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  Jan 21, 2018
Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018

Minor in Public Leadership

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This minor is intended to provide students with a strong theoretical, practical and applied understanding of leadership and the role that political and/or public actors can play in the public domain of both democratic and non-democratic states to achieve their policy goals, affect positive social change and impact the policy choices of governments. Students will be prepared for further studies or careers in politics, government, public policy, community organization and activism, education, human rights and law.

Students will select courses from the Faculty of Social Sciences that address these themes, developing a strong interdisciplinary grasp on the different concepts of leadership and their application to different policy and public environments. Beyond the required courses, students will be able to select from a wide variety of courses that cater to their own interests.

It is the student’s responsibility to check carefully for prerequisites, co-requisites and enrolment restrictions of all courses in this list. Students are encouraged to speak to their Faculty advisors about Faculty-specific rules about double-counting courses for the minor.


24 units total

3 units

Foundations of Public Policy, Public Administration and Public Service


Please see the Course Listings  section for a detailed description of the above courses.

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