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Political and Civic Engagement Program

Certificate in Political and Civic Engagement

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements PACEACRT
The Certificate in Political and Civic Engagement combines academic study with hands-on learning to provide students with an education in democratic citizenship. It prepares students to make a difference through active engagement in American political and civic life. Students learn to seek out various perspectives, engage in dialogue, analyze the effectiveness of policies, and take principled stands on vital public issues. They also explore the relationship between theory and practice, develop informed critiques of political and civic institutions, practice collective decision-making, work with those who hold opposing views, and devise effective solutions to public problems.

Requirements

The certificate requires at least 22 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    • PACE-C 250 Leadership and Public Policy
  2. Career course. One (1) course:
    • ASCS-Q 296 College to Career II: Navigate Your Arts and Sciences Experience (Any topic)
    • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning
  3. Issue Forum. One (1) course:
    • PACE-C 200 Issue Forum
    • PACE-C 440 Forum Discussion Leader
  4. Electives. May be taken before adding the certificate.No more than 6 credit hours may be taken from one department (for instance, POLS or MSCH or SPEA). Electives Course List
    • PACE-C 100 Leaders and Leadership
    • PACE-C 300 Issues in Political and Civic Engagement
    • PACE-C 350 Leadership, Social Movements, and Modern American Politics
    • College of Arts and Sciences electives
      • AAAD-A 205 Black Electoral Politics
      • AAAD-A 407 African American and African Protest Strategies
      • AAAD-A 408 Race, Gender, and Class in Cross-Cultural Perspective
      • AAAD-A 420 Transforming Divided Communities and Societies
      • AAAD-A 427 Cross-Cultural Communication
      • AAAD-A 481 Racism and the Law
      • AMST-A 201 U.S. Movements and Institutions (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • ANTH-E 388 Ethnicity, Class, and the Model U.S. Citizen
      • ANTH-E 432 Cultures of Democracy
      • CJUS-P 307 Policing Democracies
      • CJUS-P 314 Law and Social Science
      • CJUS-P 340 Law and Society: The Cross-Cultural Perspective
      • CJUS-P 370 Criminal Law
      • CJUS-P 375 American Juvenile Justice System
      • CLLC-L 120 Politics, Identity, and Resistance (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • CLLC-L 320 Collins Symposium (approved topic: "Pain, Death, and the Law")
      • COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches to the Arts and Humanities (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • COLL-C 104 Critical Approaches to the Social and Historical Studies (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • COLL-C 105 Critical Approaches to the Natural and Mathematical Sciences (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication
      • COLL-S 104 Freshman Seminar in Social and Historical Studies (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • ECON-E 115 Everyday Economics
      • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
      • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics
      • ENG-L 208 Topics in English and American Literature and Culture (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • ENG-R 212 Communicating Sustainability
      • ENG-R 222 Democratic Deliberation
      • ENG-R 224 Persuasion
      • ENG-R 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy
      • ENG-R 321 Rhetoric, Law, and Culture
      • ENG-R 339 Freedom of Speech
      • ENG-R 340 The Rhetoric of Social Movements
      • ENG-R 342 Rhetoric and Race
      • ENG-R 348 Environmental Communication
      • ENG-R 396 The Study of Public Advocacy
      • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing
      • GEOG-G 185 Environmental Change: The End of the World as We Know It?
      • GEOG-G 208 Environment and Society
      • HISP-S 208 The Language of Leadership
      • HIST-A 222 Law in America
      • HIST-A 383 Rock, Hip Hop, and Revolution: Popular Music in the Making of Modern America, 1940 to the Present
      • HIST-D 201 Democratic Revolutions since 1980
      • HON-H 237 Law and Society
      • HON-H 238 Politics and Communication
      • INTL-I 204 Human Rights and International Law
      • INTL-I 206 Peace and Conflict
      • MSCH-C 212 Screening Race and Ethnicity
      • MSCH-F 204 Topics in Media, Culture, and Society (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • MSCH-F 413
      • MSCH-F 445 Media, Culture, and Politics (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • MSCH-J 300 Communications Law
      • MSCH-L 322 Telecommunications Policymaking
      • MSCH-L 424 Telecommunications and the Constitution
      • MSCH-S 312 Politics and the Media
      • MSCH-S 414 Public Communication Campaigns
      • PHIL-P 140
      • PHIL-P 145 Liberty and Justice: A Philosophical Introduction
      • PHIL-P 375 Philosophy of Law
      • PHIL-P 376 Leadership and Philosophy
