PPS 124.01 Children in Contemporary Society

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining the issues facing today’s youth, from childhood through adolescence. Students will begin by exploring the forces that shape the definition of childhood across place and time, and review how different social science disciplines study childhood.

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PPS 114 - POLITICAL ANALYSIS AND PUBLIC POLICY MAKING

This course focuses on the political processes in public policymaking, including both processes and actors — whether they are agencies, legislatures, individuals or interest groups. Learning to analyze politics involves understanding relationships between actors and how they see themselves having an influence (consciously or unconsciously) on the policymaking process. Emphasis will be placed on developing

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HISTORY 196 - 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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HISTORY 72D - 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 as “rags to riches,” the “agrarian way of

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PPS 194 - LEADING AS A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

A dynamic introduction to social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial leadership, PPS194 is for students seeking an understanding of how innovative approaches to social change are created and implemented. Students will also be challenged to reflect on their own emerging leadership potential and how one embarks on a life of purpose.

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PPS 168 - DOCUMENTARY ENGAGEMENT

In this seminar students will learn to use documentary photography and audio as tools for social engagement. The class will focus on the documentary work students create on one theme throughout the semester. Students will study policy issues related to that theme. They will also examine classic and contemporary documentary photography and audio to help

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PPS 146 - LEADERSHIP, DEVELOPMENT, AND ORGANIZATIONS

This course is designed to provide an engaging and stimulating climate for students to explore leadership, leadership development and the other themes of the course. The core pedagogy of the course focuses on experiential learning activities, including a personal leadership plan, a team-based community leadership project, case discussions, readings, guest speakers, and personal reflection.

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