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Leadership Communication Minor (15 Credits)

Great leaders are great communicators.
Individuals and organizations thrive under effective leadership and they wither when communication is toxic or dysfunctional. The minor in Leadership Communication prepares students to take on leadership roles in business, nonprofits, politics, sports, education, the arts, and media.

Ethical and effective interpersonal communication is central to many careers. Employers who responded to the recent National Association of Colleges and Employers Survey cited written and verbal communication skills as two of the top five skills they look for when hiring new graduates. Competency in leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution, and team building are just some of the skills fundamental to the L-COM minor.

Required courses (15 credits)*

Communication Skills for Leadership (select 4)

  • COM 101 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 201 Nonverbal Communication
  • COM 230 Public Speaking
  • COM 301 Persuasion
  • COM 312 Professional Presentations
  • COM 330 Organizational Communication
  • COM 331 Conflict Communication

Leadership in Context (select 1)

  • BUS 331 Organizational Behavior
  • COM 375 Digital Media Branding & Politics
  • COM 401 Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 464 PR Crisis Management
  • MUS 361 Leadership in Music Organizations
  • SLM 345 Management Techniques: Leadership & Problem Solving
* Communication majors may not double-count any course for both the major any minor
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For More Information

Dr. Terri Toles-Patkin
Department of Communication
209 Communication Building
(860) 465-5368

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