Civic Education

Civic duty is woven into our curriculum

In our general education Integrated Studies program, seniors take a course on citizenship, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding important social issues. Students are then called upon to address those issues variously as citizens of community, nation and world. Individual and group projects may involve papers, social or political policy proposals, development of and participation in service projects, or experiential learning projects.

Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitution Convention in Philadelphia signed the United States Constitution. Each year, on or near that date, U.S. educational institutions celebrate that day. At Monmouth, the Department of Political Science regularly sponsors the commemoration. 

Voter education on campus

We are committed to preparing students for citizenship and for the difficult task of exploring contradictory principles that exist in democracy, pluralism, equality and freedom by: Every fall we give our students the opportunity to register to vote. Every vote counts and every ... Every fall we give our students the opportunity to register to vote. Every vote counts and every vote matters.

  • providing resources to our community about how to register to vote;
  • ensuring that everyone in our college community has access to voting; and
  • providing nonpartisan information to our broader community on the issues and candidates in upcoming elections.

For more information, contact professors Andre Audette, Michael Nelson or Lori Waters.