HIST 357
Leadership at the American Founding Fall 2014
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed HIST 357 / LEAD 357
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No definition of “leadership” will ever prove adequate, though we know it when we see it. We obviously see it in George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, all of whom are safely enshrined on the National Mall. Do we see it, collectively, in the revolutionary generation? What did they achieve, what did they fail to achieve, and how should we assess their legacy? These are the core questions we will address in this course. Special attention will focus on Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams. Each student will be required to write a research paper rooted in primary sources on their favorite, or least favorite, Founding Father.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 2022
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: three short papers; one longer, research paper; class participation
Prerequisites: one Leadership Studies course or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Leadership Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 357 Division II LEAD 357 Division II
Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada
HIST Group G Electives - Global History

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