LEADERSHIP STUDIES (Div. II)

Chair, Associate Professor JAMES MCALLISTER

Advisory Committee: Professors: BUCKY, DUNN, JACKALL. Associate Professor: MCALLISTER. Assistant Professor: MELLOW**. Stanley Kaplan Visiting Professors: STOLER, ROVNER. Visiting Lecturer: G. CHANDLER§§.

Leadership Studies focuses on the universal phenomenon of leadership in human groups. Leadership Studies asks what leadership means within a wide variety of social contexts-whether in a family, a team, a theatre company, a philanthropy, a university, a multinational corporation, or a nation state waging war. It seeks to understand the dynamics of the relationships between leaders and followers. It studies authority, power, and influence. It seeks to grasp the bases of legitimacy that leaders claim, and followers grant, in all of these relationships.

Through a wide range of courses in the social sciences and the humanities, a number of questions are addressed through the curriculum. How have men and women defined leadership and what are the bases of leaders' legitimacy in different historical contexts? How do leaders in different contexts emerge? Through tradition, charisma, or legal sanction? How do different types of leaders exercise and maintain their domination? What are the distinctive habits of mind of leaders in different historical contexts? What are the moral dilemmas that leaders in different contexts face? What are the typical challenges to established leadership in different historical contexts? How does one analyze the experiences of leaders in widely disparate contexts to generate systematic comparative understandings of why history judges some leaders great and others failures. How and why do these evaluations about the efficacy of leaders shift over time?

To meet the requirements of the concentration, students must complete one of the two sequences outlined below (6 courses total).

TRADITIONAL LEADERSHIP STUDIES TRACK

The Introductory Course:

  1. Political Science 125 Power, Leadership and Legitimacy: An Introduction to Leadership Studies

One Required Course on Ethical Issues Related to Leadership:

  1. Philosophy 101 Introduction to Moral and Political Philosophy
  2. Political Science 203 Introduction to Political Theory

Two Core Courses Dealing with Specific Facets or Domains of Leadership:

  1. English 137 Shakespeare's Warriors and Politicians
  2. Classics/History/Leadership Studies 323 Leadership, Government, and the Governed in Ancient Greece
  3. History 111 Movers and Shakers in the Modern Middle East
  4. History 326 War in European History
  5. History 381/Leadership Studies 220/Women's and Gender Studies 200 Women and Leadership
  6. History 475 Modern Warfare and Military Leadership
  7. Leadership Studies/French 212/History 393 Sister Revolutions in France and America
  8. Leadership Studies 275 The Art of Presidential Leadership
  9. Leadership Studies/Political Science 285 The Revolutionary Generation: Galaxy of Leaders
  10. Leadership Studies 295 Leadership and Management
  11. Political Science 218 The American Presidency
  12. Sociology 387 Propaganda

One Leadership Studies Winter Study course (listed separately in the catalogue)

Capstone Course:

  1. Leadership Studies 402 The Art of Presidential Leadership

AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY LEADERSHIP TRACK

An Introductory Course:

  1. Political Science 120 America and the World After September 11 or Political Science 125

One Required Course on Issues Related to American Domestic Leadership:

  1. Leadership Studies 275 The Art of Presidential Leadership
  2. Leadership Studies 285 The Revolutionary Generation: Galaxy of Leaders
  3. Political Science 205 Leaders in Contemporary Conservative Political Thought
  4. Political Science 218 The American Presidency
  5. Political Science 230 American Political Thought

Three Required Courses Dealing with Specific Facets of American Foreign Policy Leadership:

  1. Leadership Studies/Political Science 261 American Foreign Policy
  2. Leadership Studies/History 355 Rise of America to World Power, 1776-1920
  3. Leadership Studies/History 468 Grand Strategy in the Second World War
  4. Political Science 222 The United States and Latin America
  5. Political Science 262 America and the Cold War
  6. Political Science 364 George Kennan and the Dilemmas of American Foreign Policy
  7. Political Science 420 American Hegemony and the Future of the International System
  8. Political Science 420 Senior Seminar in International Relations: The War in Iraq
  9. Sociology 202 Terrorism and National Security

Capstone Course (s):

  1. Leadership Studies 402 Domains of Leadership: The Roosevelt Style of Leadership
  2. Political Science 420 American Hegemony and the Future of the International System

(There is no winter study component to the American Foreign Policy Leadership track.)