Principles of Civic Engagement: Communities of Conflict

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective May 7, 2014 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze multiple perspectives on the roles of citizens in a democratic society.
  • Can evaluate at least one specific issue area or context in which civic engagement takes place.
  • Know the roles and forms of civic engagement and can assess the efficacy of different approaches and strategies.
  • Understand critical social, cultural, political and historical dynamics that underlie civic engagement from a US and global perspective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

  • Examine, articulate, and apply their own ethical views.
  • Understand and apply core concepts (e.g. politics, rights and obligations, justice, liberty) to specific issues.
  • Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues.
  • Recognize the diversity of political motivations and interests of others.
  • Identify ways to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.