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Political Participation Exercises as a Means to Teach Civic Skills, Engage Students and Recruit Majors
Unformatted Document Text:  the CSULB students discovered a participation network. Finally, when asked if they were more likely to participate in the future as a result of the assignment, 63% of the PLNU and UCI students said yes. Furthermore, no students at PLNU or UCI felt that the experience was not valuable. These differences might be attributed to differences between the schools themselves or differences between the students. PLNU is a small, private, liberal arts university with small class sizes. CSULB and UCI are large, public universities with classes that are at least double the size of those at PLNU. In addition, two of the most significant differences between the students at the three schools are their racial and ethnic backgrounds and their socio-economic standings. CSULB is a much more diverse student body. On the other hand, all but 2 of the students at PLNU were white. At UCI, the overwhelming majority of students are evenly split between white or Asian descent. Although our study did not ask questions regarding income or social class, PLNU and UCI are both more expensive schools than CSULB and tend to have a student body of a higher socio-economic status. At all three schools, the majority of the respondents were between 18 and 23 years of age, although close to 25% of the respondents at CSULB were over 23. None were over 23 at PLNU and only a few were at UCI. Close to 60% of the respondents at all three schools were female, and most were juniors and seniors. Most of the respondents had a GPA of 3.0 to 3.9 as well. Conclusion This paper set out to address four research questions. The first was in regard to whether or not civic education was one of the roles of a political science professor. The literature and our own beliefs led us to answer in the affirmative. The American Political Science Association has 19

Authors: Lupo, Lindsey. and Griffin, Rebecca Brandy.
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the CSULB students discovered a participation network. Finally, when asked if they were more
likely to participate in the future as a result of the assignment, 63% of the PLNU and UCI
students said yes. Furthermore, no students at PLNU or UCI felt that the experience was not
valuable.
These differences might be attributed to differences between the schools themselves or
differences between the students. PLNU is a small, private, liberal arts university with small
class sizes. CSULB and UCI are large, public universities with classes that are at least double
the size of those at PLNU. In addition, two of the most significant differences between the
students at the three schools are their racial and ethnic backgrounds and their socio-economic
standings. CSULB is a much more diverse student body. On the other hand, all but 2 of the
students at PLNU were white. At UCI, the overwhelming majority of students are evenly split
between white or Asian descent. Although our study did not ask questions regarding income or
social class, PLNU and UCI are both more expensive schools than CSULB and tend to have a
student body of a higher socio-economic status. At all three schools, the majority of the
respondents were between 18 and 23 years of age, although close to 25% of the respondents at
CSULB were over 23. None were over 23 at PLNU and only a few were at UCI. Close to 60%
of the respondents at all three schools were female, and most were juniors and seniors. Most of
the respondents had a GPA of 3.0 to 3.9 as well.
Conclusion
This paper set out to address four research questions. The first was in regard to whether
or not civic education was one of the roles of a political science professor. The literature and our
own beliefs led us to answer in the affirmative. The American Political Science Association has
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