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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.

CourseCourse NameHours
STRC 1111Public Speaking3
STRC 1112Communicating Leadership3
STRC 2661Introduction to Organizational Communication3
STRC 2672 or 2696Global Communication or Diverse Communication and3
STRC 2662Leading Groups and Team Building3
STRC 4879 or 4670Collaborative Advocacy or Special Topics In Organizational Leadership3
Total credits required for the minor in Leadership18

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.