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Bachelor of Arts


Leadership Studies


Twenty years ago, James MacGregor Burns' Leadership refocused the world's attention on a remarkable academic endeavor, the study of leadership. Burns views of leadership as a complex process which raises both leaders and followers to a higher moral plane. It is a process in which the role of the follower is as critical as that of the leader and which is framed and influenced by its context or situation. While the word itself defies definition, leadership, as a process of leader-follower relations, can be studied and learned. Through such study, people are better able to understand the complexities of the leadership process and to be effective participants in this process.