Description of the major
The program draws on many liberal arts disciplines to illuminate the issues that all leaders face regarding work and employment issues. Students select courses in English; crime, law, and justice; economics; political science; sociology; labor and industrial relations; communication arts and sciences; and psychology. The goal is to provide a broad education that introduces methods of analysis used in the disciplines of the liberal arts and prepares students to understand the complex social, cultural, and organizational issues that they will confront in leadership positions. This program requires that students develop competency in four critical areas and then apply those skills: research methodology, critical analysis, communication skills, and the application of theory. Students can expect to focus on understanding how organizations function both formally and informally and how individuals function within organizations.