The Adventure of Citizenship: Lives of Civic Engagement


What does it mean to be a citizen and live a civic life? In this course students will integrate academic content with their own community based experiences to understand and critique their understandings of civic engagement and social change. Students will reflect on their Duke experience and begin to chart their post Duke futures. They will gain knowledge of the historical context of democratic citizenship, understanding of the relationship between theory and practice, and familiarity with the contestations of civic engagement that emerge from considerations of race, class, and gender. Students will undertake independent projects to study those who have lived civic lives.


Prerequisite: Civic Engagement & Social Change 201S

Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CESC 401S
  • EDUC 401S
  • ETHICS 401S
  • PUBPOL 401S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring