Senior Seminar for Civic Engagement Certificate|
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
In this partial-credit seminar, the candidates for the Civic Engagement Certificate will acquaint each other with their particular interests in and commitments to civic engagement. Under close faculty supervision, the participants will organize the course as a collaborative undertaking. Meeting biweekly, they will revisit the readings from the Foundations of Civic Engagement (CSPL201) course, discussing them in light of their subsequent course work and practical experiences in engagement. At the end of the semester, each student will make a formal presentation to the group, the faculty sponsors of the certificate, and invited guests.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Don Eberly, ed., THE ESSENTIAL CIVIL SOCIETY READER
Robert Putnam et al., MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK
Theda Skocpol, DIMINISHED DEMOCRACY
Martin Gilens, AFFLUENCE AND INFLUENCE
John Hibbing and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, STEALTH DEMOCRACY
Cass Sunstein, REPUBLIC.COM 2.0
Harry C. Boyte, THE CITIZEN SOLUTION
|Examination and Assignments: |
Additional short readings will be chosen by the course participants. A significant paper, essay, or research project will be required and will serve as the basis for the final oral presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular attendance and participation in the discussion. Each participant will be responsible for leading the discussion at one class meeting, either alone or with a partner or partners. POI requirement: send an e-mail to email@example.com informing him that you are a candidate for the Civic Engagment certficate, indicating how you have met/are meeting the requirements for the Certificate (courses, practicum, community service, reflective writings), and describing the particular focus of your commitment to civic engagement.
|Instructor(s): Moon,J. Donald Times: TBA; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|