University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

POLIS 2118 - The Politics of Leadership

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: POLI 2002, POLI 2118
Assessment: Research essay 35%, Minor essay 20%, Leadership exercise 20%, Multiple choice test 15%, Participation 10%
Syllabus:

The primary objective of the University of Adelaide is to prepare students for leadership in public and private sectors. This course introduces students to major themes in leadership studies through a multidisciplinary approach, using extensive case studies of political leaders, such as Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt, JF Kennedy, Gandhi, Mao, Thatcher, Reagan, Gorbachev and more recently Putin, Obama, Xi Jinping and Trump. It begins with an analysis of the concept of leadership and proceeds to examine the typology of leadership, including transformational, transactional, situational and charismatic. Finally, it considers the importance of followership and leadership traits, as well as the role of gender and ethics in effective leadership, methods to evaluate leadership and relevance of leadership in the 21st century. Throughout the course, students will be asked to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of existing approaches to the study of leadership and develop their own perspectives through research projects on political leaders.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21028 LE01 80 18 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 1pm - 3pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 1pm - 3pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21029 SG02 40 10 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 5pm - 6pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 5pm - 6pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
21030 SG01 40 8 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room