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 that have called for leadership. In addition to selected short readings, 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

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PPS 264.34 - HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PUBLIC POLICY

This course explores the ways that history and historical thinking can be of assistance to public policy makers. Serving as a gateway course for students participating in a summer research project in South Africa as part of the Sanford Institute’s new Program for the Study of History, Public Policy, and Social Change, the course raises

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PPS 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 for

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PPS 196.03 - LEADING IN A NEW WORLD

In General Zinni’s last book, The Battle for Peace, he described how the world has significantly changed beginning with the collapse of the Soviet Union near the end of the last century. That collapse seemed to unleash a series of events and unprecedented phenomena that led to the reordering and altering of almost every aspect

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PPS 168S.01 - DOCUMENTARY ENGAGEMENT

Documentary photography as a tool for social engagement in preparation for intensive summer field-based projects. Students study documentary photographers, pursue a local documentary project, while planning their own summer documentary projects through which they will address societal issues locally, nationally, or abroad.

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PPS 116D.01 - POLICY CHOICE AS VALUE CONFLICT

This course, which will also be a research service-learning gateway course, is one of the core courses in the Public Policy Studies curriculum. Focused on ethics in public life, the course asks students to investigate how conscience, character, and varieties of moral reasoning can help us in addressing corruption, deception, war, and social injustice. Readings

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