PPS301.01– POLITICAL ANALYSIS FOR PUBLIC POLICY-MAKING

This course will teach you the tools of political analysis through the lens of public policy. Like other public policy courses, this one will teach you both generalizable concepts and practical skills. These skills include how to identify key actors and understand their resources and motives; how to explain political processes and outcomes; and how

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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 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 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 as “rags to riches,” the “agrarian way of

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PPS 590S.08 – THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND ITS FUTURE

For 35 years Marty Morris worked in Republican politics, as a statew ide campaign manager, consultant to a presidential campaign, and Chief of Staff for Senator Dick Lugar. In this course, students will look at the evolution of the party of Lincoln and investigate the forces that now make up the Republican Party. Students will

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PPS 415.01 – 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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PPS290.05 – NARRATIVE AND LEADERSHIP

This course explores the role of stories and storytelling in public leadership. It will consider the ways in which stories operate in mind and culture, forming beliefs and attitudes, constructing identity, and motivating behavior. Through examples drawn from social movements, political campaigns, presidential leadership, community initiatives, and sports, students will learn how stories motivate leaders

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PPS 265.01 – ENTERPRISING LEADERSHIP

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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