Citizenship Across the Curriculum

Citizenship Across the Curriculum

Distribution: World
Publication date: 05/03/2010
Format: Paperback 1 b&w illus
ISBN: 978-0-253-22179-7
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Citizenship Across the Curriculum advocates the teaching of civic engagement at the college level, in a wide range of disciplines and courses. Using "writing across the curriculum" programs as a model, the contributors propose a similar approach to civic education. In case studies drawn from political science and history as well as mathematics, the natural sciences, rhetoric, and communication studies, the contributors provide models for incorporating civic learning and evaluating pedagogical effectiveness. By encouraging faculty to gather evidence and reflect on their teaching practice and their students’ learning, this volume contributes to the growing field of the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Author Bio

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.


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.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.

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Table of Contents

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

Introduction: Ending the Solitude of Citizenship Education / Michael B. Smith, Rebecca S. Nowacek, and Jeffrey L. Bernstein
1. Citizenship-Oriented Approaches to the American Government Course / Jeffrey L. Bernstein
2. De-Stabilizing Culture and Citizenship: Crafting a Critical Intercultural Engagement for University Students in a Diversity Course / Rona Tamiko Halualani
3. Fostering Self-Authorship for Citizenship: Telling Metaphors in Dialogue / Carmen Werder
4. We Are All Citizens of Auschwitz: Intimate Engagement and the Teaching of the Shoah / Howard Tinberg
5. Understanding Citizenship as Vocation in a Multidisciplinary Senior Capstone / Rebecca S. Nowacek
6. Educating for Scientific Knowledge, Awakening to a Citizen's Responsibility / Matthew A. Fisher
7. Enumeration, Evidence, and Emancipation / Michael C. Burke
8. Science, Technology, and Understanding: Teaching the Teachers of Citizens of the Future / David R. Geelan
9. Local Environmental History and the Journey to Ecological Citizenship / Michael B. Smith
10. Across: The Heterogeneity of Civic Education / David Scobey
11. Academic and Civic Engagement / Edward Zlotkowski

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