Community/Civic Engagement are those in which students work to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and develop the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make that difference. These experiences involve promoting the quality of life in a community through both political and non-political processes.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Community/Civic Engagement requirement, students will
1. have an awareness that their own attitudes and beliefs may be different from those of other cultures and communities and exhibit curiosity about what can be learned from diversity of communities and cultures;
2. begin to connect knowledge (facts, theories, etc.) from one’s own academic study/field/discipline to experiences of community engagement and to one’s own participation in civic life, politics, and government;
3. provide evidence of experience in community/civic activities and describe what she/he has learned about her or his sense of civic identity and commitment;
4. communicate in civic context, showing an ability to do more than one of the following: express, listen, and adapt ideas and messages based on others’ perspectives;
5. begin to reflect on how civic/community actions may benefit individual(s) or communities;
6. identify intentional and meaningful ways to participate in community and civic contexts and structures.
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