Fall Semester 2014

  1. Civic Engagement & Learning (CEL)

  2. Course Number Course Name Credits
  3. A292 *Intro to Civic Engagement 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.   T     05:30PM-8:15PM
      ESH 206
      Liston, A 8

      CRN: 72206
      Section: 602
      Date Range: 08/25-12/13

      Introduces students to types of civic engagement in a democracy, practices of engagement and inquiry, and public issues of ethics, environmental sustainability, community building and human and civil rights through readings, reflections and community inquiry.

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    3.  M W    01:00PM-2:15PM
      ESH 204
      Liston, A 0

      CRN: 72207
      Section: 603
      Date Range: 08/25-12/13

      Introduces students to types of civic engagement in a democracy, practices of engagement and inquiry, and public issues of ethics, environmental sustainability, community building and human and civil rights through readings, reflections and community inquiry.

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    Introduces students to types of civic engagement in a democracy, practices of engagement and inquiry, and public issues of ethics, environmental sustainability, community building and human and civil rights through readings, reflections and community inquiry.

  4. A395 Civic Engagement Internship 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.        
      ARR
      Owens-Manley, J 10

      CRN: 72209
      Section: 601
      Date Range: 08/25-12/13

      Internship in which student gains intensive experience applying principles of civic engagement and major-disciplinary knowledge and skills to a community-identified problem. Students are encouraged to do their internships in rural Alaskan or international communities.
      Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and instructor approval.

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    Internship in which student gains intensive experience applying principles of civic engagement and major-disciplinary knowledge and skills to a community-identified problem. Students are encouraged to do their internships in rural Alaskan or international communities.
    Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and instructor approval.

  5. A450 *Civic Engagement Capstone 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.        
      ARR
      Owens-Manley, J 10

      CRN: 72210
      Section: 601
      Date Range: 08/25-12/13

      Integration of major and GER coursework through an individual civic engagement project.
      Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) and GER Tier II and instructor approval.

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    Integration of major and GER coursework through an individual civic engagement project.
    Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) and GER Tier II and instructor approval.

* - Course meets a GER requirement

 

Certificate Description

UAA’s Certificate in Civic Engagement prepares students to become active, effective, ethical citizens in their professional and personal lives.  Students develop practical skills to link their learning to community involvement through service-learning experiences, internships, community-based research, and creative activities.  This program highlights scholarly, community-based engagement in students’ major coursework while making connections to academic, personal and civic development of skills and competencies.

The Certificate appears on student transcripts and attest to the students' engagement in campus and community life.  Future employers value the broad civic perspective and practical skills and knowledge of Certificate graduates.

Students who earn the Certificate in Civic Engagement will achieve the outcomes of their majors and will be able to:

  • Demonstrate democratic skills, such as communication, problem-solving, and negotiation, necessary for addressing public problems at multiple levels;
  • Articulate public uses of their education and civic engagement;
  • Synthesize civic imagination and the abilities and needs of individuals, groups, and communities into a vision for the future;
  • Compose personal roles and ethical standards for participation in a diverse, global community.

Requirements and Courses

Student Planner for Certificate

Certificate Graduation Requirements

Certificate Courses

 


Marcella DentMarcella Dent, one of the first Civic Engagement Certificate graduates and UAA Heifer International Club founders, had this to say about her civic engagement experience in a recent article:

"Whether it's through Heifer In Alaska or my job at the Consulate of Canada, I want to give back to UAA and the CCEL for the many opportunities I was given," she says."

Read the full article in the Green & Gold news.


Certificate Faculty Committee

Judith Owens-Manley
Associate Professor, Center for Community Engagement & Learning
907-786-4087
afjo@uaa.alaska.edu

Tracey Burke
Associate Professor, College of Health
907-786-6905
aftkb1@uaa.alaska.edu

Shannon Donovan
Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Science
907-786-6052
afsmd@uaa.alaska.edu

Rhonda Johnson
Associate Professor, College of Health
907-786-6545
afdbh1@uaa.alaska.edu

Diane Hirshberg
Associate Professor, ISER
907-786-5413
Rhonda.Johnson@uaa.alaska.edu

Hilary Seitz
Associate Professor, College of Education
907-786-4872
hilary@uaa.alaska.edu

Tara Smith
Associate Professor, Community & Technical College
907-786-6873
aftms@uaa.alaska.edu

Deborah Periman
Associate Professor, College of Health
907-786-1125
afdkp@uaa.alaska.edu