Fall 2017 - 60650 - PA 150S – Issues in Public Service
Civic Engagement & Leadership
What responsibilities, if any, do we have for making our world a better place? What are the ways in which we can engage intentionally and effectively to create the change we want to see?
This one credit-hour, monthly seminar, will provide students with an opportunity to learn about civic engagement and leadership through community service, guest lectures and team-based learning. Each student will be required to serve 30 hours over the course of the semester in the nonprofit or public sector agency of their choice (prior service hours or service connected to other class work may not be used to meet this requirement). The class period will largely consist of lectures presented by graduate faculty members from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Austin-based nonprofit organizations. The course will highlight the role of civic engagement and leadership in confronting various public affairs issues. Students will be expected to complete assignments and reflections in preparation for class sessions, to participate in a group service event, and to verify service hours through documentation.
Class meets the following Tuesday nights: 9/5, 10/3, 11/17, 12/5