Civics Literacy Proficiency

Welcome to the Civics Literacy Proficiency homepage

The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities were created with the goal of adding to the educational experience of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a knowledgeable and engaged citizenry.

The activities and required test to establish Civics Literacy Proficiency will build and increase your civics knowledge.  

The Civics Literacy Proficiency will:

  • Increase your understanding of important contemporary political issues
  • Identify opportunities to grow your engagement in American politics
  • Expand your awareness of and options for civic participation

To register for the Civics Literacy Proficiency, please visit myPurdue.

These include completion of one of three possible options:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and passing the required exam; or
  • Completing 12 C-SPAN podcasts, and passing the required exam; or
  • Completing one of the following approved coursesand passing the required exam.

After registering for the Civics Literacy Proficiency, further details will be emailed to you on where to find the course within Brightspace.

Upon completion of the Civics Literacy Proficiency requirements, a notation will be placed on your transcript. 

The campus community is encouraged to submit their events with a focus on civics to the Civics Literacy Proficiency page in Boiler Link. To be listed as a Civics Literacy Proficiency event, the event must be designed to address one or more of these:

  • Increase understanding of important contemporary political issues
  • Grow student engagement in American politics
  • Expand awareness of processes and options for civic participation
  • Increase civics knowledge

Questions may be directed to CivicsLiteracyProficiency@purdue.edu

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