PPS 110. Introduction to Civic Engagement Credits: 2. Explore the concept of civic engagement and survey the status of civic initiatives and social movements across the U.S. Seminar format, includes community engagement hours requirement and self-assessment of skills and expertise.
PPS 111. Civic Engagement Explorations Credits: 2. Further consideration of civic engagement and what is required of citizens in a healthy democracy. Seminar format, includes community engagement hours requirement. Prerequisite: PPS 110 or permission of instructor.
PPS 210. Practices and Narratives Credits: 2. The course explores the first and second tiers of the Principled Problem Solving curriculum, PPS Foundations and PPS Practice. The first tier, Foundations, is brought into focus by examining critical and creative modes of thinking. Course readings that highlight these ways of thinking have been selected and class exercises and assignments challenge students to understand and practice them in new ways. The second tier of the PPS curriculum, Practice, is introduced through readings and case studies presented by Guilford faculty from several disciplines. This class is limited to students in the PPS Scholars Program.
PPS 211. Change, Innovation and Impact Credits: 4. This course explores Principled Problem Solving through an extended examination of organizations and the individuals who make them work. The class will read materials that examine the nature of organizations that seek social change and innovation using a variety of methods and resources. Particular attention will be given to studying what makes organizations effective in accomplishing social change, innovation and impact. In addition, the class will focus on issues and concerns related to ethics and/in leadership within the selected organizations and beyond. Students are required to undertake 50 hours of assigned fieldwork for this course. The class is limited to students in the PPS Scholars Program.