Presidential Citizen Scholar Program
The requirements for the 2012 - 2013 Presidential Citizen Scholar
Program include the following:
1. Year-long Course in Political/Community
Engagement (Taught by PACE Director Dr. Adam Hoffman):
A. Fall 2012
Introduction to Political Engagement (3 Credits)
4:30 to 5:20 p.m.
B. Spring 2013
Political Engagement II (3 Credits)
The goal of this year-long course
is to explore political engagement by looking at how ordinary people
became powerful participants in the political process and had a
significant impact on changing the lives of other people for the better.
We will also examine various techniques and strategies for achieving
political change including participating in interest groups, lobbying,
community organizing, grassroots action, protests, using the media,
campaigning for a candidate, and running for political office.
*Students enrolled in the Spring
Maryland General Assembly Internship can do this internship in
place of the Political Engagement II
2. Academic Experience--Students
need to choose ONLY ONE the following options (A, B, or C) during the Fall/Spring
2012-2013 academic year to satisfy this requirement:
A. Presidential Citizen Scholars
can take one of
Seminars. There are going to be two seminars offered in the Fall
2012 semester and 1-2 additional course in the Spring 2012
Fall 2012 1 credit Courses -
College Student Voting. Mon 3-3:50.
by PACE Managing Director Leah Reynolds.
Students examine the concept of voting from a
practical and theoretical sense and its impact
on the maintenance of the United States
democracy. The course addresses how to register
to vote in Maryland, the practicality of
absentee ballots, and more broadly, the voting
behavior of young adults in America.
The main focus is for
students to lead voter registration
drives, in an attempt to register all Salisbury
University students at their local address for
the 2012 elections.
Viability of Community Policing. Tues 11-11:50.
Taught by Dr. Haven Simmons (CMAT). Students
participate in ride-alongs with local law
enforcement in order to assess the relationships
between the community and the police.
B. Scholars may choose to satisfy this
requirement by taking a 3 or 4 credit course that has civic
engagement as its enhancement or that teaches civic engagement skills.
Courses on this list taken prior to participation in the Scholars
program will also be accepted if you have taken one of these courses
within the past year.
Credit Course List
C. Students may also choose to do an internship to
satisfy this requirement.
3. Scholars Group Community Service
All PCS will work on 1-2 community
service project that will be determined at the beginning of the semester.