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LEAC834. Leadership in Historcial Context

The course examines the practical application of leadership throughout history. It places special emphasis upon the contextual actions of leaders and the dynamics of time and place. This course exposes students to a wide range of historical leaders, their leadership techniques, and the consequences of their leadership decisions. Students will evaluate the classical understanding of leadership, particularly from a Greco-Roman perspective. Students will assess the traits, skills, and other characteristics of leaders who lived during the classical period. Students will examine the changing practices of leaders during the Renaissance with special emphasis placed upon the constructs of Machiavelli. Students will explore the early modern and modern concepts of leadership. Special attention will be devoted throughout the course to the importance of historical context in shaping both the development of leaders and the consequences of their actions. 3 credit hours