Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Fall 2008



Course Number

DIPL 3101

Course Description

The purpose of this undergraduate course is to investigate and analyze historical and contemporary concepts of leadership and explore traits, strategies, and techniques that define leadership. Attention is given to such topics 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. Although there is an emphasis on political/organizational leadership, the course blends theory and practice and relies on an interdisciplinary approach drawing from relevant social and behavioral sciences including ethics, philosophy, psychology and sociology.