Metropolitan State University

IDST 310 : Principles of Civic Engagement

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies , Goal 09 - Ethical/Civic Resp
 
The goal of this is to help prepare students for a lifetime of responsible citizenship and civic engagement. As a foundation course, it will have rigorous civic and community engagement components.
B. Course Effective Dates: 12/15/2010 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Analyze multiple perspectives on the roles of citizens in a democratic society.
  2. Know the roles and forms of civic engagement and can assess the efficacy of different approaches and strategies.
  3. Understand critical social, cultural, political and historical dynamics that underlie civic engagement from a US and global perspective.
  4. Can evaluate at least one specific issue area or context in which civic engagement takes place.
  5. Can evaluate at least one specific issue area or context in which civic engagement takes place.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
    None
Goal 09 - Ethical/Civic Resp
  1. Understand and apply core concepts (e.g. politics, rights and obligations, justice, liberty) to specific issues.
  2. Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues.
  3. Examine, articulate, and apply their own ethical views.
  4. Recognize the diversity of political motivations and interests of others.
  5. Identify ways to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
G. Special Information
Community Engagement