Engaged citizenship can be expressed in numerous ways. For some, social movements and political activism are signs of progress, while for others; they are signs of unwanted change and a declining society. Examples of social movements include concerns of global warming and climate change, protection of 2nd Amendment rights and one’s right to life, Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, immigration and refugee issues, religious rights, and LGBTQ rights. For this assignment, use the ideas explored in this course to discuss what you think American society in the United States will look like in 20 years. Will future generations be engaged citizens? Think about issues such as rights, equality, responsibility, and individual behavior. Express your optimism or pessimism about this nation’s future.
Each Assignment requires:
- a thesis statement,
- an APA style bibliography,
- use of APA style in-line citations, and
- adherence to the 3+1 Rule.
The 3+1 Rule requires students to use a minimum of three assigned readings from the current week and one from a previous week. This rule encourages students to review and connect the assigned readings from week to week.
- Hyperdemocracy, Hugh Heclo, The Wilson Quarterly
- Individualism and the Crisis of Civic Membership, Robert Bellah, et al, Religion Online
- The Responsibilities of Citizenship, PEW Research Center
- Is Radical Individualism Destroying Our Moral Compass?, Michael Mascolo Ph.D., 2016
- Where Does Morality Come From? | Moral Foundations Theory, Jonathan Haidt, Adam Friended, 2017
- On the Nature of Citizenship, Andrew Oldenquist, Educational Leadership
- What Makes Us Moral, Jeffrey Kluger, Tiffany Sharples, Alexandra Silver, Time Magazine, 2007
- How We Learned to Put our Fate in One Another’s Hands, Michael Tomasello, Scientific American, 2018