In a vast, complex, and troubled world it can be challenging for ordinary citizens around the globe to find the levers of change. Social, environmental, health, and economic problems do not respect disciplinary or national boundaries and require special strategies. At the same time, there are countless examples of engaged citizens making constructive change in the US and around the world.
In this course, students will develop a basic knowledge of some fundamental skills for identifying, designing, and implementing positive interventions. With discussion, hands-on exercises, reading, teamwork, and a term project, students will begin to build themselves a toolkit for lifelong engaged citizenship.
Students who take this course will develop a basic level of facility with the following skills: