USC 298: Introduction to Civic Engagement & Social Change


Course Overview

Introduction to Civic Engagement and Social Change is designed to give students a basic understanding of key concepts and frameworks of civic engagement. Students will critically examine university‐community relationships, power structures, and develop a civic action plan to inspire a more civically engaged society.

The class is one credit hour and will meet from 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. on Tuesdays in Fall of 2019

Course Materials

The course only has two required texts which both can be purchased for less than $30

You’re More Powerful than You Think: A citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen – Paperback $11.62 (Amazon Link)
Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development – $10-$15 (Amazon Link)

For any questions regarding the class, please email Brian Mathis at