Advocacy and Social Change

Spring 2015 quarter

Taught by

Indigenous studies, Tribal sovereignty and self-government, constitutional legal history and public policy in the US, Canada and New Zealand

Advocacy for Social Change is a process that can take many different forms.  This course will examine the different processes, with a focus on the major forms it takes.  This includes an overview of advocacy generally, the use of media in advocacy, the role of legal advocacy, influencing policy makers, a look at specific social movements, and community based advocacy.  The class will be participatory, including the use of workshops, film, seminar and guest speakers.  The major areas drawn from for illustrative purposes are Indigenous movements. public health and environmental advocacy.


Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: Tues, 6-10p


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Spring)

Class standing: Graduate

Maximum enrollment: 20


Course Reference Number

(4 GR credits): 30251

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