Climate Change and Advocacy (APA2187.01)

Mark Dunlea

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.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn advocacy skills as well as the basics of climate change.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M 3:40PM -5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency: One time only

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