UTNS
5203

Policy & Advocacy

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Policy & Advocacy
Fall 2022
Taught By: Bryna Mary Sanger
Section: A

CRN: 14535

Credits: 3

Advocates are change agents, and policy advocacy is a means toward social change. Most policy advocacy is undertaken by nonprofits and other nongovernmental actors and organizations seeking to change the policies and practices of government to promote particular values and policies. Policy advocacy may be practiced by social welfare providers, arts organizations, environmental groups, civil rights groups, public health advocates and many more who hold values and interests that they hope to promote through the appeal to change government policy and structure. While the ambitions of these diverse groups may differ, and the strategies they undertake are often contextual, successful policy advocacy for change usually has common characteristics and successful advocates rely on a set of common skills. This is the case whether the ambitions for change are sought at the national or local levels. This course is an effort to explore how policy advocacy is successfully practiced for purposes of social change. We will explore a variety of policy areas through scholarship, historical analysis, case studies and the literature of advocacy organizations to explore the elements of successful policy analysis, movement building around policy change, and the strategies and tactics for seeking policy goals that aim to engage, inform and influence other advocates, decisionmakers, policy implementers and the public. The semesters project is for each student to design an advocacy campaign to advance an issue for a client (public or nonprofit organization) of their choice. Advocates in a variety of fields will share their experiences with the class over the course of the semester.

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:00pm EST 1/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Fanton Hall 72 5th
Room: 713
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022