Leadership

Leadership is an emerging communications field of study that has broad applications in both profit and non-profit organizations. This emphasis area ensures students realize their own leadership gifts and styles and allows them to better understand the current leadership environment. Students may select this emphasis area to better understand themselves and our society or to prepare for leadership as part of their vocation. Careers that especially benefit from this emphasis area include politics, non-profit or religious leadership in church or para-church organizations, military or any number of business applications that involve collaboration and systemic communication organization.

Leadership Courses:

Required for all Communications majors (18 hours)

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    • COM 220 – Interpersonal Communication (3)
    • COM 221 – Narratives and Ideologies of Hollywood (3)
    • COM 271 – Introduction to Communication Theory (3)
    • COM 331 – Group Communication & Leadership (3)
    • COM 435 – Internship (3)
    • COM 475 – Senior Seminar (3)
  • Leadership Studies (24)
    • COM 230 – Introduction to Leadership (3)
    • BM 311 – Principles of Management (3)
    • SOC 100 – Intro to Sociology (3)
    • SOC 301 –Social Problems (3)
    • COM 351 – Persuasion (3)

6 hours from

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    • COM 281 – Public Relations Theory and Practice (3)
    • COM 350 – Organization Communications (3)
    • COM 442 – Communication Campaigns (3)
    • BM 331 – Human Resource Management (3)

3 hours from

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    • COM 250 – Intercultural Communications (3)
    • HIS 200 – Leadership in History (3)
    • CM 411 – Leadership in Ministry (3)
    • REC 362 – Adventure Based Leadership (3)
    • REC 412 – Outdoor Christian Leadership (3)