LEAD 325
The Roosevelt Style of Leadership Spring 2019 Division II; Cross-listed as LEAD325 / HIST358

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In this seminar, we will study the political and moral leadership of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. The three Roosevelts transformed and expanded the role of government in American society, bringing about fundamental and lasting change. What were their leadership strategies and styles? How did TR and FDR differ in their approaches to leadership? Were TR’s “Square Deal” and FDR’s “New Deal” similar? How did Dr. New Deal become Dr. Win-the-War? How did they balance political deal-making with bold, principled leadership? What kind of leadership role did Eleanor Roosevelt play? In addition to studying biographies, their writings and speeches, we will do research using the Proquest data base of historical newspapers, to see history as it was being made.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 3430
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation based on participation in class discussions, oral reports, two research papers
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none; courses in Leadership Studies and American Political Science and American History are very helpful for admission to this seminar
Enrollment Preference: Leadership Studies concentrators and students with a background in American history and Political Science
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada

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