This course exposes students to leadership theories, how leadership theories pertain to the practice of leadership, as well as applying leadership theories into real-life situations. It provides students leadership history, evolution, as well as how the leadership term as been defined and re-defined over decades. A leadership skills inventory assessment questionnaire is used to develop insight into human relations and to gain a deeper insight into the students’ own leadership skill strengths and areas needing development. The course will cover multiple dimensions of the leadership topic including authentic leadership, servant leadership, followership, power, management theories, and leadership ethics. (3 credits)
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Define leadership, identify the four qualities leadership approaches, and describe the similarities and differences between leading and managing.
- Summarize the course requirements and the Three Skill Approach Model. Determine the differences between the Trait, Skills, Behavioral, and Situational Approach to Leadership.
- Describe the differences between task behaviors and relationship behaviors.
- Summarize the history of leadership theory.
- Compare and contrast Eastern and Western philosophies of leadership.
- Describe how values, personality, self-concept, ability, and needs influence individual behavior.
- Explain the major components of Path-Goal Theory and Leader Member Exchange Theory.
- Apply the principles of the Four Frames in society & their evolution.
- Use the results of the Skills Inventory Assessment Questionnaire to complete a self-development.
- Students will reflect and analyze their leadership traits, strengths and areas for development.
- Compare and contrast the structural frame, human resource, political and symbolic frame.
- Analyze differences between transformational and transactional leadership and how emotional intelligence impacts leadership.
- Define the power of reframing organizations.
- Define organizational symbols and culture.
- Apply the principles of reframing change in organizations.
- Apply the principles of the four interpretations of organizational processes.
Course Activities and Grading
Discussion (in the form of team & classroom posts)
Team Assignments (Weeks 2-6)
Team Leader Role
Skills Inventory Assessment & Development Plan
Final Summary Paper
Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore
- Bolman, Lee G. (2021). Reframing Organization. 7th ed. Jossey-Bass. ISBN-13: 978-1-119-75683-5
- Northouse, Peter G. (2022). Leadership Theory and Practice. 9th ed. Sage Publications, L.A. London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington D.C., Boston. ISBN-13: 978-1-5443-9756-6
Not Available through Bookstore
- Hacker, D. (2018). A Writer’s Reference. 9th ed. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press. ISBN-13: 9781319122843 [ebook version]
|Week||SLOs||Readings and Activities||Assignments|
Topic: Leadership History
16 & 17
Topic: Personality and Behavior
14 & 15
Topic: Servant Leadership
6 & 9-13
Topic: Leadership Ethics
12 & 13
Topic: Skills Assessment Self-Development Plan
Topic: Final Summary Paper
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.