HISTORY 195S.15 AMERICAN DREAMS/AMERICAN REALITIES

This seminar will examine the role of such myths as “rags to riches,” “beacon to the world,” the “frontier” and the “foreign devil” in defining the American character and determining the hopes, fears, dreams and actions of people throughout American History.

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HISTORY 195S.06 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 reading, students will examine closely the following: James Mac Gregor Burns’ “Leadership,” Walter Clark’s “Ox Bow Incident,” Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince,” Richard Neustadt and Ernesto May’s, “Thinking in Time,”

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PPS 166A THE INSURGENT SOUTH

Social movements in the South from Reconstruction to the present. Includes Populism, Women’s Suffrage, the Interracial Movement, labor, civil rights, and post-1960s conservatism. Attention to public policy positions espoused by social movement organizations and activists. Lecture/discussion. Weekly writing assignments. [Areas of Knowledge: CZ, SS] crosslisted history.

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PPS 146.01 LEADERSHIP, DEVELOPMENT, AND ORGANIZATIONS

Leadership, Development, and Organizations is designed to provide students with the knowledge, analytical competence, and skills needed to exercise leadership in organizations and address problems in our society. The course explores the many facets of leadership, leadership development, and the processes by which enterprising people affect change in a variety of organizational situations.

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PPS 145.01 LEADERSHIP AND POLICY CHANGE

Ethical and practical issues of social and organizational change, including conflicts about power and authority, violence, gender, race, fairness, wealth and work. How imagination, fictional and historical narratives, anger, friendship, and teaching skills can be useful in working for change. Problems of group dynamics, integrity, responsibility, and self-understanding faced by those supporting or opposing changes.

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PPS 144S.01 ENTERPRISING LEADERSHIP

Enterprising Leadership is designed to provide students with the skills, analytical perspectives, and knowledge needed to deal effectively with social entrepreneurism as a major contemporary force addressing problem in our society. Ethics, citizenship, and public policy implications are important course themes.

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PPS 140S, WOMEN AS LEADERS

Intellectual and experiential exploration of the theory and practice of leadership, with an emphasis on the special role gender plays. Topics include: authority, conflict, power, and an assessment of each student’s potential for leadership. This is a Service-Learning course, which also requires mentoring at-risk middle school girls on Monday or Tuesday afternoon from 2:30-4:30. Small

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