ORGSTUDY 201 - Leadership and Collaboration
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
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May not be counted toward a concentration in Organizational Studies.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Leadership is essential to the success of groups, organizations, and societies. To be effective, leaders must possess a clear understanding of human behavior and social processes. This course is an introduction to the study of leadership from the perspective of the social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, economics, political science). We will draw on a range of classical and contemporary social science research to address key questions about the process and practice of collaborative leadership. Principal questions we will consider include: Why does leadership exist at all? What is good leadership? Are leaders born or made? Do leaders tend to possess certain traits like intelligence, extraversion, generosity, or greater physical stature? When and why does leadership fail? How can leaders, followers, and institutions on the whole improve the practice of leadership? The goal of the course is not only to expose students to the empirical study of leadership and followership, but also to stimulate them to think critically about human behavior.

Course Requirements:

Attendance and participation in section and lecture; unannounced quizzes in section; one in-class midterm and one final exam, both comprised of multiple choice and short answer questions; one group project; short written assignments/activities.

Intended Audience:

Lower division students

Class Format:

3 hours lecture plus 1 hour discussion section.

ORGSTUDY 201 - Leadership and Collaboration
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
5Y1 or Y2
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
7Y1 or Y2
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
4Y1 or Y2
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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