The Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture program explicitly connects the communication skills and leadership training of a liberal arts education to successful post- graduation employment. This degree program is defined by its focus on the transferability of the written, oral and visual communication skills, the critical thinking, and the cultural awareness acquired during a liberal arts education to the world beyond academia. Technical skills, work-integrated learning (internships, cooperatives, workplace-generated projects), and career-related mentoring are key components of its design.
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All of the following courses are required for a Major in Applied Communication, Leadership and Culture:
- English 1010 - Academic Writing
- ACLC 1060 - Putting Arts to Work I
- ACLC 1080 - Digital Literacy
- University 2030 - Introduction to Leadership Studies
- English 2340 - Public Speaking
- ACLC 2090 - Digital Humanities
- University 3030 - Leadership Theory and Practice
- ACLC 3060 - Putting Arts to Work II
- ACLC 3080 - Leadership for a Changing World
- English 3810 - Professional Writing
- Arts 4010 - Capstone Arts
- English 4040 - Communication and Rhetoric: Capstone Writing OR
- ACLC 4000 - Advanced Workshop in Applied Communication
- ACLC 4060 - Putting Arts to Work III
- ACLC 4070 - Work Integrated Internship
The minor program will require a total of 21 semester hours of program-specific courses.
The following courses are required for a Minor in Applied Communication, Leadership, and Communication.
- ACLC 1060 - Putting Arts to Work
- ACLC 3060 - Putting Arts to Work
- ACLC 1080 - Digital Literacy
- and four (4) other courses from the ACLC list of Major requirements, including one at the 4000 level
- English 1010 - Academic Writing.
UPEI provides a solid education in the liberal arts, committed to rigorous study and inquiry, belief in the value of knowledge, lifelong capacity-building, and the development of the whole person.
High School Graduates
Successful completion of Grade 12 examinations in a University Preparatory Program with an overall average of at least 70% (75% for Quebec Secondary V students) in the following subjects:
- one Social Studies or Language;
- any 3 other academic courses. Grade 12 math recommended.
Note: Grade 12 Math is a prerequisite for some 1st year Arts courses.
Please refer to the UPEI Academic Calendar for complete admissions information.
- Lisa Chilton, Director, ACLC; Associate Professor, History
- Kate Scarth, Chair of L.M. Montgomery Studies and ACLC
- Josh MacFadyen, Canada Research Chair in Geospatial Humanities
ACLC Steering Committee
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$6,390 per year, based on 30 credit hours ($639 per 3 credit course).
International students pay $7,470 per year in addition to full-time student tuition.
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