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Lived Civics, the Social Contract, and Public Life

Civics Initiative
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Liberal Studies, the Social Contract, and Lived Civics: Engaging Undergraduates across the Curriculum

DePaul's Civics Initiative is dedicated to grappling with the contentious and significant issues that lie at the heart of our contemporary civic culture and democratic life.

Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, the Civics Initiative invites a diverse community of teacher-scholars to imagine new ways to help students rigorously interrogate historical and contemporary political structures, acknowledge differences in their lived experiences, and practice the democratic skills of listening and deliberation that will allow us to build a path forward.

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