Civic Engagement Cornerstone Requirement

Students can integrate civic engagement into their academic experience in many ways. In the College of Arts & Sciences, students have a core requirement called the Civic Engagement Cornerstone. You can satisfy the Civic Engagement (CE) Cornerstone through the completion of a CE-designated course or a CE project.

 

CE courses or student projects must:

 

Civic Engagement Cornerstone Courses

Courses that fulfill the Civic Engagement Cornerstone are available in many disciplines, with new classes added every semester. The CCE maintains a current list of CE Courses. Faculty who are interested in adding the CE-designation to their course can complete the new course or course change form available on the faculty resource page.

Civic Engagement Projects

CIV 110 Civic Engagement Project is what students register for to complete an independent civic engagement project. Students must have a faculty sponsor and submit a proposal for their projects that is approved by the director of the Center for Civic Engagement prior to enrolling in CIV 110. The project is equal to approximately 40 hours of engagement work and can be taken for 0 or 1 credit. The CIV 110 application form is available to download or pick up in the Center for Civic Engagement (Scott 110).

CIV 111 Civic Engagement and Diversity Project is an option for students who will be doing an independent civic engagement project that also meets the International & Diverse Perspectives Cornerstone.  The project is equal to approximately 40 hours of engagement work in a context that provides in-depth experiences with diversity and is a 2 credit course.  The CIV 111 application form is available to download or pick up in the Center for Civic Engagement (Scott 111).

We encourage students to deepen their civic engagement education at Pacific by moving beyond satisfaction of the minimum CE Cornerstone requirement and by building on the cornerstone.