History 195S.07 - 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 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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PPS 264S.02 - LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC VALUES

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. [Areas of Knowledge: SS;

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PPS 144S - ENTERPRISING LEADERSHIP

Become an entrepreneur. This seminar class takes a hands-on approach to teaching how to take a big idea and put it into action through a well designed business plan. Over the 14-weeks, you will create a social venture with a small team, participate in real-world case discussions, and develop an individualized entrepreneurial life plan.

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PPS 140S - WOMEN AS LEADERS

This course will teach students to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing women, including themselves, in their quest to practice leadership in public life. Students will understand the historical roots of our conceptions of leadership and the ways American women have worked with, around and on those ideas over the last two centuries.

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PPS 137 - ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP

Capstone seminar for students completing community-based research (CBR) projects through the Service Opportunities in Leadership program. Involves critical reflection on summer projects, exploration of leadership, politics, and policy design concepts. With students’ experiences, questions, and insights as a starting point, this course explores how lives of commitment to the common good are formed and sustained.

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