Major in Dimensions of Leadership
The essence of the Major in Dimensions of Leadership lies in the completion of the introductory course in leadership and the equivalent of six full-year senior level courses in leadership from the following three groups of courses
- Core courses: The core leadership courses cover the various dimensions of leadership, including conceptions and theories of leadership, philosophical foundations, leadership skills and development, women in leadership, and profiles in effective leadership. Students must take all four of the core courses to complete the major. These courses are the equivalent of two full-year courses.
- Leadership skills and development: These courses look at business leadership, ethics, political leadership skills, leadership in organizations, and persuasion and leadership. Students must take the equivalent of two full-year courses from this group.
- Effective leadership: These courses examine instances of effective leadership in literature, community leadership, the American presidency, women in politics, and the Bible. Again, the equivalent of two full-year courses must be completed from this group.
Students may replace the equivalent of a full-year course found in the second or third groups with a course in leadership not listed. For instance, the course in political leadership skills in the second group might be replaced by a course in international politics. An average of 65% in three of the five courses taken in the first year is required, with no mark below 60% in any of the three courses.
For a detailed presentation of the admission requirements and the courses included in each of the three groupings, see Major in Dimensions of Leadership in the academic calendar, or contact Dr. Paul Barker, Co-ordinator of Leadership Studies, at email@example.com or 519-432-8353 ext. 28278.