Course Memo

Prerequisite: None. An introduction to Eureka College and the liberal arts, this course is designed to assist students in making a successful transition to the College, lay the foundation for liberal arts study, and develop skills to ensure academic success. The course includes a group service learning project which students complete during the semester. Should be taken during the first semester of enrollment. Justice and Civic Responsibility Capability course.

Course Section Description

Social Justice as an Engaged Citizen: This course serves as your introduction to a liberal arts college education, as well as introduces you to the complex social injustices we see around us every day. We discuss a large number of social injustice topics, revolving around civil rights and social justice. Examples may include, but will not be limited to, issues of social, political, and economic inequalities, such as access to healthcare, civic membership, issues of privacy, technology (including elections and education), discussions on police reform, confederate statues, ageism (including reverse ageism), gun violence, lending inequalities (personal and private loans, rural vs urban), and racial inequalities. Throughout the semester, students better recognize and understand their role in society and their impact on a variety of social injustices/inequalities by studying civic engagement, and what it means to be an engaged citizen. Students learn how to effectively identify and analyze ethical dilemmas relevant to their communities, how to constructively engage in civic debates, and how to present persuasive moral arguments in public settings.