Connected Courses

Students in LEXengaged will take a three hour course in the fall and a one hour course in the spring semester. The fall course will count toward a UK Core requirement.

Fall 2017 class






UKC 181-001

Rosie Moosnick



Patterson Hall - 
Room 218




Social Justice & Civic Engagement:  UKC 181-001

Patterson Hall (PAHA) Room 218


Credit Hours:  3

This course introduces students to ideas, concepts and notions of civic engagement as a democratic ideal.  It is designed for residents of LexEngaged residential living learning community.  Students will consider the opportunities and obstacles which enhance and impede engagement, attentive to past and present unequal access to democratic participation.  Equipped with a conceptual frame for thinking about what it means to be an engaged citizen, mindful of imbalanced access to democratic participation, students will be challenged to assess their own prospects for being active citizens.  Students, therefore, will ponder civic engagement abstractly, but also through their experiences as members of a classroom, campus, and city.  Civic engagement will be applied to day-to-day lives.  Through course readings, discussions, guest speakers, and off-campus tours, students will obtain a fundamental understanding of the larger community in which they live—Lexington.  In grasping the multi-faceted character of Lexington, students should leave LexEngaged able to encounter any American city as an engaged community member.  

The course satisfies the Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA requirement of the UK Core General Education curriculum.  Specifically, this course will help promote understanding of the historical, societal, and cultural differences, such as those arising from race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, language, nationality, religion, political and ethical perspectives, and socioeconomic class; engage students in grappling with conflicts, compromises, and /or ethical dilemmas stemming from the complex and diverse cultural contexts of US communities; and foster effective and responsible participation in a diverse community or society in the United States. 



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