Minors

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The Department of Strategic Communication offers a minor in leadership to provide the theoretical background, historical contexts, and core competencies needed to become effective leaders and team members in a variety of fields and professions.

Leadership is a communication and relational process, not a position. Leadership requires responsible, thoughtful reflection and action from all levels of society. This approach requires competencies in self-awareness, team skills, ethical decision-making, as well as the ability to generate a vision and lead with, through, and for others to bring about positive change.

Course Course Name Hours
STRC 1111 Public Speaking 3
STRC 1112 Communicating Leadership 3
STRC 2661 Introduction to Organizational Communication 3
STRC 2672 or 2696 Global Communication or Diverse Communication and 3
STRC 2662 Leading Groups and Team Building 3
STRC 4879 or 4670 Collaborative Advocacy or Special Topics In Organizational Leadership 3
Total credits required for the minor in Leadership 18

The Leadership minor provides courses to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform in the following areas:

  • Understand high performance teams
  • Discover potential and personal values, passions, and vision
  • Build competence in leadership communication skills
  • Develop ability to work effectively with diverse groups in diverse contexts
  • Understand organizational systems and how to implement change

If you are interested adding a minor in Leadership, contact an advisor in the SMC Advising Center.

The Leadership minor is not available to StratComm majors.