Sep 19, 2021  
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

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EDCS 7010 - The Social and Cultural Contexts of Leadership

Examines the concept of leadership as perceived and constructed in the United States based on the traditionalist conception of what leadership is and should be universally, that is, the Western canonical paradigm. The existence of leadership outside the Western cultural canon and the discourse that elicits the critical-cultural and social construction of leadership is scarce and, in many instances, noticeably absent. Examines leadership studies first, by investigating the cultural foundations of leadership; second, by investigating the cultural production of leadership and its significance from a social critical theoretical context; and third, vets leadership from a non-traditionalist (non-Western) historical perspective. Leadership and its development is both a social construction grounded in the cultural historical context that produces it; hence, all leadership is inherently critically cultural. Contextually all leadership is a social, cultural, historical construction (thus political) by the nature of who the leader is and what leadership paradigm they employ. Investigates this dynamic and the critical discourse in leadership studies referred to as transformational leadership.


Credit Hours: 4.0
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 seminar

Eligible grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I

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