Course Code: MILS512 Course ID: 3242 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course is an in-depth analysis of the characteristics of leadership common to great military leaders. It focuses on those personalities and decision-making skills that are inbred and/or learned by the great leaders. Students compare and contrast the characteristics of great military leaders and choose a specific leader to assess the persona of that individual. Special emphasis is on investigating the biographical literature and what sources reveal about personality and leadership style.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|05/21/21 - 10/29/21||11/01/21 - 12/26/21||Fall 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1: Analyze the attributes of “Great Military Leaders”.
CO-2: Apply an analytical framework of a “Great Captain” to the study of military leaders.
CO-3: Distinguish between “Great Captains” and “Great Military Leaders”.
CO-4: Evaluate historical military leaders at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of war.
CO-5: Construct an assessment of a leader using a rigorous analytical framework.
Discussions – 20 percent
Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:59 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates’ initial posts by Sunday 11:59 pm ET. Discussion posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.
Research Proposal and Literature Review – 20 percent
Research Paper – 30 percent
Final Assignment – 30 percent
Required Course Textbooks
There are no required course textbooks for this class.
Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Content area of the classroom.
|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.