Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

PA 312U Foundations of Community Leadership

This course explores the role of community leadership in advancing civic engagement, civil society, civic capacity, community-building, reasoned debate and other key civic virtues in democratic societies. Students will integrate leadership theory with practical observations in the context of the United States’ socio-political history and the role of civic engagement in our evolving social system. The course builds a definition for community leadership that recognizes the close interface between the role of public servants as agents of policy implementation and the role of citizens as active stewards of the public good.


  • Up one level
  • 300