      • PHIL-P 393 Biomedical Ethics
      • POLS-Y 100 American Political Controversies
      • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics
      • POLS-Y 105 Introduction to Political Theory
      • POLS-Y 109 Introduction to International Relations
      • POLS-Y 202 Politics and Citizenship in the Information Age
      • POLS-Y 211 Introduction to Law
      • POLS-Y 212 Making Democracy Work
      • POLS-Y 249 Religion, Politics, and Public Policy
      • POLS-Y 301 Political Parties and Interest Groups
      • POLS-Y 304 Constitutional Law
      • POLS-Y 305 Constitutional Rights and Liberties
      • POLS-Y 306 State Politics in the United States
      • POLS-Y 307 Indiana State Government and Politics
      • POLS-Y 308 Urban Politics
      • POLS-Y 313 Environmental Policy
      • POLS-Y 315 Political Psychology and Socialization
      • POLS-Y 317 Voting, Elections, and Public Opinion
      • POLS-Y 318 The American Presidency
      • POLS-Y 319 The United States Congress
      • POLS-Y 320 Judicial Politics
      • POLS-Y 324 Gender and Politics
      • POLS-Y 325 African American Politics
      • POLS-Y 326 American Social Welfare Policy
      • POLS-Y 329 Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States
      • POLS-Y 353 The Politics of Gender and Sexuality
      • POLS-Y 360 United States Foreign Policy
      • POLS-Y 376 International Political Economy
      • POLS-Y 379 Ethics and Public Policy
      • POLS-Y 381 Classical Political Thought
      • POLS-Y 383 Foundations of American Political Thought
      • POLS-Y 384 Developments in American Political Thought
      • POLS-Y 386 African American Political Thought
      • PSY-P 484 The Science of Moral Judgment
      • REL-D 250 Religion, Ecology, and the Self
      • REL-D 340 Religion and Bioethics
      • REL-D 350 Religion, Ethics, and the Environment
      • REL-R 170 Religion, Ethics, and Public Life
      • SOC-S 215 Social Change
      • SOC-S 217 Social Inequality
      • SOC-S 311 Politics and Society
      • SOC-S 312 Education and Society
      • SOC-S 326 Law and Society
      • SOC-S 335 Race and Ethnic Relations
      • SOC-S 360 Topics in Social Policy
    • Electives Outside the College
      • BUS-G 316 Sustainable Enterprise
      • BUS-G 406 Bus Enterprise & Public Policy
      • BUS-L 250 Law and the Arts
      • BUS-L 302 Sustainability Law & Policy
      • BUS-T 175 Kelley Compass 1
      • BUS-T 275 Kelley Compass 2
      • BUS-Z 404 Effective Negotiations
      • BUS-Z 447 Leadership, Teamwork and Diversity
      • LSTU-L 203 Labor and the Political System
      • LSTU-L 230 Labor and the Economy
      • LSTU-L 385 Class, Race, Gender and Work
      • SPEA-A 450 Contemporary Topics in Arts Administration
      • SPEA-A 459 Public Policy and the Arts
      • SPEA-E 476 Environmental Law and Regulation
      • SPEA-H 124 Overview of the U.s. Healthcare System
      • SPEA-H 324 Health Policy
      • SPEA-S 124 Honors - Overview of the U.s. Healthcare System
      • SPEA-S 160 Honors - National and International Policy
      • SPEA-S 161 Honors - Urban Problems and Solutions
      • SPEA-S 220 Honors - Law and Public Affairs
      • SPEA-S 362 Honors - Nonprofit Management and Leadership
      • SPEA-S 378 Honors - Policy Processes in the United States
      • SPEA-S 405 Honors - Public Law and the Legislative Process
      • SPEA-S 435 Honors - Negotations and Alternative Dispute Resolution
      • SPEA-V 160 National and International Policy
      • SPEA-V 161 Urban Problems and Solutions
      • SPEA-V 220
      • SPEA-V 221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector
      • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning
      • SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy
      • SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership
      • SPEA-V 378 Federal Government Processes
      • SPEA-V 380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs
      • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience
      • SPEA-V 388 American Humanics Internship
      • SPEA-V 405 Public Law and the Legislative Process
      • SPEA-V 406 Public Law and the Electoral Process
      • SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics
      • SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
      • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • SPEA-V 462 Community Development
      • SPEA-V 473 Management, Leadership, and Policy
      • SPH-R 282
      • SWK-S 102 Understanding Diversity in a Pluralistic Society
      • SWK-S 251 History and Analysis of Social Welfare Policy
      • SWK-S 300 Selected Topics in Social Work (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • SWK-S 352 Social Welfare Policy and Practice
  5. Internship. One (1) course:
    • PACE-X 473 Internship in Political and Civic Engagement
    • SPEA-V 380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs
    • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience
  6. Capstone Seminar.
    • PACE-C 450 Capstone Seminar (Requires departmental consent after all other requirements for the certificate are completed)
  7. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.