Spring 2017 - 61145 - PA150S - Issues in Public Service
Issues in Public Affairs: Leadership in Austin
This one credit-hour class will provide students with an opportunity to learn through 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 Austin-based nonprofit organizations and graduate faculty members from the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The course will highlight Austin’s leaders and their role in confronting various policy challenges. Students will be expected to complete assignments and reflections in preparation for class sessions, to participate in a group service event in March, and to verify service hours through documentation.
The course is a partnership with Huston-Tillotson University.