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 or other service projects for community partner organizations in the U.S. or abroad. 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 service-learning 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.
The Border Crossing course has traditionally been the gateway course for Service Opportunities in Leadership (SOL), a signature program in Hart Leadership Program. In 2016 SOL will be on hiatus while Hart Leadership Program faculty implement the Political Engagement Pilot Project. Because of student demand, however, the Border Crossing course will still be offered this spring as a leadership seminar.
Application information: http://ow.ly/TAOoV
[Areas of Knowledge: SS; Inquiries/Competencies: EI, R, W] LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS & PERMISSION REQUIRED