Certificate in Civic Leadership
Program Learning Outcomes for the Certificate in Civic Leadership
Upon completing the Certificate in Civic Leadership, students will be able to:
- Integrate academic and experiential knowledge in new settings and be able to identify, frame, and analyze issues.
- Address real world issues through interaction and collaboration with diverse community partners.
- Communicate with and present their work effectively to a range of audiences both within and beyond the academic community.
- Identify and express their individual values and goals and be able to act on them.
- Demonstrate motivation to make a positive impact on society.
Requirements for the Certificate in Civic Leadership
Students pursuing the Certificate in Civic Leadership must complete:
- A minimum of 4 courses (12 credit hours) to satisfy certificate requirements.
- A minimum of 1 Experiential Learning Immersion Program.
- A minimum of 1 Experiential Learning Action Program.
- A Civic Leadership Portfolio.
- A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in certificate requirements.
- All required coursework associated with the student’s corresponding degree program.
This certificate is not a freestanding degree program; in addition to fulfilling the certificate requirements outlined below, candidates will be required to complete successfully the degree program to which they have been admitted in order to receive this certificate. Upon completion, the certificate is awarded at the same time as the conferral of the student’s Rice degree, along with a formal notation on their academic transcript.
The courses listed below satisfy the requirements for this certificate. In certain instances, courses not on this official list may be substituted upon approval of the certificate’s academic advisor (or official certifier). Students and their academic advisors should identify and clearly document the courses to be taken.
|Total Credit Hours Required for the Certificate in Civic Leadership||12|
|Select at least 1 course (minimum of 3 credit hours) from the Leadership Electives course list below||3|
|Select at least 1 course (minimum of 3 credit hours) from the Social Issues Electives course list below||3|
|Required Experiential Learning Programs|
|Select 1 Immersion Program from the following:|
Beyond the Sallyport
Alternative Spring Break Participant
Group International Service Project Participant
|Select 1 Action Program from the following:|
Urban Immersion Coordinator
Alternative Spring Break Site Leader
Group International Service Project Site Leader
Houston Action Research Team (HART)
Leadership Rice Summer Mentorship Experience
Houston Internship Program
|Civic Leadership Portfolio 1|
|UNIV 402||CIVIC LEADERSHIP CAPSTONE I||3|
|UNIV 403||CIVIC LEADERSHIP CAPSTONE II||3|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Footnotes and Additional Information
Portfolio must be submitted by the last day of the semester in which the student completes UNIV 403. The Portfolio must include work samples completed for the certificate and a reflection essay that addresses how these experiences contributed to civic leadership development.
Students must complete at least 1 course (minimum of 3 credit hours) from the following:
|BUSI 310||LEADING PEOPLE IN ORGANIZATIONS||3|
|ENGI 140||ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT||2|
|ENGI 315||LEADING TEAMS AND INNOVATION||3|
|ENGI 320 / CEVE 320||ETHICS AND ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP||3|
|FWIS 175||ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP||3|
|LEAD 102||INTRODUCTION TO CIVIC LEADERSHIP||3|
|LEAD 301 / HUMA 312||HISTORICAL AND INTELLECTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP||3|
|LEAD 309||LEADERSHIP: THEORY TO PRACTICE||3|
|LEAD 311||LEADERSHIP AND CREATIVITY||1|
|LEAD 313||ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP||2|
|LEAD 321||LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION||3|
|LEAD 325||APPLIED LEADERSHIP: POWER; INFLUENCE, AND PERSUASION||3|
|LEAD 330||LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION||1|
|LEAD 335||CRISIS LEADERSHIP||1|
|LEAD 340||PHILANTHROPY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE||3|
|LEAD 545 / ENGI 545||STRATEGIC THINKING FOR COMPLEX PROBLEM SOLVING||3|
|NAVA 203||LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT I||3|
Social Issues Electives
Students must complete at least 1 course (minimum of 3 credit hours) from the following:
|ANTH 332 / ENST 332||THE SOCIAL LIFE OF CLEAN ENERGY||3|
|ANTH 358||THE FOURTH WORLD: ISSUES OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE||3|
|ARCH 313 / ENST 313||CASE STUDIES IN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN||3|
|ARCH 455||HOUSING AND URBAN PROGRAMS: ISSUES IN POLICY||3|
|ASIA 387 / ANTH 387||ASIAN AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITIES||3|
|CEVE 302 / ENGI 302||SUSTAINABLE DESIGN||3|
|CEVE 307 / ENST 307 / ESCI 307||ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT||3|
