Civic Intelligence in the Real World
NEW! Last Updated: 12/10/2009
Faculty: Douglas Schuler computer studies, social change, communications
Major areas of study include social change, social science, civil society, and community studies.
Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.
Note: This 8-credit program will meet from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on five Saturdays (April 3 and 17, May 1, 15, and 29). First class meets in SEM 2 E2109.
This program is open to any motivated student who is interested in understanding and cultivating civic intelligence. Civic intelligence informally describes how "smart" a society is and it's tested when societies confront shared challenges. It integrates social imagination, memory, cognition, learning, and engagement. And since civic intelligence doesn't have an established, precise definition we will be working to understand what "it" is — how to recognize it, measure it, etc. Students will have considerable autonomy within the constraints of the program and will be expected to actively contribute to the program's own civic intelligence. Students will be expected to work on a project — individually or preferably with an organization or group — that demonstrates and promotes civic intelligence. Online, media, event, or policy related work is encouraged as are connections between projects.
Credits: 8 per quarter
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in sociology, community development, non-profit organizations, civil service, activism, and education.
|December 10th, 2009||CRN added to catalog.|