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UA professor is testing a civics course that will be required in Arizona universities

In 2015, Arizona became the first state to require students to pass a civics test before they can graduate high school. It’s a trend that’s been copied in other states since.

Now, the Arizona Board of Regents is putting a similar program in place in Arizona’s universities.

It’s called the “American Institutions” requirement, a civics curriculum that will build on what students are taught in high school.

Suzanne Dovi is the person in charge of shaping that program at the University of Arizona. She’s a professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at UA.

Dovi is in the pilot stages of the program now, testing out a civics course for her students this semester. The Show talked with her about it.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.