Enroll in the Spring Gateway Course: “Border Crossing”
Applying for the spring 2017 gateway course is the first step in joining SOL. In your application essay, we will ask you to outline your interest in taking the class. You can learn more about SOL at one of our info sessions in in the fall.
Upon your acceptance to the course, we will give you a permission number for PPS263: Border Crossing, Leadership, Value Conflicts, and Public Life.
The Border Crossing class is designed to help you develop theoretical knowledge and critical reflection skills for engaging with other cultures and working with diverse community organizations. You will receive training in basic research methods, conduct a service project for a partner organization in Durham, and be introduced to a leadership framework for analyzing complex problems in the public arena. Through challenging readings, lively discussions, and reflective writing, you will learn about leadership as the art of working productively with value differences and value conflicts.