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Citizenship Class

Objective: To provide learners with comprehensive knowledge about the rights and responsibilities of citizens, the functioning of the government, and prepare students for the citizenship exam and the Naturalization interview. Students will learn to understand the N400 Form and their rights and responsibilities as a U.S. Citizen.  

 Introduction to Citizenship

  • Defining citizenship and its significance
  • Historical perspectives on citizenship
  • Rights and responsibilities of citizens

The Constitution and Bill of Rights

  • Overview of the Constitution
  • Understanding the Bill of Rights
  • How constitutional amendments have shaped citizenship

 Structure and Function of Government

  • Understanding the branches of government
  • Federal, state, and local government roles
  • How laws are made and enforced

The Electoral Process and Voting

  • Understanding the electoral system
  • Importance of voting in a democracy
  • Voter registration and election participation

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

  • Distinction between civil liberties and civil rights
  • Key civil rights movements and legislation
  • Current issues in civil rights and liberties

 The Judiciary and Legal System

  • Structure and role of the judiciary
  • Understanding the court system
  • Significant Supreme Court cases

Public Policy and Administration

  • How public policies are developed and implemented
  • Role of government in welfare, education, and health
  • Impact of public policies on society

Global Citizenship

  • Citizenship in a global context
  • International law and human rights
  • The role of international organizations

 Review and Assessment

  • Review of key course concepts
  • Discussion and reflection on citizenship
  • Assessment to gauge understanding

Target Audience: This course is designed for new citizens, students, or anyone interested in understanding the rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
  • Knowledge of how government operates at different levels.
  • Awareness of the importance of civic engagement and participation.
  • Insight into the evolving nature of citizenship in a globalized world.

Course Information: Class are held Monday - Thursday   

Morning Session: 9:00 am - 12:00pm

Noon Session: 1:15 - 2:15pm 

Evening Session: 5:30pm - 8pm