SSCI 113 : Civic Leadership

Credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

Description

The purpose of this course is to help students build the skills, knowledge, and habits necessary to effectively contribute to and participate in the social, political, economic, and environmental life of their communities and world. By building a strong sense of agency among students, this course aims to elevate active participation and leadership in our democracy. An engaged citizenry is an essential component of a thriving democracy. To adequately prepare for a lifetime of civic engagement, students must grapple with foundational leadership questions relating to power, morality, and ethics. This course incorporates experiential/service learning, a proven civic education practice, that extends lessons beyond the classroom and into the community.