Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Fall 2009



Course Number

DIPL 3101 AA

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to investigate the nature of leadership and its functions in contemporary society. Particular attention is given to such subjects as leadership and culture, leadership traits, power and influence, patterns of leadership (charismatic, transformational and servant leadership) and the effectiveness of leadership in organizational settings. The main emphasis is on political leadership but the course blends theory and practice and relies on an interdisciplinary approach drawing from relevant social and behavioral sciences including philosophy and ethics, developmental psychology and sociological and organizational behavioral sciences.