History 196S.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 196S.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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PUBPOL 264S.34 - Historical Perspectives on Public Policy

This course will explore the ways that history and historical thinking can be of assistance to public policy makers. All issues have a history, and that history will shape policy whether we understand it or not. This course will add focused historical understanding to the conceptual tools already deployed in public policy and raise important

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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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PPS 146 - Leadership, Development, and Organizations

Course provides 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. It focuses on a variety of experiential learning

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