Concentrations: Social Science and Behavioral Science
The objective of this course is to inspire a deeper understanding of the complex art of leadership, and to help student reflect on their unique traits and skills and experiences as they develop their own, personal leadership philosophy. This five-week course explores leadership and its fundamental principles: leaders, groups, goals, and guidance. It reviews the literature on leadership theories that have tried to define "good" leadership, and examines why there is little consensus on any one theory. The course further explores the broad factors involved in guiding groups towards goals; including the leader, the group, the goals, and the guidance or policies that direct them.