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There are no prerequisites for this course.

BYU Course Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Gain a thorough understanding of the meaning of leadership and followership
  2. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of specific leadership theories
  3. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of specific leadership development models
  4. Examine theories of follower motivation and engagement and their relationship to leadership processes
  5. Explore one’s own leadership qualities, strengths, and challenges via self assessment tools
  6. Explore varying contexts where leadership is found and their implications including gender, culture, and situations
  7. Analyze the ethical implications of leadership and the role of personal responsibility
  8. Examine the connection between leadership theory and practice in actual leadership situations
  9. Appreciate the leadership example of Jesus Christ
  10. Improve your own leadership awareness, ability, and confidence

Course Materials

You will need these materials as you work through the course:

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Approach to the Course

In this course there are several tools available to help you learn the material. I recommend taking the following approach to each lesson in this course:

Performance Indicators
Objective/Criterion Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceptional
Case Discussion Student attempts to discuss the case but displays a lack of understanding of the principles examined in the case. (3 points) Student displays a competent level of understanding of the principles examined in the case. (7 points) Student shows an exceptional level of understanding of the principles examined in the case. (8 points)
Assessment Discussion Student attempts to indicate personal expoloration but shows a lack of self-discovery and articulation. (3 points) Student shows a competent level of self-discovery and articulation. (7 points) Student shows an exceptional level of self-discovery and articulation. (8 points)
Writing Student does not write sufficient amount of information, or does not follow formatting guidelines. Ideas are disjointed and poorly developed. (1 point) Student writes the appropriate amount of information and follows formatting guidelines. Spelling, grammar, and sentence structure are sound. Ideas are well formulated and flow smoothly. (3 points) Student writes the appropriate amount of information, follows formatting guidelines, and uses exceptional spelling, grammar, and sentence structure. Ideas are easy to follow and meaningful. (4 points)

Submitting Your Articulation Papers

To make sure that I can open and read your paper, please save it as a Word .DOC or .DOCX file.

Use the course number, your first and last name, and the assignment name for the filename. For example, PSYCH358_JaredChapman_Lesson2_AP.docx.


You will complete 15 open-book, computer-graded Quizzes, and 15 writing assignments.

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This course includes two exams, a midcourse exam and a final. Exams serve as a measure of your knowledge of the principles and models described in this course.

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Grading for this course consists of three types of gradable events, including Quizzes, papers, and exams. Grading will also incorporate plus and minus designations within the standard University grading scale. These are the percentages:

Gradable Event Percentage of Course Grade
Lesson Quizzes (15) 30%
Articulation Papers (15) 30%
Midcourse Exam 20%
Final Exam 20%

Your letter grade will be based on these percentages:

Grading Scale
A 100-93 C 76-73
A- 92-90 C- 72-70
B+ 89-87 D+ 69-67
B 86-83 D 66-63
B- 82-80 D- 62-60
C+ 79-77 E 59-0


I am looking forward to seeing your responses and getting to know you!

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Copyright Notice

The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.

“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment

Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Brigham Young University prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The university also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by the university.

University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at t9coordinator@byu.edu or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at https://titleix.byu.edu/report or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at http://titleix.byu.edu or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

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