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Citizenship and Service Minor

This course is designed to allow students to apply real-world hours of community service toward academic credit at Park University.  Students can earn up to nine hours of credit for time spent in service to apply to their degree or a minor.

What is a citizenship and service minor?

One of Park University’s core values is to celebrate GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP through our connected learning and working environment, liberal arts education and community stewardship.

Park University emphasizes the importance of giving back to the global community with our citizenship and service minor.

Locations & Learning Options

  • Online
  • Parkville, MO
  • Online
  • Parkville, MO

This course is designed to allow students to apply real-world hours of community service toward academic credit at Park University.  Variable credit: 3-9 hours maximum.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Relate practical experience from service hours to interdisciplinary and integrative thinking.
  2. Demonstrate the value of service of the individual in a global society.
  3. Provide documentation illustrating the ability to facilitate service in a wide variety of contexts up to and including skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership, etc.

MINOR – 18 HOURS, 2.0 GPA

Core:

CE200       Civic Engagement Portfolio……………….3-9 credit hours

CA233       Introduction to Leadership…………………3 credit hours

CA493       Leadership for Civic Engagement……….3 credit hours

 

Electives ……………………………………………………………..3-9 credit hours

Choose 1-3 courses from the below list.  The total number of courses needed depends upon the amount of civic engagement credit hours a student completes in the core.

 

CA235    Multicultural Communication………………..3 credit hours

CA392     Organizational Leadership……………………….3 credit hours

GGP120  Global Sustainability……………………………..3 credit hours

PA331     Public Organizations……………………………..3 credit hours

PA380     Public Service Values…………………………….3 credit hours

PC321      Interpersonal Conflict Resolution…………3 credit hours

PO200    American National Government…………..3 credit hours

SO206     Social Issues in Contemporary Society…3 credit hours

RE109   World Religions…………………………………….3 credit hours

Our Citizenship and Service program encourages you to use your experience and commitment to global service and apply your knowledge with such topics as:

  • Civic Identity and Commitment
  • Diversity of Communities
  • Cultures and Civic Action and Reflection
  • Civic Communication

Citizenship & Service Examples

  • Scouts BSA
  • Church mission trips
  •  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionary service
  • AmeriCorps
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Teach for America
  • Talk to an admissions representative to see if your service time applies.

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.