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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

US 217 Democracy, Education and the 21st Century

In this course you participate in field work in an actual student led civic action or advocacy organization in your university community and you produce a record and critique of this service learning in the medium of digital storytelling. Course readings and work examine the history of civic participation and democratic action in the United States as well as contemporary issues in civic education. In this University Seminar other class sessions will develop competencies in using new media communication tools and participatory learning in the twenty-first century. An interest in producing digital media and digital social networking is required, and it is suggested that students have access to a smartphone or tablet computer. The course is open to undergraduates of all majors and years.

Required reading and outside of class time is significant and only recommended for highly engaged students.

Prerequisite: Students who are engaged and interested in community and civic participation are encouraged to enroll. An interest in digital media tools and communication is required.