Are you passionate about current events and interested in engaging with others to share your ideas and viewpoints? In this 1-credit co-curricular course, students will experience and learn the fundamentals of what it means to be an engaged citizen through the exploration of a number of contemporary hot topics. As a foundation, students will be grounded in the value, process, and art of civil discourse. The culminating co-curricular project will involve the hosting of a series of focused dialogues that address current issues facing society (e.g., immigration, climate change, race, obesity, education inequality, health care reform, terrorism, polarized congress, etc.). Students will work together to plan and facilitate the dialogues, conduct research on the topics, and provide relevant information to participants.