Introduction to Engaged Citizenship and Social Change (Gateway Course)

POLSCI 213S

Introduction to key concepts, theories, and critiques of civic engagement and social change, with a focus on competing notions of democratic citizenship. Examination of voluntarism, philanthropy, community service, political participation, social activism and other forms of community engagement. Critical reflection on ethical issues related to community engagement and social change, including critiques of progressivism and service. Students will also be asked to apply these various approaches to pressing social issues of our time, such as income inequality, environmental justice, education reform and gender and race equality. Consent of instructor is required. Instructor: Mlyn

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Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • CESC 201S
  • EDUC 201S
  • PUBPOL 206S
  • RIGHTS 201S
Typically Offered
Spring Only