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The following books are sources for articles and readings related to civic responsibility:

Barnett, Lynn. (1996). Service learning: why community colleges? New Directions for commuunity colleges, 93, 7-15.

Gottlieb, K. & Robinson, G. (2006). A practical guide for integrating civic responsibility  into the curriculum.  (2nd ed.) Washington, DC: Community College Press.

Prentice, Mary. (2011). Civic engagement among community college students through service learning. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, (35)11, 842-854 doi: 10.1080/10668920802205014

Zlotkowski, E. (Ed.). (2002). Service-Learning and the First-Year Experience: Preparing Students for Personal Success and Civic Responsibility (Monograph No. 34). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.


The following is a list of films that faculty might show their students to promote discussion and reflection about civic responsibility:

A Civil Action
American History X
Dead Man Walking
El Norte
Erin Brockovich
Hoop Dreams
Malcom X
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Norma Rae
Pay It Forward
Roger and Me
Schindler's List
Stand and Deliver
The Fisher King
The Hurricane
The Milangro Beanfield War
The Women of Brewster Place
To Kill a Mockingbird
Twelve Angry Men
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