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Civic Engagement


The minor in civic engagement is for motivated students in any field who are interested in social action, civic responsibility, public policymaking, and leadership. The minor offers practical, analytical, and theoretical tools for leading and serving others to improve the quality of life in our communities from local to international. Students reflect and act on such problems as environmental degradation, social injustice, poverty, and race and gender inequity. They will learn to connect public policy development to community needs and make a difference through practical and internships.

19 semester hours
Required courses:

  • CE 271 Semester of Service Practicum
  • CE 281 Civic Leadership and Social Entrepreneurism
  • INT 387 Internship

Two of the following Leadership courses:

  • BUAD 200 Management Principles
  • BUAD 202 Organizational Behavior and Communication
  • BUAD 250 The Female Executive: Strategies in the Workplace
  • BUAD 302 Managing Human Resources
  • BUAD 350 Project Management for Sustainable Impact
  • COMM 225 Culture, Identity, and Communication
  • COMM 230 Small Group Communication
  • COMM 237 Meditation: Theory and Practice
  • ENG 251 Technical and Professional Writing
  • INT 230 History and Theories of Leadership
  • PHIL 235 Ethics, Community, and Leadership
  • PHIL 320 Peacemaking: Gandhi and Nonviolence
  • POLS 101 Introduction to Public Administration

Two of the following Policy Analysis courses:

  • BUAD/ECON 270 Business and Government
  • ECON 215 Poverty, Inequality, and Welfare
  • HCA 245 Health Care Politics, Policy, and Law
  • POLS 209 Women and Politics
  • POLS 260 Public Policy
  • POLS 300 Political Behavior
  • REL 221 Christian Faith, Peace, and Justice
  • REL 234 Religion, Politics, and Public Policy
  • SOC 112 Social Problems
  • SOC 240 Community and Urban Sociology
  • SOC 248 Social Inequality
  • SOWK 353 Social Work with Diverse Populations