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Combining Civic Engagement and Traditional Research: A Second Option
Unformatted Document Text:  expectations, thus not adding to an instructor’s burden. Finally, once colleagues are convinced of its suitability and usefulness for political science education, they may be more willing to count it as a normal part of the instructor’s workload and facilitate the hiring of an adjunct to teach other course(s). Applicability to International Relations As I argued in an earlier article (McCartney, 2006), most civic engagement courses are perceived as most relevant to, appropriate for, and workable as American government or state/local government courses. Thus this course presents an option for civic engagement that is generally not available to political science students who are more interested in broadening their understanding of the area of international relations. Further, this course combines civic engagement and international relations in a format that does not require study abroad or travel. Thus, it is open to a wider variety of students that are currently enrolled in the majority of colleges and universities. Most study abroad programs that offer a civic engagement option in a foreign community are available only to those with economic resources and/or personal circumstances that allow them to spend a significant amount of time away from their home institutions. This course requires neither leaving the home institution nor any additional expense. Finally, this course presents educators with another means to demonstrate to students and have students learn for themselves that politics does not stop at waters’ edge. They are required to delve into how issues beyond our borders impact local communities because rather just viewing an American impact on the world, this course design seeks to promote increased 8

Authors: McCartney, Alison.
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expectations, thus not adding to an instructor’s burden. Finally, once colleagues are convinced
of its suitability and usefulness for political science education, they may be more willing to count
it as a normal part of the instructor’s workload and facilitate the hiring of an adjunct to teach
other course(s).
Applicability to International Relations
As I argued in an earlier article (McCartney, 2006), most civic engagement courses are
perceived as most relevant to, appropriate for, and workable as American government or
state/local government courses. Thus this course presents an option for civic engagement that is
generally not available to political science students who are more interested in broadening their
understanding of the area of international relations.
Further, this course combines civic engagement and international relations in a format
that does not require study abroad or travel. Thus, it is open to a wider variety of students that
are currently enrolled in the majority of colleges and universities. Most study abroad programs
that offer a civic engagement option in a foreign community are available only to those with
economic resources and/or personal circumstances that allow them to spend a significant amount
of time away from their home institutions. This course requires neither leaving the home
institution nor any additional expense.
Finally, this course presents educators with another means to demonstrate to students and
have students learn for themselves that politics does not stop at waters’ edge. They are required
to delve into how issues beyond our borders impact local communities because rather just
viewing an American impact on the world, this course design seeks to promote increased
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