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Unformatted text preview: CPSP 118P Fall 2011 syllabus student copy as of 9/6/11 1 College Park Scholars Public Leadership CPSP 118P Fall 2011 Colloquium Section 0301: Tuesday, 3:30 pm-4:45, CCC 1115 Section 0101: Wednesday, 2:00 pm-3:15, CCC 1115 Section 0201: Wednesday 3:30 pm-4:45, CCC 1115 “Good public leaders—whether in or outside of government—in a democratic society display certain capacities and virtues, such as being able to articulate an ethical vision and facilitate broad-based citizen participation in matters of governance. Likewise, citizens are informed and able to reason critically about public matters. They are also able to deliberate with others, whose values they may not share, in order to solve common problems.” ~PL Program Description “I know the biggest crime is just to throw up your hands, say this has nothing to do with me; I just want to live as comfortably as I can…You got to look outside your eyes; you got to think outside your brain, you got to walk outside your life to where the neighborhood changes.” ~Ani DiFranco, “Willing to Fight” Instructor Teaching Assistants Sarah Cardona Diana Mendoza – sec 0101 First-Year Instructor, College Park Scholars [email protected] Public Leadership program Claire Pywell – sec 0201 Cumberland 0128 [email protected] 301-226-5348 Brendan McCormick – sec 0301 [email protected] [email protected] Office Hours Starting September 13, 2011: Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm (Cumberland Office) or by appointment. When visiting me in Cumberland, you will need to check in with the Scholars Central Staff main office (Nancy Metrenas) to gain access to my office 0128 (on a floor with non-student swipe access). I am also happy to set up appointments to meet in Centreville or Van Munching or at one of the cafes on campus. Course Description “Leadership” comes in many forms and, to be effective and ethical, faces many challenges. Through readings and discussions, students will develop an awareness of diverse challenges to and ideals of leadership and citizenship in a multicultural society and critically assess and test out these ideals. They will also build the commitments and traits required of democratic leaders and citizens in the 21 st century, particularly an appreciation for equity and diversity and an awareness of the ways in which prejudice and power imbalances compromise the ideals of a democratic society. Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which students’ own values and identities influence their perception of and reactions to leadership and citizenship issues in their various communities. For PL students, theory informs practice, and practice improves theory. Therefore, as a complement to the required PUAF 201 course, this colloquium will develop relevant skills and attitudes primarily through critical examination of our own identities and roles within our communities and “learning by doing” (including structured in-class dialogue, role-playing simulations, and other skill-building activities). (including structured in-class dialogue, role-playing simulations, and other skill-building activities)....
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course CPSP 119P taught by Professor Cardona during the Spring '12 term at Maryland.
- Spring '12