OLS 136 Citizenship • 2 Cr.


Examine and debate core democratic values, compare and contrast the organization of governments of multiple countries, examine and observe laws and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, analyze the multiple histories, cultures, perspectives, contributions and/or struggles of various peoples, with focus on people with disabilities. Structured to accommodate special needs learners. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program. Course is graded Credit/No Credit.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe how foundational U.S. documents guide our government and citizenshi
  • Discuss current cultural and environmental issues that affect the point of view of a citizen
  • Explain the general process of how laws are made and enforced
  • Discuss how the voting process contributes to the greater community
  • Explain the evolution of the Rights of U.S. Citizens (e.g. religion, race and color of skin, gender, and disabilities)
  • Create and present a team project that connects freedom for all and freedom in one's personal life
  • Plan and complete a short field experience giving back to the community as an act of citizenship
  • Present opinion on a relevant community issue within the student's immediate community