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Communication Division

Rhetoric and Leadership

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Rhetoric and Leadership Minor

The Rhetoric and Leadership Minor, consisting of 22-24 semester units, prepares students for their roles as leaders in the community, politics, law, business, the church, and more. It focuses on how persuasive messages are created and delivered to audiences. Sometimes the audiences are receptive, like those at a political campaign rally; sometimes the audiences are not so receptive, as when a corporate executive must convince union members to support an unpopular company policy. Regardless of the reason, students who study rhetoric develop a diverse set of skills that enable them to seek careers in the nonprofit sector, business, religion, education, government, and law.

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