Outside-In Political Science: Implementing Community-Engaged Pedagogy across the Political Science Major
By Nermin Allam, Janice Gallagher, Mara Sidney and Jyl Josephson, Rutgers University–Newark
As political science rethinks the undergraduate major for the twenty-first century, it is important to renew the civic-engagement aspects of the discipline, including new ways to approach service learning, internships, and other civically engaged pedagogies. We developed a model of civically engaged pedagogy that furthers the goals of the discipline and of Rutgers University–Newark to deepen our relationships with community organizations and provide students with hands-on learning experiences in courses across the subfields of the discipline. This article discusses our approach.