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PL30429: French national option F15: Le leadership contemporain

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 33%, ES 67%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 33%)
  • Essay (ES 67%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take EU20011
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:

* To deepen students' appreciation of leadership processes in political and organisational life;
* To develop an understanding of leader-follower dynamics;
* To develop students' understanding of variations in leadership style and content by reference to leadership theories;
* To explore and evaluate examples of particular types of leadership situated within context.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
* Identify and compare particular styles and processes of leadership;
* Associate leadership styles with contexts;
* Demonstrate awareness of the nature of leader-follower dynamics;
* Link leadership styles, contexts and procedures to outcomes and performance;
* Discuss and explore issues issues raised in French.

Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument, effective communication in the target language and the planning/conduct/reporting of non-quantitative research are developed and assessed in this unit.

The unit analyses leadership at three levels: the French national polity, the EU, and the international arena, with case studies taken from each. Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches, it identifies the social and personal characteristics of exemplary leaders, identifies contextual and procedural aspects of leadership, and explores the dynamics of social and political interaction processes. The unit is taught in French.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL30429 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UHPL-AYB13 : BA(Hons) French and Politics with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB08 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and ab initio Italian) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB09 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and ab initio Russian) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB05 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and German) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB04 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and Italian) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB18 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.