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Fall 2017
Sep 21, 2019
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PPOL 653 - Public Advocacy & Soc Change
This course examines the historic role nonprofit organizations have played in influencing public policy, building movements, organizing issue campaigns, and fostering civic engagement as well as the changing relationships nonprofits have had with government, business and the media.  It looks at many of the current policy and advocacy initiatives in fields such as, the environment, poverty, civil rights, consumerism, health, tax/budget issues, and government reform.  The course also provides an overview of the diverse strategies being used by nonprofit organizations to carry out their mission, such as organizing, legal services and litigation, research, voter education, lobbying, policy formulation, public education, and coalition building.  Class involves a mix of guest speakers, student engagement, and faculty lecture. A small, informal reception will follow each class to give students an opportunity to interact with outstanding guest speakers.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Policy Management
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Public Policy

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