairs provides opportunities to explore multicultural topics academically.

Leadership for Social Change HPC 3200

This course explores social change as both a process and a goal through the lens of adaptive leadership theory. Frameworks, strategies, and models for personal, organizational, and societal change will be examined in an experiential and reflective class environment utilizing pedagogies of mindfulness and dialogue. (Offered every Spring semester)

Leading Change: Campus Activism HPC 3540 (New in 2021!)

This course is a 3-credit hour dialogue-based seminar exploring student leadership and activism on college campuses from the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at Shaw University during the Civil Rights Movement to Occupy Wall Street, #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and others. Using traditional and modern change theoretical models students will analyze and discuss the efficacy of these models in leading change from an activist perspective. (Offered in the Fall semester)

Minor in Leadership Studies

App State is about developing leaders. Whether you're interested in taking one leadership course or earning the Leadership Studies Minor, we have excellent learning opportunities that prepare you to lead.

Our leadership courses help you to develop life and career skills such as critical thinking, team development, conflict resolution, problem-solving, decision making, communication, and consensus-building.

In addition, leadership studies is a resume builder that stands out to employers who value leadership education and experience because it tells them that you are ready to accept the challenge to lead in an increasingly diverse and challenging environment. Learn more about a Minor in Leadership Studies by visiting the Community-Engaged Leadership website.