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Cluster: Leading Social Change (formerly Leadership For Change)

PLEASE NOTE:  The Leadership for Change Sophomore Inquiry/Cluster has undergone a name change to Leading Social Change.  All course work currently in progress or completed in the past will still qualify towards meeting your University Studies Requirement.

The Leading Social Change cluster explores how to create change in society through everyday acts of leadership. Students will explore elements of leadership such as identity, politics, and culture, and apply this knowledge to a range of social issues in a variety of social contexts where individual or community leadership is required. Through discussion of the implicit and explicit values that guide leaders, and the exploration of various sociocultural contexts and issues, the cluster recognizes that everyone possesses the capacity for leadership. The cluster is ideal both for students who are interested in learning more about how leaders affect the world and who seek to explore leadership and develop their own leadership skills.

Cluster Coordinator:  Rita Sumner
Office:  650 URBN
Phone:  503-725-8330
E-mail:  sumnerr@pdx.edu

Sophomore Inquiry: Leading Social Change

(UNST 242)

This course will provide a foundation of leadership theory and will examine models of leadership in relation to the theory and concepts of change. There will be opportunities for practice, application, and documentation of leadership, and reflection on individual responsibility for and potential in leadership roles.

This SINQ leads to the Leading Social Change Cluster.

Approved Cluster Courses:

Academic Year 14-15

Note: Courses listed below are all Approved Cluster Courses for the 2014 - 2015 year. 

CCJ 350U Ethical Leadership in Criminal Justice
CCJ 355U Perspectives on Terrorism
CCJ 365U Criminology and Social Justice
COMM 312U Media Literacy
COMM 313U Communication in Groups
COMM 314U Persuasion
COMM 323U Organizational Communication
COMM / WS 337U Communication and Gender (crosslisted with WS 337U)
CR 301U Introduction to Conflict Resolution
CR 302U Introduction to Peace Studies
CR 303U Consensus Building: Theory and Practice
CR 304U Participating In Democracy
ELP 318U Educational Leadership in Schools
ELP 324U Spiritual Leadership
ELP 348U Global Political Ecology
ELP 349U Gandhi / Zapata, "New Agrarianism"
ELP 350U Leadership for Sustainability
ELP 356U  The Urban Schools and "At Risk" Status 
ELP 362U School / Community Relations
ESM 355U Understanding Environmental Sustainability
GEOG 332U Urban Geography
GEOG 346U World Population and Food Supply
GEOG 347U Environmental Issues and Action
GEOG 348U Cultural and Political Ecology
INTL 351U The City in Europe
PA 311U Introduction to Civic Engagement
PA 312U Foundations of Community Leadership
PA 313U Fundamentals of Public Service
PA 314U Special Topics:  Student Leadership
PA 315U Managing People for Change
PA 417U Ethical Leadership
PAH 320U Health Ethics - Contemporary Issues
PHE 446U Community Health: Principles and Practices
PHL 310U  Environmental Ethics 
PHL 316U  Social and Political Philosophy 
PS 313U The Power Game
PS 318U  Media, Opinion and Voting 
PS 325U Politics and Legal Enforcement of Morals
PS 380U Women and Politics
SYSC 336U Networks and Society
SYSC 338U Decision Making in Complex Environments
UNST 399U The Engaged Citizen: Social Media and Online Leadership
UNST 399U The Engaged Citizen: Sustainability
UNST 399U Experiential Pathways Cluster Course
USP 311U  Intro to Urban Planning 
USP 317U  Intro to International Community Development 
USP 356U The Urban Schools and "At Risk" Status
WS 306U  Global Gender Issues 
WS / COMM 337U Communication and Gender (crosslisted with COMM 337U)