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COMM410 - Leadership Communication

Course Details

Course Code: COMM410 Course ID: 5045 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is designed to introduce students to the theory and practices of leadership communication and provide students with the ability to clearly and persuasively communicate as a people leader with messages that inspire understanding and action. Different communication situations will be examined that includes leadership updates, sharing mission and vision, communicating values and ethics, transformational messages, and difficult leadership communication. Attention will be given to a clear, concise, and informative style that focuses on a positive tone, inclusivity, and support. Each student will learn about their own leadership style and how their individual leadership attributes contributes to a more authentic message that connects with the target audience. By the end of the course, students will have created numerous leadership messages to suit a variety of communication scenarios. (Prerequisite: COMM351)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
11/30/21 - 04/29/22 05/02/22 - 06/26/22 Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Define “communication,” and “leadership”, and identify the communication types and strategies by which people lead.

CO2. Understand the “language” of the field after being introduced to a broad range of relevant concepts, theories, and perspectives in leadership communication.

CO3. Understand the impact of leadership communication on internal and external stakeholders, within organizations and diverse teams.

CO4. Reflectively practice leadership communication in a group or organization related to their degree goals and/or career desires.

CO5. Demonstrate competence in making presentations.

CO6. Identify, define, and explain the major perspectives (such as trait, situational, functional, transformational, and charismatic) associated with the study of leadership.

CO7. Understand relevant scholarship of leadership communication and appropriately apply concepts to organizational case studies.

Please see the eReserves for the weekly readings.

Book Title:Management and Organization Theory: A Jossey-Bass Reader - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Author:Miles, Jeffrey
Unit Cost:$51.00
Book Title:Communicate Like a Leader: Connecting Strategically to Coach, Inspire, and Get Things Done - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Booher, Dianna
Unit Cost:$18.95

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.