Leadership Theory and Practices – BUSI 345

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

An evaluation of the inter-relatedness of the followership and servant leadership is reviewed on how those traits are imperative to be an effective leader.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

Leadership Theory and Practice is a foundational course for students pursuing the Leadership cognate. This course presents the theoretical framework for leadership and provides opportunities for students to explore their personal leadership tendencies, allowing them to further develop their God-given leadership potential. The course also directly supports each program learning outcome through the course readings, interactions, and assignments that address leadership development.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define theories of leadership.
  2. Communicate followership as an aspect of leadership.
  3. Evaluate the impact of servant leadership.
  4. Integrate biblical principles within the field of leadership.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. The threads and replies will be broken up over 2 modules/weeks, with the thread in the first module/week and the replies in the following. Each thread must be 300 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and include at least 3 scholarly references (1 scholarly reference, 1 reference to a course textbook, and 1 reference to the Bible). In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words and contain at least 1 scholarly reference or reference to the course textbook or Bible. Threads and replies must be in current APA format.

Personal Philosophy of Leadership Paper Bibliography

The student will submit a bibliography in current APA format that focuses on his or her leadership paper. The paper must include at least 8 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible, each with a brief description of why the resource was selected (3–5 sentences).

Personal Philosophy of Leadership Paper

The student will write a 1,500–2,000-word paper, not including the title page, abstract, and bibliography, in current APA format that focuses on his or her philosophy of leadership, including at least 5 self-assessments of his or her leadership style and tendencies. The paper must include the updated bibliography page with at least 8 scholarly references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Case Studies (12)

Multiple-choice Case Studies will cover the Reading & Study material for the week in which they occur. Case Studies will be open-book/open-notes and have no time limit.

Exams (2)

Each exam is cumulative and will cover the Reading & Study material for the previous modules/weeks. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a time limit of 1 hour and 15 minutes.