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Associate of Arts (AS) Civic Engagement

North Seattle College

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration in Civic Engagement. The Civic Engagement pathway is designed to help students interested in "working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination ... More

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration in Civic Engagement. The Civic Engagement pathway is designed to help students interested in "working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes." (Excerpted from Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, edited by Thomas Ehrlich, published by Oryx Press, 2000, Preface, page vi.) In addition, civic engagement encompasses actions wherein individuals participate in activities of personal and public concern that are both individually life enriching and socially beneficial to the community.

The Civic Engagement pathway helps students broaden their education with a focus on how to connect with communities around social, political, and cultural issues while pursuing a wide variety of degrees. It is particularly well suited for careers in sectors including community-based organization, social services, government, government affairs office, public affairs, non-profit, advocacy organization, public humanities and civic engagement, lobbying, education, media, law, and business. Students in this pathway learn to navigate organizations and systemic structures while developing skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking and problem solving, research design and planning, digital technology, collaboration, leadership, and intercultural fluency.

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Requirements

Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
2 years

Duration

Apr 2024

Start Month

Mar 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • April 2024
  • September 2024
  • April 2025
  • January 2025
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time