Core Course: PACE-C 100 Introduction to Theories of Leadership
Students will research, compare and analyze different leadership styles and assess how theories of leadership evolve and how leaders thrive in different contexts and typically, in strong relationship with followers. Key leadership theories presented begin with the most traditional “great man” theory of leadership, the command-and-control model. From here, we will explore how theories changed and highlight ideas presented by various influential theorists. Students will have an opportunity to interview a leader and observe leadership-in-action to see how leadership makes a meaningful difference in peoples’ lives. Students learn to identify characteristics of context such as the relationship between leaders and followers and the subsequent impacts on groups, communities, states and nations.
PACE-C 350/HIST-A 379 Leadership, Social Movements, and Politics in Modern America
What do Black Lives Matter, the Ku Klux Klan, the Industrial Workers of the World, the National Organization for Women, Trad Youth, Occupy, and the Anti-Saloon League have in common? They are all social movement organizations that sought to resist or promote change in modern America. This course focuses on case studies of social movements and their leaders across the political spectrum; introduces social movement and leadership theories that illuminate these studies; and provides opportunities for students to develop their own leadership capacities.
HISP-S 208 The Language of Leadership
Examination of sociolinguistic aspects of the use of language as an instrument of power, the role of language in the establishment of leaders and of leadership. The course reviews the use of language in different domains and how it may serve the reinforcement of structural societal dominance. For instance, the course analyses the use of language by politicians and how they portray themselves depending on the public and context, the language of the media and leading figures in the media, ideologies toward standard use of a language, socioeconomic class and education and language use, the language of the law, and the language of business. Students will acquire tools to analyze language considering prevailing ideologies of languages and its sociolinguistic implications.