Leadership as Communic (RCM 404.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
RCM 404 01 September 2018 Gerald Moffatt
RCM 404 01 September 2017 Gerald Moffatt
RCM 404 01 September 2016 Gerald Moffatt


Examines leadership as communication, and in particular as a form of rhetorical activity. Drawing on both traditional and contemporary scholarship, it will combine theoretical understanding with practical strategies for improving skill across several dimensions of the leadership dynamic: interpersonal, rhetorical, social, ethical, and political. Through reading, discussion, and a variety of practical case studies and exercises, students will be challenged to develop their ability to guide, motivate, and support others toward common goals. Topics include leadership as rhetoric; the ethics of leadership; face-saving, conflict resolution, and listening; community- and teambuilding; group loyalty and identity formation; and persuasion.


RCM 300 or 6 credit units from RCM Non-EN Alternatives.

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