Why Civic Innovation at E&H?

Unique Degree.  Unique Opportunities.

Students in CVIN 250, Appalachia, learn about the lasting impacts of the Industrial Revolution. Students in CVIN 250, Appalachia, learn about the lasting impacts of the Industrial Revolution.As a central part of the curriculum in Civic Innovation, students are actively solving community-identified problems and achieving outcomes for people and places.  In collaboration with their advisor, students chart a course of study that provides skills that they can apply in the public and private sectors or in post-graduate study.  Throughout the curriculum, students build and maintain a results portfolio, presenting this at points in their study, culminating in the senior capstone presentation.  

Challenging service placements and opportunities to attend regional and national conferences and workshops enhance the program. Additionally, students majoring in Civic Innovation are often called upon to give leadership in a number of service activities on campus and in the surrounding communities.

Major and minor areas which relate well to the Civic Innovation program are psychology, sociology, political science, religion, environmental studies, economics, Spanish, history, and mass communications

World of Work

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title"/><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop skills in leadership, communication, project management, problem-solving, research, and program innovation.</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build a results eportfolio that showcases your work and documents your growth as a professional.</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Project-based learning builds professional contacts and skills while working on-site with external businesses and nonprofit organizations.</span></li></ul></div>

Engaging Classes

Our classes help students connect their personal experiences with what they’re learning in the classroom. 

Civic Innovation courses ask hard questions and require students to dig deep. Civic Innovation courses ask hard questions and require students to dig deep.

Handcraft this Major

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title"/><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop skills in leadership, communication, project management, problem-solving, research, and program innovation.</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build a results eportfolio that showcases your work and documents your growth as a professional.</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Project-based learning builds professional contacts and skills while working on-site with external businesses and nonprofit organizations.</span></li></ul></div>

Engaging Students

In the Civic Innovation Major, we understand students as experts; they each have great things to contribute. 

Brittan and Lauren share personal stories during a class Story Exchange. Brittan and Lauren share personal stories during a class Story Exchange.