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Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog 2015-2016 
Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ORM 4274 - Literary Portrayals of Leaders

4 Credit Hours (Elective)
The purpose of this course is to expose students to important works of literature and portrayals of leaders therein. The course reading list features selected readings from diverse genres and times, such as Machiavelli’s The Prince, Shakespeare’s Richard II, and Orwell’s Animal Farm. Through close reading and textual analysis, student will not only be able to navigate the literature but will be expected to evaluate the underlying assumptions about the characters as leaders, how the historical and social contexts colored these depictions, as well as the ethical and spiritual implications of the above. Moreover, through the selected readings, students will be prepared to model original critical thinking and support their ideas through a synthesis of their pre-existing knowledge and an emerging ability to engage with literature through acquaintance with literary theory. As an upper-level course, the grade is by midterm and final exams with continuous assessment via weekly in-class writing.

  • Main: Fall, A Term; Spring, A Term.
  • Online: Not Offered.
  • Orlando: Not Offered.
  • Wellington: Not offered.

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