Leadership Studies Website
Chair, Professor GEORGE R. GOETHALS
Advisory Committee: Professors: ART, BUCKY, DUNN, GOETHALS, HOPPIN, JACKALL, K. LEE, PASACHOFF, WOOD**. Associate Professors: MAHON***, ROSENHEIM*. Assistant Professors: MCALLISTER, REEVES. Lecturer: ENGEL.
Leadership Studies is the exploration of the many facets of leadership in its many domains. The discipline studies the ways people in groups respond to leaders or emerging leaders-often in a context of conflict between different visions put forth by competing potential leaders. It examines how interactions between leaders and followers move groups to make decisions and take actions that define and advance their personal values and goals. Leadership Studies, like leadership itself, is as much concerned with followers and "followership" as it is with leaders. Importantly, it includes the consideration of the ethical issues raised by the exercise of power, authority, and leadership.
Leadership Studies explores leader behavior and group decision and action at many levels-from small groups such as a family or team to much larger collectives such as nations or even groups of nations. It considers these issues in many historical, cultural, and institutional contexts, and in many domains, including organizations, politics, the arts, sciences, business, mass culture, athletics, religion, public policy and international cooperation.
To complete the recommended curriculum, students must complete the sequence outlined below (6 courses total). Students interested in developing a contract major in Leadership Studies should consult the chair of the department.
[ ] Courses not offered in 2002-2003 are listed in brackets.
One course on ethical issues related to leadership:
One or both mid-sequence courses, designed to focus on issues in leadership:
One core course dealing with specific facets or domains of leadership, if only one mid-sequence course is taken:
One elective dealing in significant part with leadership, or a total of three mid-sequence or core courses:
INTR 402(S) Domains of Leadership
One Leadership Studies Winter Study course (listed separately in the catalogue)