2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Leadership/Stewardship Communication Minor

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Charles Morris III, Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
100 Sims Hall, 315-443-2308,  cemorris@syr.edu


College of Visual and Performing Arts


Leadership skills are inherently tied to one’s ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations, including formal presentations, meetings, the media, and informal conversations. Competent use of one’s skills is predicated on a sophisticated understanding of culture, context, process, audience, and principles of rhetoric. The minor in Leadership/Stewardship Communication is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of the relationship between communication and leadership and to develop appropriate skills for enhancing leadership. The minor complements many of the University’s professional and liberal arts programs, especially those that prepare students for leadership roles in specific professions (law, politics, management, media, community services, and so on).


  • 3.0 GPA (based on completion of 30 credits)
  • Must enter program no later than first semester of Junior year
  • Complete petition and submit to department chair for approval
  • Petitions accepted at any time, but normally reviewed and approved after October 15 (fall semester) and March 1 (spring semester) deadlines for applications.

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