Civic Education

Description
The civic education concentration is designed to contribute to the preparation of undergraduate students for careers in:

Primary and secondary education (where the teaching of government and civics may be involved).

Careers or voluntary participation in politics, public service, civic and social movements.

Further education in law, journalism, business, history, sociology, political science and other fields where an understanding of questions of citizenship, leadership, community, democracy, public responsibility and ethics is crucial.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • A minimum 6 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Students may not pair the Civic Education concentration with the Political Science OR International Studies concentrations.

Theoretial Foundations
Core 6 Hours

POS 210 Political Ideologies, SB (3)

POS 442 American Political Thought, HU (3)

Political Theory
Upper Division 3 Hours Required
Choose one course from the following:

POS 340 History of Political Philosophy I, HU & H (3)

POS 341 History of Political Philosophy II, HU & H (3)

POS 346 Problems of Democracy, HU (3)

POS 443 Topics in Contemporary Political Theory, HU (3)

POS 475 Morality and Politics (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours. Credit is allowed for only POS 394 (Morality and Politics) or POS 475)

Civics in Action
9 Hours - 6 hours must be in upper division courses.
Choose courses from the following:

POS 110 / 310 American Government and Politics, SB (3) (Credit is allowed for only POS 110 or POS 310)

POS 150 Comparative Government, SB & G (3)

POS 160 Global Politics, SB & G (3) (Credit is allowed for only POL 160 or POS 160 or POS 360 or POS 362)

POS 270 American Legal System, SB (3)

POS 313 The Congress, SB (3) (Credit is allowed for only POL 313 or POS 313)

POS 314 The American Presidency, SB (3)

POS 315 The Supreme Court, SB (3)

POS 325 Public Policy Development, SB (3)

POS 332 American Political Parties, SB (3)

POS 333 Interest Groups, SB (3)

POS 348 Do You Want to Build a Nation?, L (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum junior standing or minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only POS 348 or POS 394 (Do You Want To Build a Nation?))

POS 370 Law and Society, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

POS 410 Governing American Cities, SB (3)

POS 417 The Arizona Political System (3) (Credit is allowed for only POS 211, 216 or 417)

POS 435 Women and Politics, SB & C (3)

POS 439 Minority Group Politics in America, SB & C (3) Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours

POS 470 Law and the Political Order, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only POS 470 or CMN 598 (Law and the Political Order) or JHR 598 (Law and the Political Order) or MAS 598 (Law and the Political Order))

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
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DARs Code

DARs Code

LAPOSEMPC

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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