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    Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  Dec 14, 2017
2017-2018 SGPP Catalog and Handbook
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ACM615 Cultural Policy and Leadership (3 cr.)

This course examines the challenges to cultural managers presented by political, economic, and social conditions both nationally and internationally. The policy and leadership roles of cultural managers and an overview of organizational and operational models are presented. Other topics include development of public policy, the role of advocacy and political engagement, leadership theories, strategies for effective engagement with institutional and community decision makers, and the current and emerging trends affecting cultural organizations.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Identify and articulate key issues, environmental situations, and current trends facing the culture industry nationally and internationally.
  2. Analyze the political, economic, and social context of a current arts issue and the resulting impact on public policy.
  3. Discuss and compare the concept of public policy as it relates to culture in different societies.
  4. Analyze various approaches to and theories of leadership.
  5. Analyze effective communication models for leadership and advocacy.
  6. Strategize effective techniques to influence public policy.

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