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Citizenship, Service, and Social Change: Theory and Application

Objectives: The guiding question in this course is: how do we develop citizens of a democracy who have the capacity and interest to engage in the kinds of community work needed to create and maintain healthy communities? Unpacking this question requires examining, problematizing, imagining and linking theories about: civic education, community development, complex organizations, politics, social change and democracy. In this course, we will juxtapose theory and practice. Each student will work with others to take on a project that broadly engages students in public work. The project can be on-campus through some sort of student organization, or it can be…