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Leadership Stories: Literature, Ethics, and Authority, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

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Explores how we use story to articulate ethical norms. The syllabus consists of short fiction, novels, plays, feature films and some non-fiction. Major topics include leadership and authority, professionalism, the nature of ethical standards, social enterprise, and questions of gender, cultural and individual identity, and work/life balance. Materials vary from year to year, but past readings have included work by Robert Bolt, Michael Frayn, Timothy Mo, Wole Soyinka, H.D. Thoreau, and others; films have included Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hotel Rwanda, The Descendants, Motorcycle Diaries, Three Kings, and others. Draws on various professions and national cultures, and is run as a series of moderated discussions, with students centrally engaged in the teaching process. This information has been collected for the Post-Discipline Online Syllabus Database. The database explores the use of literature by schools of professional education in North America. It forms part of a larger project titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, led by Dr Merve Emre with the assistance of Dr Hayley G. Toth. You can find more information about the project at https://postdiscipline.english.ox.ac.uk/. Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.

History

Subject Area

Business

Geographic Region

New England

University or College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

Funding Status

Private

Endowment (according to NACUBO's U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20) ($1,000)

18495905

Annual Tuition and Mandatory Fees 2021-2022 ($) (Resident; Non-resident, where applicable)

81154

Course Title

Leadership Stories: Literature, Ethics, and Authority

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)

PhD Comparative Literature

Position of Instructor(s)

Senior Lecturer in Communication and Ethics

Academic Year(s) Active

2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22; course may be longer running, but archives unavailable.

Primary Works on Reading List

Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons; Joseph Conrad, The Secret Sharer; Sophocles, Antigone; Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day; Franz Kafka, In the Penal Colony; Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman; Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People; and Mary Shelley, Frankenstein.

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