Course Descriptions

HS 342B — Policy Advocacy, Protest, and Community Organizing

Provides students with an overview of the processes by which individuals and groups operating at the national, state, and local levels in the United States can effectively shape social policy. It will focus on two complementary sets of issues: 1) How knowledge is used to promote social justice, the barriers that face those who seek to use knowledge to change policy, and the kinds of strategies that have been and are likely to be effective in overcoming these barriers in the future, and 2) The strategies that advocacy organizations utilize in promoting policy changes that benefit different segments of society, especially those with relatively little economic or political power. Usually offered every year.
Larry Bailis