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Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS)

CAS 222 (GS;US;IL) (CIVCM 211, YFE 211) Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement (3) Conceptual foundations of public scholarship and orientation to contemporary themes and issues in civic and community engagement.

CAS 222 (YFE/CIVCM 211) Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement (3)

This course uses lectures, case studies, and hands-on practice to provide a foundation for students' orientation to public scholarship, civic engagement, and the relationship between learning and democratic practice. Core concepts about democracy in America, the land-grant university's historic mission, and about service learning and public scholarship are introduced. Students learn about a range of ways that citizens within the United States as well as in other countries participate in democratic decision making. Students also are introduced to diverse political perspectives and civic practices for different ethnic and cultural groups within the United States and internationally. Civic practices in different parts of the world are embedded in the economic conditions and cultural norms of the particular contexts. Students also are introduced to global citizenship/public issues such as environmental sustainability and labor and educational practices, and learn about opportunities for civic engagement within the U.S. and internationally.

General Education: GS
Diversity: US;IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2010

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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