Sociology course; “Leading for the Common Good”
In spring 2014, President Lindsay taught a new sociology class, “Leading for the Common Good.” This two-credit, upper-level elective class also counted for credit toward fulfilling departmental major requirements in sociology/social work, political science, and business administration. This course explored how leaders rise, rule, and fall in society. The focus is comparative, using sociological analysis but also drawing from contributions in history, psychology, organizational behavior, and political and social theory. The course studies leaders in various fields, seeking to address questions about their social profiles, their responsibilities, their rewards, and their efficacy. The class also reflected on the topic of leadership from the perspective of Christian faith. Requirements for the class include two short papers, scripture memory, and a midterm and final.