First-Year Civic Engagement Course

The First-Year Civic Engagement course is designed to help students develop skills as active participants in a pluralistic, democratic society through direct service, education, and reflection opportunities. The course covers key concepts and frameworks for understanding civic engagement, including: models of civic life through America history; critiques of philanthropy, volunteerism, community service, public service, and political activism; university-community relations; and public service leadership. Through the course, students will strengthen critical thinking skills regarding myriad social issues in the context of active civic participation. Students will also enhance their learning through structured discussion and reflective learning assignments.

First-Year Civic Engagement Course Instructor Profiles – Winter 2012