Interfaith Leadership Minor Requirements

Summary of Minor Requirements

Core Requirements:

  • Busad 108 Interfaith Leadership for Business & the Professions
  • Choice of One: Anthro 001 or ES 001
  • Choice of One: Comm 106 or ES 155
  • Choice of One: JCL 150, Busad 131, or Psych 172
  • Interfaith Leadership 120 (.25 credit IFL project course)

Two Electives (One from Each Category):

  • One Interfaith in Context Elective
  • One Enhanced Learning Outcome Elective

Minor Requirements - Detail

To graduate with an Interfaith Leadership Minor, students must complete courses in the following Program Core, which consists of four full credit courses and one quarter-credit project course.  Students must also complete Two Electives, one from each of two elective categories. 

Program Core

Four Full Credit Courses + One Quarter Credit Project Course:

1. Choice of One:

    • Anthropology 001 - Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • Ethic Studies 001 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies

    2. Business Administration 108   Interfaith Leadership in Business and the Professions

    3. Choice of One:

      • Communication 106 - Intercultural Communication
      • Ethnic Studies 155 - Advanced Intergroup Dialogue

      4. Choice of One:

        • Justice, Community, and Leadership 150 - Advanced Leadership Theory
        • Business Administration 131 - Managing and Leading Organizations
        • Psychology 172 - Groups, Organizations, and Societies

        5. Interfaith Leadership 120 - Interfaith Leadership Praxis (.25 credit)

        Two Electives, One from Each of Two Categories

        Category One: Interfaith in Context Elective— Choose One Course from the following:

        • Kinesiology 118   Issues in Community Health
        • Psychology 150   Personality Psychology**
        • Global and Regional Studies 001   Introduction to Global and Regional Studies
        • History 162   Modern China
        • History 163   Ethnic Identity and Conflict in China
        • Politics 115   Theories of Justice
        • Politics 143   Middle East Politics

        Category Two: Enhanced Learning Outcome Elective— Choose One Course from the following:

        • Anth 001
        • ES 001*
        • JCL 150*
        • Busad 131*
        • Psych 172*
        • Comm 106*
        • ES 155*
        • Anth 117*
        • Psych 163
        • TRS 104†
        • TRS 151†
        • TRS 152†
        • TRS 153†
        • TRS 154†
        • TRS 155†

        Program Notes

        • “Double-Dipping”: Students may count up to two courses from their major and one course from another minor toward the Interfaith Leadership Minor.
        • Prerequisites for Courses from Other Departments/Programs:  Some courses in the Interfaith Leadership Minor may require permission of the instructor, if students do not have the prerequisites for the course.  For example, JCL 150 will require permission of the instructor, and entry in that course will depend on how far along students are in this minor.  Also, only students who have taken Psych 001 and any one of Ethnic Studies 001, Psych 003 or Psych 160 may enroll in Psych 163 Prejudice and Stereotyping.  Students should prepare accordingly.
        • Interfaith in Context Elective: **Psychology 150 only counts as an elective for this minor when it is taught by Caitlin Powell.
        • Notes for Enhanced Learning Outcome Elective: The asterisked courses will count for this elective only if they were not already taken as a part of the Interfaith Leadership Minor Program Core. The †  Theology and Religious Studies (TRS) courses for the Interfaith Leadership Minor will not double-dip with the Theological Understanding Core Curriculum (TUCC) General Education Requirement.  To count as an Enhanced Learning Outcome Elective, these courses must be taken in addition to the two courses required for the TUCC requirement.  Note also that other TRS courses may count for this elective upon approval of the Interfaith Leadership Program Director, who will confirm their inclusion in this program with the TRS Department Chair.


        IFL 120 Interfaith Leadership Praxis  
        A field-based course required for students who plan to complete the Interfaith Leadership Minor.  Through the integration of the Interfaith Leadership Minor learning outcomes, students receive hands-on experience in developing and conducting a project that involves building bridges of understanding and cooperation across boundaries of religious, spiritual, and/or non-faith differences. The course instructor and the enrolled student(s) work together in the development of the project, the implementation of which will be the student(s)’ primary responsibility. Depending on the number of eligible students, this course may be conducted as an independent study or involve students working together in teams.  Prerequisites: All four Program Core full credit courses.  Offered annually spring semester.

        Other Courses in the Program
        Course descriptions for other courses in the Interfaith Leadership Minor can be found under their respective department/program in this catalog, e.g., in Business Administration, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Psychology, Communication, Politics, History, Kinesiology, Global and Regional Studies, Theology and Religious Studies, and Justice, Community and Leadership.