May 18, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

INTR 493 - Civic Agency Project I

Credits: (3)
The Civic Agency Project (CAP) is an undergraduate think tank that focuses on problems of civic engagement and democratic leadership.  Based at the Roy R. Charles Center for Academic Excellence at the College of William & Mary, CAP is designed to bridge the gap between academic learning and civic engagement.  The project educates students in multi-disciplinary approaches to democratic engagement that are centered in the liberal arts, while emphasizing the leadership virtues of compassion, intellectual openness, self-awareness, public-mindedness, and personal integrity.  It combines both experiential and curricular opportunities designed to facilitate the creation of projects that will uncover, explore, and act on the problems of contemporary democratic life.  Finally, it offers students opportunities to connect with civically engaged scholars, expert mentors, and a strong, supportive community of their peers.

CAP fellows will identify key issues related to civic engagement and will develop projects designed with the goal of reinvigorating our democratic virtues, practices, and institutions.  Undergraduate fellows will have the opportunity to present their projects to the William & Mary community at an end-of-the-year symposium.