BUSI 88A: FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to apply leadership concepts and frameworks to personal, team, or organizational problems.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the basic definitions, terminology, concepts, and frameworks as well as skills and traits related to leaders and leadership.
The student will be able to:
A. develop a fundamental understanding of leadership and the skills manifest in effective leaders, including the concept of servant leadership.
B. identify personal leadership values, philosophy, and assumptions, and foster self‐awareness of personal leadership strengths and weaknesses by completing several diagnostic self-assessments.
C. discuss the complexities inherent in ethical leadership.
D. employ the processes involved in effective visioning, setting goals, and decision making.
E. recognize the different types of and appreciate the role of the leader in managing conflict.
F. demonstrate team‐building strategies and engage in team‐building activities.
G. describe the concept of empowerment and the techniques of effective leaders to empower others.
H. describe the methods leaders can use to initiate change and help others to adjust to change.
I. explain strategies to bridge strategy and implementation (tactics).
A. Leadership: Fundamental Concepts
1. Leadership as a trait, ability, skill, behavior, or relationship
2. The dark side of leadership
3. Leadership theories
B. Assessing Your Leadership Traits
1. Leadership traits, defined
2. Leadership traits, in practice
C. Understanding Philosophy and Styles
1. Leadership philosophy
2. Leadership styles
D. Tasks and Relationships
1. Administrative skills
2. Interpersonal skills
3. Conceptual skills
E. Developing Leadership Skills
G. Climate, Culture, Emotion, and Diversity
H. Team Leadership
I. Ethics and Leadership
J. Transformative Learning and Leadership
1. Self-directed learning
a. Learning from experience
4. Critically-reflective practice
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Formative Assessments (e.g., quizzes)
B. Summative Assessments (e.g., examinations)
C. Assessment of Critical Thinking, Systems Thinking, and Ethics (e.g., reflections, journal, discussions)
D. Application Activities (research papers, case study analysis, hands-on projects, presentations)
Method(s) of Instruction
C. Collaborative learning activities
F. Case analyses
G. Critically-reflective activities
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Northouse, Peter. Introduction to Leadership. 4th ed. Sage Publications, 2018.
Northouse, Peter. Leadership - Theory and Practice. 7th ed. Sage Publications, 2016.
Lussier and Achua. Leadership - Theory, Application, and Skill Development. 6th ed. Cengage Learning, 2016.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading of textbook
B. Current financial news evaluations
C. Case studies
D. Web research