Citizenship Across the Curriculum

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Overview

Taking "Writing Across the Curriculum" programs as a model, the contributors to this innovative volume advocate the teaching of civic engagement at the college level in a wide range of disciplines and courses. Case studies drawn from political science and history as well as mathematics, the natural sciences, rhetoric, and communication studies provide examples of incorporating civic learning and evaluating pedagogical effectiveness, encouraging faculty to gather evidence and reflect on their teaching practice and their students' learning.

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Editorial Reviews

Ithaca Journal

"[This] new book... urges colleges and universities to make civic engagement a key component of their curricula as a way to help students become more active participants in the democratic process." —Ithaca Journal

Academe

"Citizenship across the Curriculum provides useful ideas about incorporating civic engagement in a diverse set of college courses." —Academe, October 1, 2010

National Teaching and Learning Forum

"[T]he book itself models an ideal of citizenship: committed, impassioned, intelligent people working respectfully toward some ideal(s) of the common good." —National Teaching and Learning Forum, Vol. 20, no. 1, December 2010

MountainRise

"Citizenship Across the Curriculum is an important book. Our political climate has become more caustic and less productive. As professors and college-administrators, we need to take responsibility to educate the next generation of citizens. This book can help provide direction in that journey." —MountainRise

H-Education

"In Citizenship Across the Curriculum, eight post-secondary teachers from diverse institutions... break the silence on their own teaching practices and make a valuable contribution to public discourse on teaching and learning." —H-Education, August, 2011

A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future
"A ground-breaking book, Citizenship Across the Curriculum explores the range of ways different disciplines can illuminate civic questions and help students develop a stronger civic lens." —A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future
Carol Schneider

"As Americans flock to college in record numbers, higher education has an unprecedented opportunity to help a new majority of Americans achieve the knowledge and determination to redeem the full promise of democracy—for liberty, justice, equal dignity, and the quality of our shared futures. Citizenship Across the Curriculum provides rich guidance for faculty members on what it means to take these responsibilities seriously." —Carol Schneider, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Elizabeth Lynn

"A thoughtful, readable, inspired book, full of insights and ideas for any teacher who wants to help students become more active citizens. These essays can and should launch a lasting conversation, within and across the disciplines, about how best to educate today's college students for engaged citizenship." —Elizabeth Lynn, Founder and Director, Project on Civic Reflection

A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future

"A ground-breaking book, Citizenship Across the Curriculum explores the range of ways different disciplines can illuminate civic questions and help students develop a stronger civic lens." —A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future

From the Publisher
"As Americans flock to college in record numbers, higher education has an unprecedented opportunity to help a new majority of Americans achieve the knowledge and determination to redeem the full promise of democracy—for liberty, justice, equal dignity, and the quality of our shared futures. Citizenship Across the Curriculum provides rich guidance for faculty members on what it means to take these responsibilities seriously." —Carol Schneider,
President, Association of American Colleges and Universities

"[This] new book... urges colleges and universities to make civic engagement a key component of their curricula as a way to help students become more active participants in the democratic process." —Ithaca Journal

"Citizenship across the Curriculum provides useful ideas about incorporating civic engagement in a diverse set of college courses." —Academe, October 1, 2010

"Citizenship Across the Curriculum is an important book. Our political climate has become more caustic and less productive. As professors and college-administrators, we need to take responsibility to educate the next generation of citizens. This book can help provide direction in that journey." —MountainRise

"In Citizenship Across the Curriculum, eight post-secondary teachers from diverse institutions... break the silence on their own teaching practices and make a valuable contribution to public discourse on teaching and learning." —H-Education, August, 2011

"[T]he book itself models an ideal of citizenship: committed, impassioned,
intelligent people working respectfully toward some ideal(s) of the common good." —National
Teaching and Learning Forum, Vol. 20, no. 1, December 2010

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Product Details

Meet the Author

Michael B. Smith is Assistant Professor of History and Environmental Studies at
Ithaca College.
Rebecca S. Nowacek is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at
Marquette University.
Jeffrey L. Bernstein is Professor of Political Science and Faculty
Development Fellow at Eastern Michigan University.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Civic Learning: Intersections and Interactions Mary Taylor Huber Pat Hutchings ix

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction: Ending the Solitude of Citizenship Education Michael B. Smith Rebecca S. Nowacek Jeffrey L. Bernstein 1

1 Citizenship-Oriented Approaches to the American Government Course Jeffrey L. Bernstein 13

2 De-Stabilizing Culture and Citizenship: Crafting a Critical Intercultural Engagement for University Students in a Diversity Course Rona Tamiko Halualani 36

3 Fostering Self-Authorship for Citizenship: Telling Metaphors in Dialogue Carmen Werder 54

4 We Are All Citizens of Auschwitz: Intimate Engagement and the Teaching of the Shoah Howard Tinberg 73

5 Understanding Citizenship as Vocation in a Multidisciplinary Senior Capstone Rebecca S. Nowacek 91

6 Educating for Scientific Knowledge, Awakening to a Citizen's Responsibility Matthew A. Fisher 110

7 Enumeration, Evidence, and Emancipation Michael C. Burke 132

8 Science, Technology, and Understanding: Teaching the Teachers of Citizens of the Future David Geelan 147

9 Local Environmental History and the Journey to Ecological Citizenship Michael B. Smith 165

10 Across: The Heterogeneity of Civic Education David Scobey 185

11 Academic and Civic Engagement Edward Zlotkowski 199

List of Contributors 211

Index 215

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