Military Leaders and Leadership – MISC 350

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 04/06/2022

Course Description

An examination of great military leaders and their unique styles of leadership.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Global employers need leaders who can communicate the organizational mission and processes to a variety of audiences, both internal and external to the organization. By examining military leaders and their leadership styles, students may analyze their own leadership style as they prepare for a career. 

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will participate in 4 Discussions, each requiring the student to provide an original post of 300–400 words, which must demonstrate comprehension and synthesis of and engagement with course content. Original posts must be well-reasoned responses to instructor posed questions, with supporting documentation from course readings and other carefully evaluated sources.  The student must cite and reference all borrowed words and ideas in original posts and follow-up evaluations of other students’ postings.  Evaluations of other students’ postings must demonstrate critical engagement with the ideas and writing of others.  Those evaluations must be three paragraphs totaling 300–400 words giving summary, commendations, and areas for improvement of the other student. 

Washington or Grant Leadership Analysis Assignment

One 5-page research paper in current APA format on a military leader from the textbook or a veteran and the qualities that made that leader or a leader the veteran served with unique and his or her leadership qualities memorable.

Military Leadership Final Research Paper Assignment

One 5-page research paper in current APA format on a military leader and the qualities that made that leader unique and his or her leadership qualities memorable.

Self-Analysis of Leadership Qualities Assignment

One 2- to 3-page reflection paper in current APA format on the student's own leadership qualities, using the format of the leadership essays found in The Art of Command.

Midterm Exam

The Mid-Term Exam has 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, is open-book/open-notes, and has a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Final Exam

The Final Exam has 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, is open-book/open-notes, and has a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes. Final Exam is cumulative.