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American Civic Traditions Certificate (Undergraduate)

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Developing Engaged Citizens

Contemporary issues of social, political, cultural, and community importance require American citizens equipped for civic engagement.  Civic engagement may be measured by behaviors including voter turnout, volunteerism, community engagement, citizen advocacy, and holding an appointed or elected office. All American citizens have the right and responsibility to participate in the work of self-governance.  Americans demonstrate civic engagement when they individually and collectively identify and address issues of public concern for the public good.  The American Civic Traditions Certificate will prepare you with the foundational knowledge to understand current debates through the lens of history, political structures, and differing perspectives to cultivate an educated and engaged citizenry. This certificate is beneficial to all majors.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Curious about current societal issues
  • Are interested in regional, national, and global events
  • Are fascinated by history
  • Enjoy reading and watching biographies or other historical shows
  • Are interested in American politics and international affairs

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Law enforcement
  • Social worker
  • County official