Border Crossing: Leadership, Value Conflicts, and Public Life


Preparation course for students who plan to conduct community-based research projects in the summer through Service Opportunities in Leadership, or another research service-learning opportunity. Through case studies of religious and political groups in the US, Europe, and Middle East with conflicting views about the role of religious faith in public life, explores leadership as the art of working productively with difficult value conflicts in groups, institutions, and social systems. Includes training in basic research methods and ethics of human subjects research, completion of a 20-hour service project for a community organization, and exploration of a leadership framework for undertaking complex problem-solving work in the public arena. 

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