PPS 302D – POLICY CHOICE AS VALUE CONFLICT

This course will examine the role that racial slavery and the immiseration of native peoples played in the creation and expansion of the United States.   We will begin with the period just before European colonization and continue through to the end of the nineteenth century, with a quick peek into the twentieth century.  We will

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HISTORY 130D.001 – AMERICAN DREAMS/AMERICAN REALITIES

What does it mean to be an “American?” A  French political scientist said, “To be a Frenchman is a fact; to be an American is an ideal.” What commonly shared ideals, ideas, “myths” define us as “Americans?”  This course examines the role of some commonly shared myths such as “rags to riches,” the “agrarian way

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HISTORY 470S.01 – LEADERSHIP IN AMERICAN HISTORY

The seminar will focus on political, social, business, and artistic leaders in American history and problems which have called for leadership. In addition to selected short readings, students will examine closely the following: James MacGregor Burns’ “Leadership”; Walter Clark’s “Ox Bow Incident”; Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince”; May and R. Neustadt’s “Thinking in Time”; Robert Penn

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PPS220/HST352 – IMMIGRANT DREAMS, AMERICAN REALITIES

This course challenges students to elucidate connections between immigrant experience and the wide range and forms of political leadership that immigrants have inspired, past and the present. As political symbols, immigrants to the United States possess contradictory meanings, embodiments of the nation’s highest ideals on the one hand and existential threats to its survival on

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PPS265 – ENTERPRISING LEADERSHIP

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge, analytical competence, and skills important to exercising enterprising leadership in college and in their professional careers. The course explores the many facets of leadership and leadership development, including processes by which people effect change in a variety of roles and situations. Not a traditional course in

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PPS 260 – LEADERSHIP, POLICY, AND CHANGE

There is no denying it: Americans’ trust in their institutions is eroding. According to one survey, the percentage of Americans who have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress stands at a dismal 12 percent, compared to 43 percent in 1973. In 2016, the percentage of Americans who had confidence in

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