ES 518: Advocacy Clinic I

2009-08-31 -

Maximum Increased. 8/11/09 – Restriction Changed.

Synonym:

63857 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Abigail Abrash

Credits:

3

Seats:

11

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 9/3 - 12/10 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: EAO – Required; EE – Methods (Req Alt), CB, , Cert, IND & RMC – Elective
Required of Environmental Advocacy & Organizing students.
Do you want to take sustained, effective action on an issue you care about and achieve purposeful results? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop and hone your advocacy skills and to strengthen your effectiveness as an environmental leader and change agent? This course offers participants the opportunity to engage in supervised practical advocacy work on behalf of clinic clients – organizations at the local, state, national or international level working for environmental protection and sustainability, corporate accountability, democratic governance and social justice. Students will design, conduct and evaluate advocacy projects for actual organizations under the supervision of the instructor. The goal of the course is to provide students with a strong experiential learning opportunity in the field with group support, attention to theory, and supervision. Course elements include project planning & management, research &advocacy skills, effective professional communication and presentation skills, and project evaluation.