PPS 190FS.03 – LEADERSHIP & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (Focus Program Students Only)
The course explores ways that students can exercise innovative, resourceful leadership to address important civic issues with and external to Duke University. The course will investigate the fundamental civic issues of citizenship, community, equity and wellness while addressing underlying questions about individual and group empathy, integrity, and agency.
Students will write a personal civic engagement leadership plan and a number of short papers. Student teams will develop practical initiatives that address an important civic issue at Duke based on an experiential pedagogy of “action-based, integrated learning experiences,” in which student teams apply classroom theory and experiences in a project that addresses a real issue and produces real results during the semester. A successful project requires the development and application of knowledge (theory and situation specific), thorough analysis, and good judgment. Success also requires highly-engaged students. The most engaged students are likely to have a keen interest in civic engagement and value action-based, integrated learning experiences.
[Areas of Knowledge: SS; Inquiries/Competencies: EI] /SERVICE LEARNING COURSE/ PERMISSION REQUIRED