The Civic Engagement Minor seeks to provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and experiences to become informed and effective participants in civic and democratic life. This interdisciplinary minor includes an introductory course, capstone field or research experience, and electives in the categories of Politics/Policy, Communication/Advocacy Skills, and Social Justice/Social Change.
The Civic Engagement Minor includes CIV101 Introduction to Civic Engagement and capstone experience (CIV501 Directed Field Experience in Civic Engagement or CIV502 Directed Study in Civic Engagement), along with courses from three categories of electives: Politics/Policy, Communication/Advocacy Skills, and Social Justice/Social Change. The Program Area Chair may authorize replacement of courses. To foster an interdisciplinary understanding of civic engagement, each of the three electives must be from a different department.