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02:090:101Building Community through Leadership and Understanding (3) In Building Community through Leadership and Understanding, students explore what it means to be part of multiple communities-local, national, and global. The course serves as a foundation for the college's special emphasis on preparing students to function as leaders in the local, national, and global communities. It also considers such issues as: the individual's responsibility to the community; the community's responsibility to the individual; the role of leadership in building and directing community. Academic advisers assigned to each section provide guidance and direction to first-year students planning their academic futures. Open only to first-year students; offered fall term. Students who fail to earn a grade of C or better must complete a course from the designated course list, available from the Academic Information Center, Lucy Stone Hall, Room A-216.
02:090:103Culture, Identity, and Education (3) Examines how personal and cultural identities are constructed, how they change, and what role education plays in these processes. Open only to first-year students in the Livingston College Educational Opportunity Fund program; offered fall term.
02:090:153,154First-Year Honors Writing and Dialogue Seminar (3,3) Readings, discussions, and written assignments are designed to develop analytical and expressive skills. Emphasis is on the development of research skills. Open only to students in the Livingston College Honors Program; taken concurrently with 02:090:155,156. Fulfills the first-year college writing requirements.
02:090:155,156First-Year Honors (3,3) Interdisciplinary seminars in liberal arts or social sciences; content determined by professor. Open only to first-year students in the Livingston College Honors Program. Substitutes for 02:090:101.
02:090:189,190,289,290,389,390,489,490Honors Colloquium (1 Each) Ongoing series of meetings, lectures, film screenings, and cultural events organized on a term basis. Open to all students in the Livingston College Honors Program.
02:090:202Introduction to Organizational Leadership (3) Examines the nature of leadership, the processes that underpin group decisions, the basic features of organizational culture, and how leaders prepare themselves to meet challenges. Students develop strategies for integrating and sharing knowledge through extracurricular projects.
02:090:214Community and Social Involvement (3) Through theory and practice, the course challenges students to develop a deep understanding of life in diverse local or global communities. Students work with organizations such as the Paul Robeson School in New Brunswick. Open only to students in the Livingston College Educational Opportunity Fund program. Primarily designed for sophomores and juniors; offered fall term.
02:090:215Education and Social Involvement (3) Through theory and practice, the course provides a contemporary perspective on American education-its values, goals, and practical realities-in relation to issues of community, social class, ethnicity, and gender. Students work with educational institutions such as the Paul Robeson School in New Brunswick. Open only to students in the Livingston College Educational Opportunity Fund program. Primarily designed for sophomores and juniors; offered spring term.
02:090:303Introduction to Organizational Applications (2) Students assume leadership positions or become active members in a university organization. Students maintain a log of activities and write an 8- to 10-page essay analyzing and assessing their impact on the organization. Open only to students minoring in organizational leadership.
02:090:304Laboratory on Organizational Leadership (1) Students learn to simulate organizations electronically. Through interactive models, they analyze group dynamics, learn to anticipate outcomes, and gain a clear sense of how personal behavior impacts organizational outcomes. Students implement their vision and effectively engage in problem-solving scenarios in this electronic environment. Laboratory instruction focuses on strategies for leading within organizations beyond the university setting. Optional.
02:090:307Ascent: Building Community (3) Examines the nature of community and the function of leadership in building community. Mindful of the importance of individual responsibility, the course also analyzes the lure of individualism, the value of getting involved, and the inherent tension between altruism and selfishness. Through readings, discussions, and class projects, students examine the effects of leadership in communities and on personal development. Syllabi and notices are available online, where students also may engage in discussions.
02:090:308Diversity in the Workplace (3) Theory, research, and practice in the ways that cultural diversity is managed in organizations and social institutions. Open only to students in the Livingston College Educational Opportunity Fund program. Primarily for seniors; offered spring term.
02:090:358Junior Honors Thesis Workshop (1) Preparation for the senior project, development of topics, compilation of bibliographic material. Open only to juniors in the Livingston College Honors Program; offered spring term only.
02:090:398Paul Robeson Junior Seminar (1) Overview of research methodology and development of thesis proposals in preparation for the Paul Robeson Scholars Project in the senior year. Juniors participate in six to seven workshops with the Paul Robeson adviser to focus on how to gain faculty support, develop ideas for the project, and problem solve with fellow students in the workshop.
02:090:404Advanced Organizational Applications with Capstone Seminar (3) Coordinated by the instructors of 02:090:202 Introduction to Organizational Leadership, this capstone experience integrates what students have learned through a seminar with leaders from various fields and a possible internship. Open only to students minoring in organizational leadership; offered fall term.
02:090:455,456Senior Honors Thesis Workshop (1,1) Senior thesis workshop is taken in conjunction with senior honors independent study project. May be combined with departmental honors thesis credit, departmental independent study credit, or 02:090: 493,494 Senior Honors Independent Study. Open only to seniors in the Livingston College Honors Program; offered fall and spring terms.
02:090:491,492Senior Robeson Thesis Workshop (1,1) Taken in conjunction with 02:090:495,496. Seniors participate in six to seven workshops while they complete an honors thesis of 50 to 60 pages. Class work centers around discussing problems encountered in research, refining theses ideas, and assisting fellow seniors in problem solving. A full-length draft of the thesis is due at the end of the fall term. Open only to Livingston College seniors designated Paul Robeson Scholars.
02:090:493,494Senior Honors Independent Study (3,3) Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular senior honors projects; supervised by the Honors Program Scholar in Residence. Open only to seniors in the Livingston College Honors Program; offered fall and spring terms.
02:090:495,496Paul Robeson Scholars Project (3,3) Taken in conjunction with an independent research project in the student's major department. Seniors participate in six to seven workshops while completing the honors thesis. Workshops assist students in completing the project, finalizing details with faculty, and preparing the 20 minute oral presentation to be delivered at end of term. Open only to Livingston College seniors designated Paul Robeson Scholars.
 
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