LEAD 125 Fall 2012 Power, Leadership and Legitimacy: An Introduction to Leadership Studies

Cross Listed as PSCI125
Leadership has long been a central concept in the study of politics. Philosophers from Plato to Machiavelli have struggled with the question of what qualities and methods are necessary for effective leadership. Social scientists throughout the twentieth century have struggled to refine and advance hypotheses about leadership in the areas of economics, psychology, and sociology, among others. Nevertheless, despite all of this impressive intellectual effort, the study of leadership remains a contested field of study precisely because universal answers to the major questions in leadership studies have proven to be elusive. This course is designed to introduce students to many of the central issues and debates in the area of leadership studies.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation and several brief (1 page) response papers, a short mid-term paper, and a longer final paper
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: first-year students and sophomores
Department Notes: subfield open in Political Science major
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 1521
LEAD125-01(F) LEC Intro Leadership Studies Division 2: Social Studies Chip Chandler
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Griffin 4 1521
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