Social Advocacy
0.5 Credit

This course explores the ways in which advocacy and civil society groups (non-governmental organizations, social movements, interest and community-based associations, lobbying firms, and pressure groups) seek to influence politics and the political system. The course will study the impact of non governmental actors on domestic and/or global politics, and in relation to public policy processes. Students will learn advocacy skills (oral and written communication, media relations and research skills), interact with practitioners, and design their own advocacy project, strategy or campaign.