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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAN6147
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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-15
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change the title from "Leadership Concepts" to "Leadership/Management Concepts"
Comments: to GC 3/5/12. For MBA Prog Chng. Corrected obj. Cleared. For GC rpt 4/2/12. To USF Syst 4/16/12; to SCNS 4/23/12; SCNS appd eff 6/1/12

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-02-15
  2. Department: Management
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: TPA/140500/10000
  5. Contact Person: Sally Riggs Fuller
  6. Phone: 8139741766
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MAN
  9. Number: 6147
  10. Full Title: Leadership Concepts
  11. Credit Hours: 2
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum):
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course deals with the broad concept of organizational management and leadership. More specifically, we examine theories of leadership, up-to-date research on leadership, and current practical applications of leadership.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? all MBA students
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) doctorate in management or related field
  29. Objectives: The course objectives are for students to gain an overall understanding of the concept of leadership, to develop self-awareness of their own leadership tendencies and skills, and to learn practical lessons to improve their work experience.
  30. Learning Outcomes: • demonstrate knowledge of the leadership process

    • demonstrate an understanding of own strengths and weakness regarding leadership

    • demonstrate ability to apply leadership concepts

  31. Major Topics: • Leadership Process

    • Leader Traits and Behaviors

    • Followers Characteristics

    • Situational Factors

  32. Textbooks: Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience (6th ed.), Hughes, Ginnett, & Curphy. (2009). McGraw-Hill Irwin.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: other readings and current events brought in by professor and students to every class
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: The final course grade will be determined through the assignments listed below. 90% - 100% of the points equals an “A,” 80% - 89% of the points equals a “B,” etc. An "I" grade indicates incomplete coursework and may be awarded to a student only when a small portion of the student's work is incomplete and only when the student is otherwise earning a passing grade.


    As discussed above, this includes attendance, preparation, and active, constructive involvement in class discussions. I will assess your contribution in several ways. I expect you to raise interesting questions, make comments, offer insights, and share personal workplace stories. These are all voluntary ways to show that you are involved in the class. Also, I will call on students to answer questions and discuss assignments for the day; I expect thoughtful answers that indicate preparation. I want class discussions to be shared by all students, not dominated by a few.

    LEADER INTERVIEW: 100 points (20%)

    Each student will interview an employee who you view as a leader. Guidelines for the interview, explaining the topics you should address will be handed out and posted on Blackboard. You will then write a report (3 typed pages) discussing your conclusions.

    TEAM-LED DISCUSSION: 75 points (15%)

    Each team will lead a 45-minute exercise and discussion on some aspect of leadership skills as defined in the text on pages 319-361. Guidelines for this assignment will be handed out and posted on Blackboard.


    Each student will write a final course reflection (2 typed pages) answering the following questions: What are the most valuable lessons you learned about yourself and leadership this semester? How will this course experience affect you in the future?

    FINAL PAPER: 150 points (30%)

    Students will write a final paper that uses an integration of the topics covered in class to analyze a leader. The paper is to be approximately 8 typed pages in length. Specific instructions will be handed out and posted on Blackboard

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: August 25: Course Overview and Overview of Leadership

    Chapters 1 and 2

    Assignment: Case and three questions, pages 20-22

    Case and three questions, pages 47-49

    September 1: Leadership Development and Assessment

    Chapters 3 and 4

    Assignment: Case and three questions, pages 79-80

    September 8: Leader Power, Influence, and Values

    Chapters 5 and 6



    September 15: Leader Traits and Behavior

    Chapters 7 and 8

    Assignment: Case and three questions, pages 248-250

    Case and three questions, pages 308-310


    September 22: The Followers

    We will be covering Chapters 9 and 10, but not in the detail of the previous chapters. The professor will provide a summary overview of the important topics. You should look at the chapters, but only to get a brief idea of the topics.

    Assignment: Look at the skills section on pages 481-530 and choose the skill that

    you think is the most difficult, problematic, or controversial. Be prepared to

    tell the class why you chose that skill and what leaders can do to address the



    September 29: Leadership Contingencies

    Chapter 12

    Assignment: Case and three questions, pages 605-606


    October 6: Leadership Change, Skills, and Course Summary

    Chapter 13

    Part Four Leadership Skills

    Assignment: Case and three questions, pages 654-655

    Look at the skills section on pages 665-693 and choose the skill that

    you think is the most difficult, problematic, or controversial. Be prepared to

    tell the class why you chose that skill and what leaders can do to address the



    October 13: Student presentations


  36. Attendance Policy: Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide advance notice of the date(s) to the professor, in writing, by the second week of classes. This absence will not affect the student's grade.

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: The University’s policies on academic dishonesty and disruption of the academic process are clearly set forth in the USF Graduate Catalog. These policies will be strictly enforced. Please be advised that punishment for academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, includes an automatic “F” (or “FF”) in the course, and action that may result in suspension or expulsion.
  38. Program This Course Supports: MBA
  39. Course Concurrence Information: MS in Management

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