HST 196s.06 - Leadership in America

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”; May and R. Neustadt’s “Thinking in Time”; Robert

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HST 126D - American Dreams/American Realities

Course 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 hopes, fears, dreams, and actions throughout American History. Attention will be given to the surface consistency of these myths as accepted by each immigrant group versus

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PUBPOL 270S/HST211S-History Of Poverty In US

A history of poverty and poverty policy in the United States from the colonial era to the present. The changing experience of poverty, efforts to analyze and measure poverty, and attempts to alleviate or eliminate it. Attention paid to the reasons for the durability of poverty in a wealthy nation and to the forces shaping

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PUBPOL 196.34/HST 104.34 - New Perspectives on Public Policy & Civil Rights

This course will look at the relationship between various public policies and what is being called “The Long Civil Rights Movement,” the period from World War II to the present. The course will investigate how movement leaders advocated for specific policy changes in areas such as education, voting, housing, health care, and job training. The

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PUBPOL 196.30 - Border Crossing: Leadership, Value Conflicts & Public Life

This is the preparation course for students who plan to conduct community-based research projects in the summer through the Service Opportunities in Leadership Program, or another research service learning opportunity. Students will be trained in basic research methods, complete a 20-hour service project for a local community organization, and be introduced to a leadership framework

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