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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3
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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 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20261 LE01 100 39 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20262 SG02 50 8 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
20263 SG01 50 31 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 5pm - 6pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 5pm - 6pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room