Departments & Programs

Political and Civic Engagement

Course Descriptions
  • PACE-C 250 Leadership and Public Policy (3 cr.) CASE S&H Interdisciplinary introduction to American public leadership and policy making. Explores theoretical and empirical work on American politics and civil society from the local community to the nation’s capital. Introduces skills of effective political and civic engagement. Credit given for only one of C250 or C211.
  • PACE-C 295 Citizenship and Careers (2 cr.) P: Consent of program. PACE Program concepts and ideas applied to career and citizenship skill development. Provides perspectives on how PACE and other undergraduate course work can help students realize their long-term educational, career, and civic goals.
  • PACE-C 300 Issues in Political and Civic Engagement (3 cr.) Intensive study and analysis of selected political or civic engagement issues. Topics will vary and will be listed in the online Schedule of Classes. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • PACE-C 400 Issues Forum (1 cr.) PACE leadership and decision-making activity structured as a day-long forum in which participants deliberate on a current controversial issue selected by PACE students. Includes preparation assignment and post-forum position paper and reflection. Student facilitators may enroll twice in one semester for their additional work and meetings. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.
  • PACE-C 410 Internship in Political and Civic Engagement (1-6 cr.) P: Consent of program. Students will complete a mentored internship providing field experience in political and civic action, research, and/or decision making. Includes an orientation session before and a structured evaluation afterward. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.
  • PACE-C 420 Readings and Research in Political and Civic Engagement (1-6 cr.) P: Consent of faculty supervisor. Independent readings and research project under the supervision of an approved faculty mentor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • PACE-C 450 Capstone Seminar (3 cr.) P: Consent of program. Required capstone seminar for students who have completed all other certificate requirements. Provides students with the opportunity to integrate academic study, experiential learning, and co-curricular activities, to demonstrate understanding of American political and civic life, and to document individual learning and development.