Leadership, Organizing and Relating
In today's rapidly changing world, it isn't enough to know how to continue the status quo; responsible members of society must be able to help shape the future. Developments in technology, increased globalization of our economy, and shifting populations mean that our world, our organizations, our communities and even our families are no longer static and fixed. In fact, the only constant in today's world is a continual process of change. The successful leader will be the one who can adapt and continually facilitate innovation and reorganization in response to that change.
The concentration in Leadership, Organizing and Relating explores how individuals organize in relation to one another across interpersonal, group, organizational and social contexts, providing students with a unique but transferable set of skills, including the ability to create persuasive messages, interact with diverse groups of people and use the latest technology to enhance the process of organizing.
Students completing this concentration will learn the value of relational communication for developing and maintaining connections with others, skillfully communicate in work teams in a variety of contexts and understand and critically analyze organizational processes. Students may tailor their educational experience to specific organizing contexts or industries, including international business, health care, insurance, government and hospitality.
Careers in Leadership, Organizing, and Relating
This concentration can lead to careers in the commercial and non-profit sectors, including:
|Interpersonal & Community Outreach
|Director of Volunteer Services
|Wellness Project Manager
||Director of Communication|
|Student/Residential Life Director||Training and Development
|Case Advocate||Market Researcher|
|Fundraising||Customer Service Representative|
|Relocation Specialist||Human Resources|
|Medical Educator/Promoter||Corporate Support Services Manager|
|Director of Community Relations||Sales and Marketing|
In addition to the Communication core requirements (16 hours), students in this concentration take:
Writing (3 hours)
212 Message Design
Foundations (9 hours)
Choose two of the following:
300 Interpersonal Communication
320 Organizational Communication
420 Leadership and Teams
Choose three additional hours from courses above or below:
|309 Health Communication||421 Organizational Culture|
|390 Sports Communication||422 Conflict, Mediation & Negotiation|
|330 Intercultural Communication||424 Training & Development|
|380 Interviewing & Listening||443 Culture, Technology & Communication|
|400 Family Communication|
Production Practices & Applications (3 hours)
Any Communication course designated as a Production/Technology course may be taken to fulfill this requirement.
Capstone (3 hours)
4xx Research Capstone
Electives (6 hours)
An additional six hours may be taken from any of the classes in the Communication curriculum.
Download the full Communication program curriculum