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Civic Engagement / Community Leadership - Lead The Way

This Hart Leadership course will facilitate the exercise of innovative and resourceful leadership to address important social and civic needs in Durham. We will engage issues of participation, citizenship, equity, justice and well-being in the context of the Durham community. In short, we will explore how democratic participation shapes local leadership through grassroots work.

Ethics in an Unjust World

The course considers the question, "How can we fix poverty?" It begins by exploring the nature of poverty through a variety of descriptive metaphors (for example, poverty as a "trap" or a "disease"). It then considers the word "we," and in doing so introduces several basic understandings of ethics (deontology, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, etc.) Finally it considers the word "fix" and offers three models for responding to poverty: working for, working with, and being with.

Soccer Politics

Explores global history of soccer with focus on Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Examines development and spread of the game, institutions such as FIFA, biographies of legendary players, and economics of the sport. Examines philosophical and ethical issues raised by soccer, and ways the sport condenses, channels, and at times transforms politics. Materials include works of history, anthropology, literature, journalism, memoirs, documentary films, and footage of classic games. Students will contribute to Soccer Politics blog and pages.

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