Public Scholarship and Community Engagement Minor

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Director: M. Hargis (PhD), Dean of the College of Business and Rector of the EPIC Residential College, (501) 450-5343,

[1] Purpose

The Public Scholarship and Community Engagement minor (1) teaches students critical thinking skills, (2) prepares students to write effective and persuasive plans and reports, (3) teaches students to collaborate and work effectively in project teams to maximize performance, and (4) creates hands-on learning opportunities through real-world projects, as students help businesses and community entities develop innovative solutions to problems.

[2] Requirements

[2.1] Foundation Courses (12 hours)

PHIL 2305 Critical Thinking
SPCH 2311 Business and Professional Speaking
MGMT 2341 Principles of Management
WRTG 3310 Technical Writing

[2.2] Elective Courses (9 hours)

Three elective courses (9 hours) at the 3000- or 4000-level. These may be any 3000- or 4000-level courses, selected in consultation with the minor advisor.

Students will be encouraged to present their work at public or scholarly venues at the completion of the minor.