PPS 271s: Social Entrepreneurship in Action

Teams of students define a promising idea and develop a compelling plan that addresses a real problem or opportunity in the Duke or Durham communities, with the objectives of creating meaningful learning experiences for themselves and something of enduring value for the community. This course is by permission only. To obtain a permission number, please

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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.

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