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Political and Civic Engagement Program

Certificate in Political and Civic Engagement

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 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. It is recommended that no more than 6 credit hours be taken from one department (for instance, POLS or MSCH or SPEA).
    1. College Electives. Six (6) credit hours:
      • 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
      • AAAD-A 205 Black Electoral Politics
      • AAAD-A 332 Art of the Civil Rights Movement
      • AAAD-A 356 African American History II
      • 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 245 Social Justice and the Justice System
      • CJUS-P 307 Policing Democracies
      • CJUS-P 314 Law and Social Science
      • 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 topics only; see academic advisor)
      • 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)
      • EALC-E 307 Cultures of Protest in South Korea
      • EAS-E 430 Environmental and Energy Diplomacy
      • ECON-B 251 Fundamentals of Economics for Business I
      • ECON-B 252 Fundamentals of Economics for Business II
      • ECON-E 113 Capitalism and Democracy
      • ECON-E 115 Everyday Economics
      • ECON-E 251 Fundamentals of Economics I
      • ECON-E 252 Fundamentals of Economics II
      • ECON-L 260 Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Gateway
      • ECON-S 251 Fundamentals of Economics for Business I: Honors
      • ENG-L 208 Topics in English and American Literature and Culture (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • ENG-L 240 Literature and Public Life
      • ENG-R 212 Communicating Sustainability
      • ENG-R 222 Democratic Deliberation
      • ENG-R 223 Group Communication
      • ENG-R 224 Persuasion
      • ENG-R 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy
      • ENG-R 321 Rhetoric, Law, and Culture
      • ENG-R 330 Science, Advocacy, and the Public
      • 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
      • GEOG-G 313 Place and Politics
      • GEOG-G 314 Urban Geography
      • GEOG-G 389 Humanitarianism and Displacement
      • GEOG-G 415 Advanced Urban Geography
      • GEOG-G 426 Refugees and Asylum Seekers
      • GEOG-G 474 Solidarity Economy in Latin America
      • HIST-A 112 American Diversity: A History
      • HIST-A 352 History of Latinos in the United States
      • HIST-A 355 African American History I
      • HIST-A 379 Issues in Modern United States History (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • HIST-A 383 Rock, Hip Hop, and Revolution: Popular Music in the Making of Modern America, 1940 to the Present
      • HIST-A 398 Disability in the United States
      • HIST-D 201 Democratic Revolutions since 1980
      • HIST-H 105 American History I
      • HON-H 237 Law and Society
      • HON-H 238 Politics and Communication
      • HON-H 304 Interdepartmental Colloquia
      • INTL-I 103 Global Business: Politics, Policy, and Practice
      • INTL-I 203 Global Development
      • INTL-I 204 Human Rights and International Law
      • INTL-I 205 Culture and Politics
      • INTL-I 206 Peace and Conflict
      • INTL-L 354 Immigration Law, International Policy, and Migration
      • INTL-L 355 Gender and International Human Rights
      • MSCH-C 101 Media
      • MSCH-C 206 Media Reporting in a Global World
      • MSCH-C 212 Screening Race and Ethnicity
      • MSCH-C 214 Race, Prejudice, and the Media
      • MSCH-C 216 Social Scientific Perspectives of Gender and Media
      • MSCH-C 219 Media in the Global Context
      • MSCH-C 232 Media, Fashion and Politics
      • MSCH-C 249 Media Technologies and Culture
      • 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-J 423 Public Opinion
      • MSCH-J 448 Global Journalism: Issues and Research
      • 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
      • MSCH-S 452 Communicating Climate Change
      • PHIL-P 141 Introduction to Ethical Theories and Problems
      • 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-P 302 The Politics of Economic Crisis and Reform
      • POLS-P 303 Challenges of Democracy
      • POLS-Y 100 American Political Controversies
      • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics
      • POLS-Y 104 The Politics of Saving the World
      • POLS-Y 105 Introduction to Political Theory
      • POLS-Y 109 Introduction to International Relations
      • POLS-Y 110 Mathematics and Politics
      • POLS-Y 121 Capitalism and Democracy
      • POLS-Y 202 Politics and Citizenship in the Information Age
      • POLS-Y 207 The Politics of Business
      • POLS-Y 208 Leadership, Civil Society, and Public Policy
      • POLS-Y 211 Introduction to Law
      • POLS-Y 212 Making Democracy Work
      • POLS-Y 249 Religion, Politics, and Public Policy
      • POLS-Y 281 Modern Political Ideologies
      • POLS-Y 301 Political Parties and Interest Groups
      • POLS-Y 304 Constitutional Law
      • POLS-Y 305 Constitutional Rights and Liberties
      • POLS-Y 313 Environmental Policy
      • POLS-Y 315 Political Psychology and Socialization
      • POLS-Y 316 Public Opinion and Political Participation
      • 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 321 The Media and Politics
      • POLS-Y 324 Gender and Politics
      • 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 382 Modern 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
      • POLS-Y 399 Politics of the United Nations
      • 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
      • SGIS-S 202 Artificial Intelligence and the Race to Rule the World
      • SOC-S 101 Social Problems and Policies
      • SOC-S 205 Gender and Leadership
      • 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
    2. Free Electives. Six (6) credit hours:
      • Additional courses from the College Electives list.
      • BUS-G 316 Sustainable Enterprise
      • BUS-G 406 Bus Enterprise & Public Policy
      • BUS-L 409 Law and the Environment
      • 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
      • EDUC-H 340 Education in American Culture
      • LSTU-L 110 Introduction to Labor Studies: Labor and Society
      • LSTU-L 203 Labor and the Political System
      • LSTU-L 230 Labor and the Economy
      • LSTU-L 271
      • LSTU-L 272
      • LSTU-L 295
      • LSTU-L 297
      • LSTU-L 298
      • LSTU-L 381
      • LSTU-L 384
      • LSTU-L 385 Class, Race, Gender and Work
      • 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-V 161 Urban Problems and Solutions
      • SPEA-V 181 Us Policy and Administration
      • SPEA-V 182 Policy-making Around the World: Comparative and International Approaches
      • SPEA-V 184 Law and Public Affairs
      • SPEA-V 185 Management of Public Problems and Solutions
      • SPEA-V 186 Introduction to Public Budgeting and Finance
      • SPEA-V 221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector
      • SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership
      • SPEA-V 378 Federal Government Processes
      • SPEA-V 405 Public Law and the Legislative Process
      • SPEA-V 406 Public Law and the Electoral Process
      • SPEA-V 407 Public Law and Government Relations
      • SPEA-V 409 Federal Policymaking and the Hearing Process
      • SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics
      • SPEA-V 414
      • SPEA-V 424 Environmental Law, Justice, and Politics
      • SPEA-V 425 Homeland Security: Policy and Practice
      • SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
      • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations
      • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • SPEA-V 462 Community Development
      • SPEA-V 481 Grant Writing for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
      • SPEA-V 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs
      • 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. At least 1 credit hour:
    • 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. College Residency. At least 15 credit hours must be earned within the College of Arts and Sciences.
  8. 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.