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Leadership Minor


(New for fall 2016)

The Leadership minor is the academic component of a broader initiative at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota to “awaken, nurture, and empower learners to ethical lives of service and leadership.” It’s in our mission statement. Leadership is embraced and valued by students and faculty, regardless of discipline. Students have countless opportunities to grow leadership skills both inside and outside of the classroom.

Graduates with skills and knowledge in ethical and effective leadership are in demand, both in society and in the workplace, and students in many majors will benefit from the communication and leadership theory and practice packaged in the Leadership minor.

This minor is not available to students majoring in Strategic Communication.

Course descriptions

A. The following courses make up the Leadership minor:

COM175 Leadership Theory and Practice
COM250 Intercultural Communication
COM270 Persuasion and Advocacy
COM360 Ethical Communication and Leadership
COM375 Organizational Communication
COM475 Transforming Community: Leadership Capstone