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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PPS 242S.01 – CHILD POLICY RESEARCH

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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History 470S – 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 – 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. Also, attention is given to the surface consistency of these myths as accepted by

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

For 35 years Marty Morris worked in Republican politics, as a statewide 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 explore

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PPS 270.01 – CIVIC PARTICIPATION/COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

For global societies to prosper over the next fifty years, our cities must succeed. This success, if it comes, will be hard won. From New York to Mumbai to Durham, our cities are challenged by the sharp divisions of race, language and ethnicity; by the influx of new immigrants; by aging infrastructure, lack of decent

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