PPS260.01 (PPS 145) – LEADERSHIP, POLICY, AND CHANGE
This is a course about leadership for public life. It is about the art of facilitating policy discussions that lead to political engagement and collective action.
By working in groups, we will track current events, analyze stories in greater depth by reading nonfiction books and journal articles, facilitate workshops with peers to practice how to frame issues, and design a public forum. We will begin the semester investigating a topic chosen by the instructor. (Topic to be announced). Then, by following several important, complicated and contested issues that we hear about each day in the news, we will choose additional topics to explore together as a class.
The goals of this course are first, to help you learn how to take a deep dive into recurring news stories in order to understand the systemic complexities and contexts beneath the headlines. Second, we want you to strategize about to how bring your ideas to larger audiences for discussion and debate, and to reflect on what you learn during the process.
[Areas of Knowledge: SS; Inquiries/Competencies: EI]