PPS 263.01 – BORDER CROSSING: LEADERSHIP, VALUE CONFLICTS & PUBLIC LIFE
Border Crossing is a preparation course for students who plan to conduct community-based research projects for partner organizations in the U.S. or abroad, funded through the Service Opportunities in Leadership (SOL) program or other field research opportunities at Duke. The course is designed to provide students with theoretical knowledge and critical reflection skills for entering diverse cultures and communities. Students will receive training in basic research methods, and conduct a short-term service project in the spring for a local organization. Students will also explore a leadership framework for analyzing complex problem-solving work that involves learning to work with values conflicts productively—in order mobilize groups, institutions and systems to do difficult work.
Border Crossing is the gateway course for SOL, a signature program in the Hart Leadership Program. In early March, students interested in applying to SOL can submit a grant proposal for a community-based research project during the summer. SOL students must also enroll in a capstone leadership seminar in the fall.
Application information: http://bit.ly/2ehF1F6
Areas of Knowledge: SS; Inquiries/Competencies: EI, R, W; LIMITED TO 20 STUDENTS; PERMISSION REQUIRED