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SOCY 5553 Advocacy in Public Systems (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will teach students to promote, organize, and drive action for a mission-driven cause. Critical components of advocacy strategy will be covered such as (1) identifying contemporary models of community organizing and organizer roles; (2) building working relationships with community organizations, coalitions, and boards; (3) drafting case statements, letters, and opinion editorials; (4) conducting legislative and/or administrative visits to practice advocating for their cause of choice; and (5) using media savvy to develop/enhance an online advocacy campaign. Students will apply knowledge and skills gained through reading, lecture, and case discussions to an applied advocacy assignment outside of the classroom.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Amy Sousa

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17