Popular responses to the South African War, 1899–1902
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Public prosecutors must be free from political influence to command confidence. But if they are not answerable to politicians, how are they accountable to the public for their work?
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Upon completion of this course you will: Demonstrate comprehension of a broad body of historical knowledge; Express ideas clearly in writing; Work with classmates to research an historical issue; Interpret and apply data from original documents; Identify underrepresented historical viewpoints; Write to persuade with evidence; Compare and contrast alternate interpretations of an historical figure, event, or trend; Explain how an historical event connects to or causes a larger trend or theme; Deve
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This course teaches students how to understand the rationality behind how organizations and their programs behave, and to be comfortable and analytical with a live organization. It thereby builds analytic skills for evaluating programs and projects, organizations, and environments. It draws on the literature of the sociology of organizations, political science, public administration, and historical experience-and is based on both developing-country and developed-country experience.
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Upon completion of this course, the student will: Express ideas clearly in writing; Work individually and with classmates to research political issues; Interpret and apply data from original documents such as court cases and bills; Write to persuade with evidence; Develop essay responses that include a clear, defensible thesis statement and supporting evidence; Raise and explore questions about policies, institutions, beliefs, and actions in a political science context; Evaluate secondary materi
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