courses that count for the Civic Studies major in spring 2019

More on the Civic Studies major at Tufts is here.

Required Introductory Course:

  • CVS 0020/PHIL 0020/PS 0020: Introduction to Civic Studies (Erin Kelly, Peter Levine) 

Thinking about Justice:

  • ANTH 140: Food Justice: Fair Food Activism and Social Movements (Alex Blanchette)
  • CVS 190/PHIL 192: Seminar: Political Philosophy of MLK, Jr
  • ECON 62: Economics of International Migration (Anna Hardman)
  • ENG 160 : Environmental Justice and World Literature (Ammons)
  • HIST 10: Colonialism in Global Perspective (Kris Manjapra)
  • MUSIC 132: Music and Ethics (Melinda Latour)
  • PHIL 195: Contemporary Political Philosophy (Lionel McPherson)
  • PHIL 25: Food Ethics (Sigrun Svavarsdottir)
  • PHIL 28: Feminist Philosophy (staff)
  • PS 151: Seminar: The Political Philosophy of Hobbes (Ioannis Evrigenis)
  • REL 08: Law, Religion and International Relations (Joseph Walser)
  • SOC 103-01: Sociological Theory (Freeden Blume Oeur)
  • SOC 94: Health, Policy, and Inequality (Brett Nava-Coulter) 

Social Conflict, Inequality, and Violence:

  • CH 0188: Health and Human Rights (Fernando Ona)
  • HIST 173: Black and Native New England (Kendra Field and Kerri Greenidge)
  • PS 108: Public Opinion and U.S. Democracy (Brian Schaffner)
  • PS 138: Democracy and Its Alternatives (David Art)
  • PSY 13: Social Psychology (Keith Maddox)
  • SOC 113: Urban Sociology: Global Perspectives on Space, Inequality and Resistance (Anjuli Fahlberg)
  • SOC 120 Sociology of War and Peace (Paul Joseph)
  • SOC 181 Seminar: War/Peace/State/Society (Paul Joseph)
  • SOC 188 Seminar: Intimate Violence (Anjuli Fahlberg) 

Civic Action and Social Movements:

  • CSHD 0034: Children, Nature, & the Ecology Movement (George Scarlett)
  • EC 117: Economics of Social Interactions and Social Networks (Yannis M. Ioannides)
  • FMS 22: Media Literacy (Julie Dobrow)
  • MUS 197: Social Justice, Advocacy and Music (Jeffrey A. Summit)
  • PS 108: Public Opinion and U.S. Democracy (Brian Schaffner)
  • PS 113: Nonprofits and Civil Society (Jeffrey Berry)
  • PS 118-02: Organizing for Social Change (Daniel LeBlanc & Ken Galdston)
  • PS 188-05: The Howard School of International Affairs (Pearl Robinson)
  • SOC 106: Political Sociology (Anjuli Fahlberg)
  • SOC 111: Making Social Change Happen (Margaret McGladrey)
  • SOC 113: Urban Sociology: Global Perspectives on Space, Inequality and Resistance (Anjuli Fahlberg)
  • UEP 278: Environmental Justice, Security, and Sustainability (Penn Loh)

Civic Skills:

  • ANTH 133: Anthropology of Journalism (Amahl Bishara)
  • CH 0188: Health and Human Rights (Fernando Ona)
  • CHEM 0094: Science and the Human Experience (Jonathan Garlick)
  • CSHD 004: Topics in Child Development: Identity, Community, and Voice (Jayanthi Mistry)
  • ED15: Social-Emotional & Civic Learning in Schools (Deborah Donahue-Keegan)
  • EE194 / ELS 109: Creating Children’s Media (Julie Dobrow)
  • ELS 109: Societal Aspects of Design: Integration, Innovation, and Impact (Ron Lasser)
  • ENG 311: Tufts 1+4 Foundation: Communicating for Change (Grace Talusan)
  • ENV 120: Introduction to Environmental Fieldwork (John de la Parra)
  • ENV 150: Environment, Communication, and Culture (Ninian Stein)
  • ENV 152: Seminar in Environmental Negotiations (Ninian Stein)
  • ExCollege: The President Has Tweeted: Official Government Communications in the Age of Trump (Nanda Chitre)
  • PHIL 24: Introduction to Ethics (Monica Link)
  • PS: Massachusetts State House Internships – Learning While Doing (State Sen. Ben Downing)
  • TBD: Project Citizen: Promoting Civic Engagement (Sherri Sklarwitz)
  • UEP 293-02: Community Practice Theory and Methods (Penn Loh)
  • UEP 294-02: Communications and Media for Policy and Planning (Penn Loh)
  • UEP 294: Teaching Democracy (Penn Loh)
  • WGSS 0185/AMER 0094: Mass Incarceration and the Literature of Confinement (Hilary Binda) 

Internship Seminar:

  • CVS 099: A required internship. This includes a weekly 2.5 hour class with graded assignments and a final project.


Capstone Seminar:

  • CVS 190/PHIL 192: Seminar: Political Philosophy of MLK, Jr.

About Peter

Associate Dean for Research and the Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life. Concerned about civic education, civic engagement, and democratic reform in the United States and elsewhere.
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