Minor in Active Citizenship

The aim of this inter-disciplinary Minor is to develop students' capacities to be caring, connected and socially engaged contributors to their communities through practical engagement with industry partners, and critical reflection on personal, community and government responsibility for positive change.

Engaged citizenship is increasingly important in a world that is global, complex and connected. Knowledge and understanding of the ways citizens can actively participate in their local and national communities is crucial to societal wellbeing; equally important is informed awareness of what it means to be globally connected where the impacts of social, political and environmental challenges reverberate internationally. The health and sustainability of future societies depends on citizens who are well-informed, resilient and flexible, with skills that are adaptable to changing circumstances and needs.

To complete the minor, the following 4 units will be required:

Full details about this new Minor can be found in the UWA 2021 Handbook here.

For information about how to incorporate this Minor into your studies, please contact your Allocated Course Advice Office here. You can also email the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Academic Coordinator.