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Fulfilling Requirements – Civic Responsibilities

There are four civic responsibilities:

  • Community Engagement
  • Gender
  • Global
  • Race & Ethnicity

A Liberal Learning course may have no civic responsibility designation or it may have one, two, or rarely, three civic responsibility designations.  A single course can satisfy at most two civic responsibilities; for courses with three civic responsibilities, the student will need to let Records and Registration which two they would like to count.

Community Engagement

First-Year Community Engaged Learning (FYCEL) is a graduation requirement that brings the College’s values to life, and introduces students to the culture of the campus and community. All first-year students complete the FYCEL graduation requirement within their first year at TCNJ through the non-credit course IDS 103, which is facilitated by a TCNJ staff or faculty member. IDS 103 is a two-week course, consisting of two 80-minute education class sessions, one half day of service, and one 80-minute reflection class session. This model provides the students with an introduction to what community engaged learning is and some context for them going into their service experience. The final session of the course allows students to reflect on their service experience to deepen awareness of social issues and to cultivate an interest in continuing to serve communities.