If you are interested in changing your community for the better, you may want to consider a minor in civic engagement. Through the minor you will be able to develop a combination of knowledge, skills, values, and experiential learning that will allow you to promote socially responsible daily behavior; community, and economic development; community service; and grass-roots activity and advocacy that will benefit you and those around you.
The minor requires 20 credits of course work.
Graduates will be able to:
- know and understand:
- multiple perspectives on the role of citizens and civic engagement in a democratic society
- at least one specific issue area or context in which civic engagement takes place and/or increase development of at least one set of civic engagement skills
- the variety of forms of civic engagement and have the ability to assess the efficacy of different approaches and strategies
- critical social, cultural, political and historical dynamics that underlie the practice of civic engagement from a US and/or global perspective
- be able to integrate theory and experience Reflect on the role of civic engagement in one's life