LEAD 402 Spring 2013 The Art of Presidential Leadership

In this seminar, we will focus on the leadership of some of the greatest American presidents--Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt--as well as some of the most controversial--Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan. We will investigate how these presidents developed as leaders before as well as after their election to the presidency. How did they determine their goals, assemble their leadership teams, and mobilize followers? What challenges did they face and what principles guided them? What failures did they meet and why? Can we relate these historical examples to the American presidency today? Readings will include correspondence, speeches, biographies, and political analysis.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: three papers and several class presentations
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Prerequisites: Leadership Studies 125 or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: Leadership Studies concentrators and students with background in American history and political science
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: LEAD American Domestic Leadership,LEAD Facets or Domains of Leadership
Enrollment Limit: 15
Expected Enrollment: 15
Class Number: 3415
LEAD402-01(S) SEM Art of Presidential Leadership Division 2: Social Studies Susan Dunn
T 1:10 PM-3:50 PM Physics 113 3415
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