Civic Engagement Minor (CIV)
Advisor: John Gruber-Miller
Minor: A minimum of six course credits including:
- Three core courses: PHI 202 (Introduction to Ethics), SOC 101 (Sociological Perspectives) or ANT 101 (Cultural Anthropology), and any 200 level Politics course except POL 282 (Public Policy).
- One course in critical thinking/research methods: STA 201 (Statistical Methods I) or PHI 203 (Logic and Critical Thinking).
- One course concerned with Efforts to Address Societal Issues. This category includes courses such as: ANT 222 (Applied Anthropology); ECB 261 (Global Environmental Economics); ENG 111 (when the topic is: Bob Dylan and the Language of Protest); ENG 331 (English Literature: The Romantics); ENG 345 (Late Nineteenth Century American Literature); ENG 374 (when the advanced topic is: Southern African Art, Literature, and Culture in Context); ENV 101 (Environmental Perspectives); EST 123 (Introduction to Ethnic Studies); FRE 351 (Contemporary Literature I: Writing as Political Action); HIS 154 (Making of Modern America); HIS 255 (African American Lives); HIS 354 (U.S. Social History Since 1940); PHI 109 (Ethics and Climate Change); PHI 224 (Environmental Ethics); PHI 261 (Applied Ethics); POL 282 (Public Policy); POL 330 (Women and Politics); POL 332 (Human Rights); POL 333 (Global Governance); POL 336 (Seminar: Strategies to Alleviate Poverty); POL 346 (Political Economy of Developing Countries); POL 352 (Education Policy in America); POL 361 (Race, Sex and the Constitution); POL 363 (Campaigns and Elections); POL 366 (Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties); POL 367 (Urban Politics and Policy); POL 368 (Environmental Politics and Policy); POL 371 (Wilderness Politics and Policy); REL 362 (Holocaust and Response); PSY 256 (Multicultural Psychology); SOC 255 (Media and the Public Mind); SOC 248 (Contemporary Native Americans); SOC 343 (Women: Oppression and Resistances); SOC 376 (Civil Rights and Western Racism); SOC 348 (Race and Ethnic Relations); and WST 302 (when the advanced topic was: Global Feminisms; the new course number is WST 393).
A complete set of acceptable courses will be maintained on the program website. This course may not be double-counted for the student’s designated major and the minor in Civic Engagement. A student must choose a course in this category specifically and only for the Civic Engagement Minor.
- One course in Applied Civic Engagement. This category includes courses such as the following when they include a substantive applied civic engagement component: CIV 280/380 (Internship in Civic Engagement); ENG 370 (AIDS Literature, Film, and Social Theory); and HIS 240 (Public Memory and Public History); HIS 364 (The Documentary Imagination During the Great Depression); PSY 263 (when the topic is: Psychology, Social Justice and Public Policy); PSY 380 (Human Services Practicum); and PSY 395 (Human Services Practicum and Seminar). A complete set of acceptable courses will be maintained on the program website.
A minimum of 25 noncredit hours of civic engagement involvement over the course of at least two semesters including volunteering, activism, and other civic engagement opportunities. At the end of each semester, a student is required to submit a reflective essay assessing these experiences in light of their academic minor program to the Civic Engagement Office, the Civic Engagement Committee and his/her faculty advisor for the minor. The Civic Engagement Committee will notify the registrar once this requirement is completed.