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COURSE NUMBER: BUSI 385
COURSE TITLE: Leadership
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Gordon T. Preston, B.Ed., Dip.C.S., M.B.A., EdD (cand)
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION: This course includes an overview of the various approaches to leadership theory, including trait-based, skills-based, situational, contingency, path-goal, leader-member exchange, transformational and servant leadership, and others. Leadership issues examined include: leadership development, roles of followers, management vs leadership, personality, faith perspectives, personal values, group status and dynamics. The course practicum normally entails an extended outdoor trip of 3-6 days and includes activities and supports for self and group reflection. (This course is normally taught online in summer semester with the practicum at the end of August)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor

Same as PSYC 385.
COURSE RESOURCES:
  • Adams, Richard Watership Down, New York, Avon 1972
  • Northouse, Peter Leadership: Theory and Practice (6th Ed) Thousand Oaks, Sage 2013
  • Other readings/podcasts/etc. as assigned
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Participation in online discussions 20%
Midterm Exam 20%
Integrative Paper 30%
On-trail Participation 10%
Self Reflection 20%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to: 
  • articulate the principle concepts in leadership theory
  • analyze leadership situations appropriately
  • articulate a reasonable self-assessment regarding their own leadership
  • evaluate the impact of a Christian worldview on their approach to leadership
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Introduction
  • Leadership functions
    • Administration/Management/Leadership - what's the difference
  • Leadership Models 
    • Summaries of the major and emerging leadership models
  • Christian Perspectives on Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Leadership Sources
    • Positional power/Technical power/Social power/Divine designation
  • Leadership Styles
    • Personality Assessment
    • Self awareness and team awareness


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