Lecturer: Dr. Anna Shavit, firstname.lastname@example.org, Marcela Konrádová, email@example.com
Special lectures: Silvija Vukovic, firstname.lastname@example.org
Room: H 112 / zoom https://tinyurl.com/y52bylcg
Credits: 6 ECTS
Date: Wednesday 14:00–15:20
Knowledge Acquisition: Students will be required to keep up with the required readings (there will be specific literature assigned to lectures), actively participate in classes, write position papers and engage in discussions.
Requirements: The students will work on four short essays and present their conclusions. It is expected that they will consult the selected topics of their essays with the teacher. They will get detailed feedback on these essays and in some cases, they may be obliged to re-write them. To complete the course student must hand in 4 out of 5 position papers (each paper is 3 pages, 1800 signs) and pass the final written exam (the form and structure will be explained, the student will receive a specific topic and write an essay within 48 hours). Each paper is awarded 15 points and the final paper is 40 points. The performance and active engagement in the class represent 60 percent of the final score, and the exam represents 40 percent. Papers should be hand in the folders in course Moodle
Assignments: 4 papers (out of 5), final written essay, active participation in the classes.
Course Objectives: What makes a great leader? How do we define the leader and the leadership? The course will examine this issue from various perspectives. We will look at various historical examples, but current leaders too and we will try to determine what are the qualities of their (his/her) leadership.
Nelson Mandela, Alexander the Great, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, AOC powerful leader - too young? to extreme? Is it good or bad? There are modern leaders and ancient leaders, we will also look at texts such as Plato 's Republic, Sun Tzu The Art of War and others.
Additionally, we will analyze the media relations and lastly how social media determine current leadership. The coursework will hugely consist of reading study materials and writing papers on various issues. E.g. student will choose a real leader and they will try to determine what the qualities of their (his/her) leadership are.