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Credit Units: 2
Loveday Enyinnaya OGBULEKE Email: Department of Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies College of Arts, Law, Administration & Management Sciences (CALAMS)

Course description:

The concept of governance and leadership are intertwined. Good governance and leadership is critical for the achievement of results. It is often said that no country can develop beyond the level of its leadership. This course is structured to equip students with the requisite knowledge, attitude and skills in leadership and governance paying respect to the theories and forms of leadership involved. It is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the ideas of leadership and governance. The major focus is on how these concepts are applied to students to maximize their learning by resolving their issues and to develop them as balanced personalities. The course covers nature and scope of leadership and governance, the major areas in which leadership is provided to students, relationship between leadership and governance, essential qualities of effective’s leadership, leadership theories, theories of governance, forms of leadership among others. Student Teachers will be equipped with the leadership styles and qualities of a leader, so that they can effectively perform this function in schools in particular and more generally in society. Finally, Students shall also engage in the discussion of current primary research literature in the field of leadership and governance. Thus, if student is provided without adequate and proper leadership and governance, it will become difficult to attain the desirable personality who can be fruitful to family and society at large. To attain this, students will be introduced to the: 

Forms and styles of leadership 

Good governance and effective leadership 

Role of good governance and leadership on national development 

trend on leadership theories and theories of governance 

Leadership and Governance 

Course Content To achieve the stated objectives above, this course shall be delineated as follows: 

Basic Understanding of leadership and governance 

➢ The concepts of Leadership and Governance ➢ relationship between leadership and governance ➢ Essential qualities of effective leadership; 

Leadership Theories and Theories of Governance 

➢ Great-Man Theory ➢ Trait Theory ➢ Behavioural Theory ➢ Contingency Theories ➢ Transactional Theory ➢ Transformational Theory 

Theories of Governance: 

➢ Reflexive Theory ➢ Deliberative Theory ➢ Argumentative Theory ➢ Network Theory ➢ Transformation and Transition Theories 

Forms of Leadership and Leadership styles Traditional Leadership, Corporate Leadership and Political Leadership; Leadership styles, The authoritarian leader, The democratic or participative leadership style and Delegate or Laissez- Faire leadership. 

Good Governance and Effective Leadership 

➢ Good Governance ➢ Characteristics of Good Governance ➢ The barriers between good governance and effective leadership 

Mode of Delivery 

This course will integrate lectures, class discussions, assigned readings, oral and written presentation of assignments, library research, teamwork and individual/group presentations, and other activities. All the activities will aid in attaining the major learning objectives of this course. This combination will allow each person to draw on his or her own experiences and talents to help themselves and others in the course to become competent in the course concepts and skills. 

You are expected to come to class prepared to participate in scheduled activities. You will be encouraged to share experiences, knowledge, talents, and skills, which are related to the course. 

Course Requirements: 

Grading will be based on participation in class discussions (10%); one paper of 5-7 pages in length (20%); and a final essay examination (70%). Each unexcused absence beyond 2 will result in a 1/3-letter grade reduction for participation. To receive an A for participation students must not only attend class but also give indication through their participation in class discussion that they have reflected on the readings. Part of the participation grade may be based on performance on quizzes (announced or unannounced), which may not be made up due to absences. While you are encouraged to discuss the course material with each other, all assignments must be entirely your own work. All written assignments should be typed, double spaced, and follow the conventional rules of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and notation of references. All assignments must conform to the style of the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA style).

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