2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Advocacy and Social Change

Spring quarter

Faculty: Doreen Swetkis public and nonprofit administration, public policy, urban studies

Spring: CRN (Credit) Level 30342 (4 GR)  

Credits: 4(S)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Evening


How does one fulfill Gandhi's charge of becoming "the change you wish to see in the world"?  What knowledge and skills do you need to be an effective advocate?  This class will address these concerns through readings, interactions with successful advocates, and havi9ng students build a detailed advocacy strategy.  An ethical, effective advocate acknowledges his or her own motivations and unique view of the world, distinguishes between persuasion and manipulation, and between education and advocacy.  These concepts as well as other concepts that are used in the lexicon of "social change" will be explored.

Books for this class:

Moyer, Bill.  2001.  Doing Democracy:  The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements.  New Society Publishers.  Paperback.  ISBN:  978-0-86571-418-2

 INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence.  2007.  The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex.  Paperback.  ISBN: 0-89608-766-2

 Jeffrey Reiman & Paul Leighton. 2009.  The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice.   Allyn & Bacon.  Paperback. ISBN 020568842X

 Bobo, K., Kendall, J., Max, S. Organizing for Social Change:  Midwest Academy Manual for Activists. 4th Edition. Forum Press.  Paperback.  ISBN:  978-09842752-1-2



Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Wed

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com