ES 523: Advocacy Clinic II

Synonym:

52095 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Abigail Abrash

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Wednesdays 1/16 - 3/5 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Wednesdays 3/26 - 5/7 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Areas: EAO – Required; CB, EE, Cert, RMC & IND – Elective
Required of and restricted to EAO students from December 4 – 14; open to all ES students after December 14.

This hands-on, project-based course offers participants the opportunity to engage in supervised practical fieldwork on behalf of actual 147clients148 – organizations at the local, state, national or international level working for environmental protection, corporate accountability, and social justice. Working in small group teams and 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 supervised experiential learning opportunity in the field with more group support, attention to theory, and supervision than an individual practicum placement usually allows. Course elements include focus on corporate campaign strategizing, project planning & management, research & lobbying skills, effective communication (e.g., media releases, briefing papers), and project evaluation.