LEAD 325
The Roosevelt Style of Leadership Spring 2020
Division II
Cross-listed HIST 358 / LEAD 325

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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: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 3520
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation based on participation in class discussions, oral reports, two research papers
Prerequisites: none; courses in Leadership Studies and American Political Science and American History are very helpful for admission to this seminar
Enrollment Preferences: Leadership Studies concentrators and students with a background in American history and Political Science
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 358 Division II LEAD 325 Division II
Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada

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