General Honors (GH) courses are the heart of the University Honors Program curriculum and feature small class sizes, dedicated faculty members, interdisciplinary perspectives, active learning and an exciting array of topics. These classes can be accessed by searching under University Honors in the catalog. The following is an example of a General Honors (GH) course that has been offered in the past. This course may or may not be offered again.
The second decade of the 21st century begins as college-aged adults emerge as strong and purposeful political and social actors. New research on "the millennials" suggests that this generation will be one of the most politically engaged and powerful in decades. In this seminar, students encounter the complex concept and practice of civic agency. We balance our work to understand theories of civic agency in the 21st century with authentic work in civic spaces. We approach civic agency through a variety of frameworks, including community organizing, public work, and deliberative democracy. We read theories and case studies of civic action. Students deepen or develop their own theories of civic agency and they learn skills necessary to effective civic action. Students in the class make a significant contribution to Indiana State's work in the Civic Agency Initiative, in which we partner with 15 other universities and a national agency. Class work will prioritize discussion, dialogue, and deliberation.
Instructor: dr. darlene hantzis