Civic and Community Engagement

Civic and Community Engagement Minor
The intercollege minor in Civic and Community Engagement provides an opportunity for students to extend their education beyond the classroom through engagement in socially meaningful public scholarship in both pre-existing and newly developing community projects. This minor entails situated as well as experiential learning. Students apply, test, analyze, and re-formulate academic material in the context of public problems and community settings. Engaging in “learning-by-doing” allows students to communicate across differences, deliberate public problems, fulfill civic responsibilities, gain insight into personal values and worldviews, develop civic skills including observation and listening, and further develop career interests and professional goals.
Degree Types: Minor

About the Program

You might like this program if…

  • The intercollege minor in Civic and Community Engagement (CIVCM) is appropriate for undergraduate students seeking to apply domains of knowledge from their majors or general education programs to issues of consequence beyond the classroom.


  • Foundations of Civic and Community Engagement
  • Public Issues and Democracy
  • Public Scholarship
  • Communication
  • Supervised Field Experience

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This program is housed 

in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences 
at Penn State University Park.
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