ES 523: Advocacy Clinic II

Synonym:

66636 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Abigail Abrash

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Spring 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 1/22 - 5/7 (8:00AM-10:59AM)

Description:

Competency Areas: EAO – Required; EE – EE Methods
Required Alternate, CB, Cert, IND & RMC – Elective Restricted to ES students from December 8 ? 16; open to all students on December 17.

This course offers participants the opportunity to build leadership and advocacy skills through supervised, applied project 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. Working in small group teams or individually, students will choose, design, conduct and evaluate advocacy projects from a wide variety of client proposal requests. 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. This course has a special focus on message framing, legislative advocacy and corporate research and campaigning.