Community and Civic Engagement

Minor in Community and Civic Engagement

The community and civic engagement program (CCE) enables students to serve their communities and contribute to a broader society. It helps students apply classroom knowledge to the world around them. 

CCE faculty are personally committed to community and civic engagement and have designed classes that will provide context, skills, tools, and methods for understanding and addressing public issues. A minor in CCE is an interdisciplinary minor that offers each student an opportunity to complete at least one service-learning course, which places students in a community setting to put to use the knowledge they are learning in the classroom and to gain knowledge from community partners in a mutually beneficial relationship.

Whether your goal is to begin work immediately upon graduation or to pursue advanced study, the minor in community and civic engagement will provide you with experience and expertise that is not gained exclusively through reading texts and comprehending classroom lectures. The minor will call upon each student to reflect, evaluate, and act. It will encourage the development of leadership skills. Most importantly, it will connect students with other students and faculty who believe that engagement with the community in addressing public issues enriches one’s life and one’s understanding of the complexities of our global society.

A Community and Civic Engagement Minor requires:

  • 15 credit hours with a minimum of 9 credits at the 3000-level or higher.
  • 1 hour Capstone Course
  • At least one course from each of the four CCE categories: Context; Public Issue; Public Skills, Tools, & Methods; and Service Learning.
  • An additional course may be taken in any of the four categories.
  • Courses taken in fulfillment of the College Core or for other majors and minors WILL NOT be counted toward the Community and Civic Engagement minor.
  • A minimum of 2.5 GPA in the minor

For more information about Community and Civic Engagement

Community and Civic Engagement Program Website

  • Dr. Giovanna Summerfield, Associate Dean for Educational Affairs

  • 315A Tichenor Hall
  • (334) 844-4000

Community and Civic Engagement Minor in AU Bulletin

Community and Civic Engagement Minor 16 total semester hours in minor, including CCEN 3000 and an additional minimum 9 hours at 3000-level or above.

See advisor for course options and distribution requirements.

Students must have a minimum of 2.5 grade-point average in the minor to be given credit for completing the minor.


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Last Updated: June 21, 2016