Why Choose Advocacy?

If you are interested in working to represent others that are less fortunate and that do not have a voice, you might want to consider this concentration. Advocacy creates an environment for change to improve the lives of those less fortunate. As an advocate you can work in non-profit organizations as they are often powerful tools for public policy. They speak out in order to influence public perception and government action. Advocates in nonprofits work with city, state, and federal government to ensure appropriate funding and to craft legislation.

PLSC 585 (3cr) - Seminar in International Relations
An examination of the study and practice of international relations, including the roles played by nation states, international organizations, international law, power, moralityglobalization and terrorism. Special emphasis will be placed on altrnative theories and models that have been employed in the study and practice of international relations from classical antiquitity to the present.

PREL 510 (2cr) - Advancement and Communication
Developing communication skills necessary to the non-profit arena, including working with volunteers, promoting and positioning various service organizations. Communication with relevant publics.

SOCI 515 (3cr) - Racial and Ethnic Relations
A study of the distinctive racial and cultural minorities in American society with an emphasis on problems and adjustments within the larger society.

CIDS 560 (3cr) - Political Economy of Development
Overview of the political economy of developing countries and the complex interplay of international system, international economic and political economy factors that influence development initiatives and outcomes. Discuss the relation of globalization, trade, aid, and international economic and development institutions on development activity. Specific topics include development and economic policy, civil society, alternative development models, democracy, authoritarianism, sustainable development and gender.

CIDS 580 (1-2cr) - Organizational & Community Leadership
Focus on leadership theories and strategies. Students develop the capacity to apply these theories and strategies adaptively in leadership situations within organizational and community context. Students explore how leadership styles, communication, planning, organizing, decision making, and marketing impact organizational and community change.