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Bridgewater State University

City: Bridgewater     State: MA     Country: USA     

Contact: George Serra     Email:     

Minor in Civic Education and Community Leadership  

Delivery Method: Classroom     

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs     

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Department (if applicable):

School/College (if applicable): College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Vision:

Program Mission: The civic education and community leadership minor consists of 21 credit hours of course work designed to: 1) provide students with an interdisciplinary curriculum that promotes leadership and community service; 2) build on the university’s service‑learning mission; and, 3) broaden campus efforts to build partnerships with local and state community organizations. The learning objectives associated with the minor include developing students’ knowledge and understanding of civic leadership and community engagement, communication and advocacy, management and organizational behavior, local and regional affairs, economic development, politics and governance, and social justice and social change.

Institutional Mission: As the comprehensive teaching university of Southeastern Massachusetts, Bridgewater State University has a responsibility to educate the residents of Southeastern Massachusetts and the commonwealth, and to use its intellectual, scientific and technological resources to support and advance the economic and cultural life of the region and the state.