Political Leadership

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Political Leadership

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PL2% and PL2% or HP2% and HP2%

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Political leadership, which is part of the world politics programme, is specifically designed to introduce students to current thinking, research and practice in a number of areas of political leadership in both industrialised countries and Pacific Island states. In this course, our view of leadership is filtered through leadership theories, which will be used to explain the behaviour of leaders in contemporary society. In addition, students will come to understand how leaders operate within their governments, and will gain an appreciation of how leaders deal with patronage, responsibility, and accountability. Throughout the course students will be strongly encouraged to research leaders and leadership systems in the South Pacific region.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.