Gateway course: Border Crossing
Creating change is hard. Border Crossing serves as an introduction to a leadership framework for crafting social change. The course focuses on various examples of civic engagement and social change throughout history. Then, the final section of the course is dedicated to training in basic research methods: learning the research protocol process for Duke’s IRB and completing an assessment of the historical challenges to political change in the particular context students are investigating. Projects are guided by the students’ creativity and curiosity and formed in partnership with community actors.