Youth and Civic Media

Youth and Civic Media

Course Number: EDUC X436

4 units

Discover how civic learning and participation has changed in the digital age. Learn about the range of civic and digital knowledge, skills, and literacies that are needed to navigate this new landscape. Develop the skills that support youth by enacting core participatory practices, such as:

  • researching issues of concern
  • determining the accuracy and credibility of information found online
  • engaging in dialogue, both on- and offline, with people who have multiple perspectives
  • creating and publishing media
  • circulating your perspective to a multitude of audiences
  • taking informed action

Civic media literacy resources from KQED Education, including videos, media production courses, and KQED Teach professional learning platform will support your learning. 

In addition, you will reflect on how traditional civic learning and media literacy learning experiences must adjust to attend to the complexities of the current political and digital environment, as well as explore the role that educators can play in doing this across content areas and grade levels. Finally, you will design a civic media project that you can implement in your own educational setting with your students. The course is designed to draw on cutting-edge scholarship, as well as practical application to enable students to explore 21st century civic education by learning in a 21st century format.

Available Sections

Starting Apr 1


Starting Apr 1

Course Fees

$545 Early Bird Discount ends on Mar 26
$595 after Mar 26


Erica Hodgin [ bio ]

close [x] Erica Hodgin, Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Associate Director, Civic Engagement Research Group, Graduate School of Education, UC Riverside, has spent the last six years researching and partnering with educators to integrate high-quality digital civic learning in schools. She helped design and develop a range of digital civic learning videos, curricula, and resources for educators, including the Teaching Channel's Deep Dive on Educating for Democracy, and the Digital Civics Toolkit. In addition to speaking about youth civic and political engagement in the digital age at a range of conferences, Dr. Hodgin has also facilitated professional development workshops, guided year-long professional learning communities, and taught teacher education classes on these topics.


Apr 1 - May 27, 2019


Online Course Moodle

Section Notes:



No Textbook Required.


Available Sections


Section No.: 183EDG005

Dates: Apr 1 - May 27, 2019

Instructor: Erica Hodgin

Textbook: No Textbook Required

Location: Online Course

close [x]

Submit Feedback

Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback about the UCR Extension website. Please be sure to include all relevant information to ensure that we can follow up with your request as soon as possible.

Add Supporting Files