Leadership Studies

Administered by the History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion Department

Majors & Programs


LD 201: Introduction to Leadership Theory

Students will critically examine historical and contemporary theories of leadership. Students will explore the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership and understand that the practice of leadership involves authenticity, integrity and service.

LD 205: Ethical Leadership in a Democracy

In this course students read, discuss, and reflect on the fundamental concept of leadership across a wide range of historical periods. They grapple with such questions as Why lead? Why follow? How are leaders best educated to be effective in a democracy? What type(s) of leaders are the best in a democracy? How important should morality be to leaders? What do citizens owe one another? In what way(s) does leadership intersect with the idea of service?