ICS 55
Civic Leadership for Community Empowerment

Course Description

Introduction to intercultural studies through principles of civic leadership. Explores community empowerment as idea and practice in areas of public service, non-profit work, and electoral politics. Examines political economy of community development through historical study of disenfranchised ethnic, racial, and immigrant groups in the U.S. such as Asian Americans and Latinos, the two largest ethnic and racial minority populations in Silicon Valley. Analyzes contemporary social issues through local examples in Silicon Valley. Engages students in community-focused problem solving, personal reflection, and interpersonal and organizational leadership development.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
01137 ICS 55 61 ···R··· 06:00 PM-09:50 PM Michael Chang MLC111

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2019-01-07 to 2019-03-29.

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or ESL 5.
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