Tuedays and Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Fridays, 13:30 – 15:00 PM
Thursdays, International Class, 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Lecturer : Dra. Mutia Hariati Hussin, M.Si
OFFICE : BPM – UMY
E-MAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFICE HOURS: Monday and Friday 9-10 AM
Wednesday 9:30-10 AM
And by appointment
This course will examine and critically analyze the multifaceted phenomenon known as “political leadership”. While sharing a number of traits with in any aspect of life, exercising leadership in politics is an art and a skill all-its-own. The goal of the course is to provide a better understanding of those arts and skills, and to assess the role of leadership in a democratic political system.
The course will emphasize discussion of the many conflicting theories of effective leadership, so class participation and diligent reading are essential. Learning about leadership, like leadership itself, is not a passive process; it must be approached critically and “without easy answers”. Guest speakers are also being approached to visit the class.
Peter F.Drucker. The Essential Drucker (Butterworth Heinemann, 2001).
A selection of classic text from the Management Works of Peter F
Drucker on theories of leadership, emphasizing the various
origins and types of leadership.
Harold Koontz, Cyril O’Donnell and Heinz Weirich. Management 8th ed.(McGraw-Hill, 1984). A “management” approach to understanding leaders, with profiles of leaders in political and “nonpolitical” fields.
Research Paper 30% of grade
-1st Outline Due on Week 10
-Paper Due on week 13
Oral Presentation on Research Paper outline Week 12 10% of grade
Mid-term Exam – ? 20% of grade Final Exam – ? 30% of grade
Class Participation and attendance 10% of grade
The mid-term and final exams will be essay style, supplemented by short identifications, and they will focus on lecture material and assigned readings.
The research paper topic is open, but it must focus on leadership by a particular individual or multiple individuals, not simply factual biography. It should focus on a clear hypothesis, and mount an argument with evidence in support of that hypothesis. YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR TOPIC APPROVED BY THE LECTURER, and are encouraged to consult on outlines or other questions about the paper. The paper is not more than 12 pages long all together, written in double space, in a standard font size 12.
Possible topics include:
-a “leadership style” profile of an individual
-a comparison of leadership techniques used by particular
leaders, and their implications
You will also be expected to give a 5 minute presentation on the major argument of your paper, and what it tells us about leadership. The presentation will be graded on organization, content, and clarity.
NOTE the following CAREFULLY:
1. ANY LATE WORK WILL BE PENALIZED unless an UNAVOIDABLE emergency occurs, in the judgment of the lecturer.
2. Regular attendance is expected.
|OUTLINE OF LECTURES\ASSIGNED READINGS|
|Feb/13,14,15,16||Introduction and Overview of Course|
|Feb/20,21,22,23||Defining Leadership: Power – And Purpose
|Feb/27,28,3/1,2||Sources of Leadership: Psychology
|Mar/6,7,8,9||Sources of Leadership: The Human Development Approach And Social Forces
|Mar/27,28,29,30Week 7||Authority And “Political” Leadership:
Military, Business, Religion And Education
|April/2 – 14||MID-TERM EXAM|
|Apr/17,18,19,20Week 10||Democracy And Transactional Leadership: Overview
PAPER OUTLINE DUE
|Apr/24,25,26,27||Democracy And Transactional Leadership:
Executives As Aristocrats, Heroes, Democrats
|May/1,2,3,4||PRESENTATIONS ON RESEARCH PAPER TOPICS|
|May/8,9,10,11Week 13||Transformational Leadership: Reform v. Revolution
READINGS:RESEARCH PAPER DUE
Women And Political Leadership
Social Justice And “Radical” Ideas
|May/29,30,31,6/1||Conclusions: The Future of Leadership
|June/4 – 16||FINAL EXAM|