|CHBE 281 / ENST 281||ENGINEERING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES||3|
|EBIO 204 / ENST 204||ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: THE DESIGN & PRACTICE OF COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE||1|
|ECON 432||POLITICAL ECONOMY||3|
|ECON 450||ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT||3|
|ECON 460||ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT||3|
|ECON 462||ECONOMICS OF HUMAN CAPITAL||4|
|ECON 479||ECONOMIC MODELING AND PUBLIC POLICY||3|
|ECON 480 / ENST 480||ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS||3|
|ECON 481||HEALTH ECONOMICS||3|
|EDUC 335||URBAN EDUCATION: ISSUES, POLICY, AND PRACTICE||3|
|EDUC 350||EDUCATION POLICY: FROM LEGISLATURES TO CLASSROOMS||3|
|ELEC 419 / BIOE 419||INNOVATION LAB FOR MOBILE HEALTH||3|
|ENGL 278||MEDICINE IN THE AGE OF NETWORKED INTELLIGENCE||3|
|ENGL 367 / SWGS 367||LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE US-MEXICO BORDERLANDS||3|
|GLHT 201||INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH||3|
|HEAL 360||VIOLENCE IN AMERICA: A PUBLIC HEALTH PERSPECTIVE||3|
|HEAL 460||PLANNING AND EVALUATION OF HEALTH PROMOTION AND EDUCATION||3|
|HIST 268||MODERN SLAVERY||3|
|HIST 328||POVERTY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN LATIN AMERICA||3|
|HIST 421||RACE, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY IN THE URBAN SOUTH||3|
|HUMA 202 / ENST 202||CULTURE, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT: AN INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY HUMANITIES||3|
|HUMA 320||FROM PHYSICS LABS TO OIL FUTURES: SOCIAL STUDIES OF ENERGY||3|
|LASR 375 / SWGS 375||LATINA AND AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S ACTIVISM IN THE URBAN METROPOLIS||3|
|LASR 376 / SWGS 376||CHICANA AND LATINA EXPERIENCE THRU FILM||3|
|PHIL 315||ETHICS, MEDICINE, AND PUBLIC POLICY||3|
|POLI 315||ELECTIONS AND VOTING BEHAVIOR||3|
|POLI 320 / RELI 320||THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE||2|
|POLI 362||COMPARATIVE URBAN POLITICS AND POLICY||3|
|PSYC 341||HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION||3|
|PSYC 345||HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|PSYC 435||POLLUTION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT||3|
|SOCI 301||SOCIAL INEQUALITY||3|
|SOCI 306 / SWGS 324||SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER||3|
|SOCI 308||HOUSTON: THE SOCIOLOGY OF A CITY||3|
|SOCI 314||SCIENCE AT RISK? OUT OF THE LAB AND INTO PUBLIC SPHERE||3|
|SOCI 340||SOCIOLOGY OF IMMIGRATION||3|
|SOCI 343||RACE, SOCIETY AND POPULATION CHANGE||3|
|SOSC 330||HEALTH CARE REFORM IN THE 50 STATES||3|
Policies for the Certificate in Civic Leadership
Upon completion of the Required Electives and Experiential Learning Programs, students with a minimum overall GPA of 3.3 or higher may apply in the spring of their sophomore or junior year for admittance to the Certificate in Civic Leadership.
To apply, students must submit the following:
- A transcript demonstrating successful completion of required electives and eligible minimum GPA of 3.3.
- Curriculum Choice Statement
- 3 Supplemental Questions (complete instructions are available at https://ccl.rice.edu/students/students-subpage/steps-to-complete-certificate/).
Only students who propose a feasible project and demonstrate a coherent path of preparation will be admitted to the certificate program.
Program Restrictions and Exclusions
Students pursuing the Certificate in Civic Leadership should be aware of the following program restriction:
- As noted in Majors, Minors, and Certificates, "Students may declare their intent to pursue a university certificate only after they have first declared a major."
For Rice University’s policy regarding transfer credit, see Transfer Credit. Some departments and programs have additional restrictions on transfer credit. The Office of Academic Advising maintains the university’s official list of transfer credit advisors on their website: http://oaa.rice.edu. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic program’s transfer credit advisor when considering transfer credit possibilities.
Program Transfer Credit Guidelines
Students pursuing the Certificate in Civic Leadership should be aware of the following program-specific transfer credit guidelines:
Request for transfer credit will be considered by the program director (and/or the program’s official transfer credit advisor) on an individual case-by-case basis.
For additional information, please see the Center for Civic Leadership website: http://ccl.rice.edu/.
Opportunities for the Certificate in Civic Leadership
The university recognizes academic excellence achieved over an undergraduate’s academic history at Rice. For information on university honors, please see Latin Honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude) and Distinction in Research and Creative Work. Some departments have department-specific Honors awards or designations.
For additional information, please see the Center for Civic Leadership website: https://ccl.rice.edu/