HISTORY 130D.001 – AMERICAN DREAMS/AMERICAN REALITIES

What does it mean to be an “American?” A  French political scientist said, “To be a Frenchman is a fact; to be an American is an ideal.” What commonly shared ideals, ideas, “myths” define us as “Americans?”  This course examines the role of some commonly shared myths as “rags to riches,” the “agrarian way of

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2018 SPRING BREAKTHROUGH COURSE – THE INNER WORK OF LEADERSHIP

This is a course about how the activity of leadership and the process of critical reflection can become a package deal. First we will explore the outer work of leadership, utilizing an analytical framework for addressing complex, systemic problems that lack easy answers—what we call adaptive challenges. The focus of this course is the inner

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PPS 490S.03 – 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 302D – POLICY CHOICE AS VALUE CONFLICT

This course will look at the moral and ethical challenges posed by inequality in the United States from European settlement to the present.  The goal is to understand the roots of the many inequities we see in our society today.  We will investigate the topic through the lenses of housing, education, healthcare, municipal services, employment,

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PPS265 – ENTERPRISING LEADERSHIP

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge, analytical competence, and skills important to exercising enterprising leadership in college and in their professional careers. The course explores the many facets of leadership and leadership development, including processes by which people effect change in a variety of roles and situations. Not a traditional course in

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PPS290 – WHAT’S UP DURHAM?: HISTORY, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY IN THE BULL CITY

Durham, North Carolina will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2019.  Much has changed in the one-hundred fifty years since the city’s beginnings as a depot on the railroad between Raleigh and Hillsborough.  Today, Durham is a midsize southern city on the rise. Located in one of economy with all the associated indicators: a rapidly revitalizing downtown,

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HISTORY 470S.01 – 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 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 Time”; Robert Penn

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