Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication: Concentration in Organizational Leadership

The concentration in Organizational Leadership provides students with a thorough grounding in organizational and small-group communication.  Students' coursework in these areas will incorporate a special focus on both the theories and skills needed for the creation and maintenance of fruitful leader-follower relationships.

Summary of Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Arts may be conferred upon a student majoring in Strategic Communication by the recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours of credit with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 overall and in the major.  Students must meet:

  1. University requirements:
    • All students are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
    • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses in their major at Temple University.
  2. School of Media and Communication requirements.
  3. Minimum 36 credit hours in Strategic Communication, including the department's four Core courses (12 hours).
  4. Maximum 54 credit hours may be taken in Strategic Communication courses.
  5. A grade of C or higher must be attained in all required Strategic Communication courses.
  6. No more than 12 semester hours of transfer credits may be applied to Strategic Communication requirements.
  7. No more than 8 credits may be taken in Kinesiology and Dance activities courses.
     

Organizational Leadership Concentration

Department Core Requirements
STRC 1111Public Speaking3
or STRC 1911 Honors Public Speaking
STRC 1112Communicating Leadership3
STRC 2111Introduction to Communication Theory3
STRC 2112Strategies and Tactics of Persuasion3
Concentration Core Requirements
STRC 2661Introduction to Organizational Communication3
STRC 2662Leading Groups and Team Building3
STRC 3663Research Methods for Organizational Communication3
STRC 4696Diverse Communication and Leadership (WI)3
STRC 4774Communicating Organizational Change3
Organizational Leadership Concentration Electives
Select three of the following (one must be WI):9
Rhetoric of Social Movements (WI)
News Writing and Media Relations (WI)
Introduction to Public Relations
Global Communication and Leadership
Rhetorical Criticism (WI)
Special Topics in Organizational Leadership
Internship in Organizational Leadership
Intercultural Communication
Special Topics in Organizational Leadership
Health Communication
Collaborative Advocacy
Total Credit Hours36

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication: Concentration in Organizational Leadership

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
STRC 1112Communicating Leadership3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
COMM 1001SMC Freshman Seminar1
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
STRC 1111 or 1911Public Speaking3
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3-4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
STRC 2661Introduction to Organizational Communication3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Electives3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
STRC 2111Introduction to Communication Theory3
STRC 2662Leading Groups and Team Building3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Electives6
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
STRC 2112Strategies and Tactics of Persuasion3
STRC 3663Research Methods for Organizational Communication3
Electives10
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
STRC 4774Communicating Organizational Change3
Electives10
Select one of the following:3
Rhetoric of Social Movements (WI) 
News Writing and Media Relations [WI] 
Rhetorical Criticism [WI] 
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
Electives10
Select two of the following:6
Rhetoric of Social Movements (WI) 
News Writing and Media Relations [WI] 
Introduction to Public Relations 
Global Communication and Leadership 
Rhetorical Criticism [WI] 
Special Topics in Organizational Leadership 
Internship in Organizational Leadership 
Intercultural Communication 
Special Topics in Organizational Leadership 
Health Communication 
Collaborative Advocacy 
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
STRC 4696Diverse Communication and Leadership [WI]3
Electives13
 Term Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours: 124