Civics literacy is defined as:
The knowledge and skills to participate effectively in civic life through knowing how to stay informed, understanding governmental processes, and knowing how to exercise the rights and obligations of citizenship at local, state, national, and global levels. Individuals also have an understanding of the local and global implications of civic decisions. (Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009; Morgan, 2016)
In June 2021, the Purdue University Board of Trustees adopted a civics literacy graduation requirement for undergraduates, including all transfer students. This requirement applies to all undergraduate students who enter Purdue University Fort Wayne in Fall 2022 or any subsequent semester.
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop the civic knowledge of PFW students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry. These activities will:
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are accessed via Brightspace. Here is the link for the PFW Civics Literacy page.
This library guide is meant to act as a supplemental resource for the program. It includes a brief overview of the requirements along with library resources that complement the program and enhance civics literacy education.