Political Leadership (11241.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain, discuss, and critically examine the development of research into, and theories of, leadership, and apply these theories to analyses of political leaders and leadership styles and approaches;
2. Discuss and evaluate the efficacy of various leadership styles and approaches and critically examine the implications of using different forms of information, academic sources, and methodological approaches in conducting research into and analysing political leadership;
3. Explain, discuss, and analyse key contemporary issues and debates in democratic practice;
4. Discuss and analyse ethical norms and key issues and debates regarding the practice of political leadership; and
5. Reflect upon their unit experience, including theories, discussions and feedback, and how it relates to the goals set out in their professional portfolio.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites11235 Introduction to Politics and Government AND must have passed 24 credit points.
Equivalent units7075 Leadership, Innovation and Change
Assumed knowledgeStudents are expected to be conversant with the basic theories of politics and the economy covered in first year units.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Michael De Percy|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Online||Dr Michael De Percy|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Michael De Percy|
De Percy, M.A. and Jackson, S. (2023). Political Leadership. In Barry, N., Chen, P., Haigh, Y., Motta, S.C. and Perche, D. (Eds.), Australian Politics and Policy: Senior Edition 2023. Sydney: Sydney University Press. DOI: 10.30722/sup.9781743328859.
Students are expected to attend and participate in lectures and tutorials. Students who fail this unit tend to be those who do not attend classes. Tutorial participation will be an important part of successfully completing the self-assessment report.
Required IT skills
Knowledge of the use of the UC Library databases would be an advantage.
Work placement, internships or practicums