Citizenship and Civics (CIVICS) Course Description:
Length/Credits: 1 semester – 1 credit
Open to: Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Required Prerequisites: None
Citizenship and Civics is an overview of citizenship roles and responsibilities designed to help students become independent thinkers and conscientious citizens. This course deals with political trends and behavior which citizens consider to be relevant to the most pressing issues of the day. The course provides students with experiences that will develop attitudes of citizenship within a democratic society. Topics include: (1) the policymaking process, (2) public participation in policymaking, (3) citizenship rights 290 Indiana Department of Education High School Course Titles and Descriptions and responsibilities in a changing society, and (4) the relationship between modern society and government. Study of the local government should be a component of this course.
Counts as an elective for all diplomas.