Course Descriptions

TitleTheories of Organizational Leadership and Cinematic Analysis

This course serves as an opportunity to explore leadership theories as reflected in films including movies, documentaries, and biographies. Film provides the mechanism for an in-depth exploration of various approaches to leadership including key terms and distinctions commonly used in the leadership literature. The course is more a leadership theory course framed by film than a film course that focuses on the subject of leadership. With Gary Yukl’s popular leadership textbook as a guide students will develop a working understanding of the trait, behavior, power-influence, situational and integrative approaches to leadership.  

(Formerly titled: LEAD 579 - Leadership Theory and the Filmmaker's Art.  Number and title change effective Spring 2014)

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