Course Code: INTL637 Course ID: 3104 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course provides an overview of the analysis of political leaders. It explores various political psychological approaches to studying leaders to include biographies, psychoanalysis, traits, characteristics and motivations. Examples of specific political leaders are discussed throughout the course to offer the student a broad knowledge of world leaders. The course also provides students with a solid foundation from which to conduct their independent analysis of political leaders.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
CO-1: Apply political psychological concepts and methodologies to study political leaders
CO-2: Differentiate the various types of personality based measures used to study political leaders
CO-3: Evaluate the application of political psychological concepts to the study of political leaders
CO-4: Generate a research design for a political profile of a world leader using the personality based measures discussed in this course
CO-5: Synthesize the utility of personality based measures in decision making processes
The course grade is based on the following assessments:
Discussion Forums – 20 percent
Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assig ned topic(s). Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.
Midterm Assignment – 25 percent
This assignment will be an essay examining the potential to profile leaders at a distance. This assignment will be 8-10 pages in length. More information on this assignment is provided within the lessons area of the classroom.
Literature Review – 25 percent
This assignment will be a literature focused on one of the topics covered during week 2-6. This assignment should be 8-10 pages in length. More information on this assignment is provided within the lessons area of the classroom.
Research Proposal & Design – 30 percent
This assignment will be the development of a research design focused on profiling a current world leader. For this assignment you will need to develop your research methodology using a variety of the profile method covered in this course. More information on this assignment is provided within the lessons area of the classroom.
- External websites and other assigned readings are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
- Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
|Book Title:||The Psychological Assessment of Political Leaders: With Profiles of Saddam Hussein and Bill Clinton (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)|
|Publication Info:||University of Michigan Press|
|Author:||Jerrold M. Post|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.