This course will expose students to the various advocacy methods on the climate issue. The course will include readings, class discussion, group projects, and hands-on advocacy efforts (e.g., lobbying, organizing events, social media, public education). Students will select a particular climate campaign or organization to do advocacy with. The class will address key issues within the climate movement such as environmental justice; confronting racism; the roles of direct actions, lobbying and litigation; rights of Indigenous people; public power; carbon pricing/polluter penalty; a Just Transition, and regenerative agriculture. It will address the role of the various governmental decision-makers and how one impacts the process.
Students will learn advocacy skills as well as the basics of climate change.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
M 3:40PM -5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: All courses , Updates , Advancement of Public Action , Fully In-Person