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Students completing the Applied Minor in Leadership will be better positioned for the job market to leave Earlham with a clear designation that they possess the marketable skill of leadership that employers seek. The Integrated Program will introduce students to interdisciplinary ways of thinking about leadership, ethics, morality and decision-making, and help them integrate what they are learning in the classroom with their co-curricular activities.


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Plan of Study


The following course is required:

  • MGMT 211 Leadership: Theory & Practice

Three of the following courses:

  • AWPE 308 Stables Instructor Program
  • EDUC 221 Outdoor Trip Leadership
  • EDUC 310 Experiential Education
  • ENG 309 Prophetic Black Women
  • ENG 353 Topics in Peace and Justice
  • ENSU 141 Environment, Society and Sustainability
  • HDSR 239 Persons and Systems
  • MGMT 312 Leadership and Change
  • MGMT 342 Leadership and Dealing with Differences
  • MGMT 368 Business Communication
  • MUSE 224 Uses and Abuses of Museums
  • PAGS 342 Conflict Resolution
  • PSYC 356 Psychology of Prejudice
  • THEA 270 Theatrecraft
  • THEA 333 Applied Theatre: Assistant Stage Manager
  • THEA 335 Applied Theatre: Master Electrician
  • THEA 339 Assistant Designer
  • Any Ford/Knight research course concerning issues of leadership


Co-curricular Activity

Students shall complete one of the following co-curricular activities:

  •    Participation in the Bonner Scholars program — at least 2 years 
  •    Participation in Quaker Fellows program — at least 2 years 
  •    Student Leader of Model UN — at least 1 year 
  •    Outdoor Education Student Leader Training — at least 1 year 
  •    Resident Assistant Training and work — at least 1 year 
  •    Earlham Student Government — at least 1 year 
  •    Student Event Managers — at least 1 year 
  •    Leadership position in theater production — at least 1 production 
  •    New Student Orientation Leadership Group — at least 1 year 
  •    Convener of a student group — at least 1 year 
  •    Barn Staff position — at least 1 year 
  •    Captain or Leadership position on an athletics team  — at least 1 season


Culminating Experience

Students shall complete one of the following:

  • An integrative reflection paper that describes current knowledge of leadership in general and own skills and development gained through Applied Minor experiences.
  • A significant public presentation on or off campus such as a presentation of learning, a presentation at college meeting for worship, or a conference presentation related to leadership.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.