HIST 195S.06 - LEADERSHIP IN AMERICAN HISTORY

By using examples from American History this seminar will examine characteristics of leaders and the decision-making process. Attention will be given ethical issues involved in both the process and the product of decision making. (permission from instructor required).

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HIST 97D - AMERICAN DREAMS/AMERICAN REALITIES

This course examines the role of such myths as “Rags to Riches”, “City on a Hill”, “The Frontier and Agrarian myths” and the “Foreign Devil” in defining the American character and determining the hopes, fears, dreams and actions of people throughout American History. Attention will be given to the surface consistency of these myths as

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PPS 264S.02 - LEADERSHIP AS A MORAL ACTIVITY

This course will be an examination of ethics in public life with particular attention to public values that transform communities and empower leaders. Using case studies from actual experiences in government, business and civil society, each student will be asked to develop a framework/set of principles for making public policy decisions. (permission from instructor required).

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PPS 195.38 - PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF EFFECTIVE STUDENT LEADERSHIP

This course will examine the issues, strategies and competencies which characterize effective student leadership. Designed for students currently in or aspiring to leadership roles, the course will cover topics to include: leadership traits and personal competencies, group and team development, coalitions and community relationships, values and moral considerations, conflict management, and the notion of leading

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PPS 177S - ADVANCED DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY

An advanced course for students who have taken Public Policy Studies 176S or have had substantial experience in documentary fieldwork. Students complete an individual photographic project and study important works within the documentary tradition. Prerequisite: Visual Arts 118S, Public Policy Studies 176S, or consent of instructor.

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PPS 176S.02 - AMERICAN COMMUNITIES: A DOCUMENTARY APPROACH

A seminar in the theory and practice of documentary photography. Each student will choose a community outside the university and complete a semester-long documentary photographic study of that community. The class will also examine and discuss the documentary tradition and classic documentary books while at the same time emphasizing the photographs produced by the students.

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PPS 146 - LEADERSHIP, DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZATIONS

Effective leadership processes in different types of organizations and situations. Focus on ethical leadership behavior. Topics range from ethics, citizenship, and the meaning of a great society to “defining moments” of individual ethical behavior in leadership situations. Course includes an important service learning project in Durham, along with reflection on the ethical leadership experience.

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