Washington Center

Political Advocacy and Public Opinion in a Digital Age

Credits: 
4
Instructor: 
Term or Semester: 
Day and Time: 
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Semester Dates: 
January 11 to April 19, 2018
Campus: 
UCDC
Category: 
Semester Elective
Description: 

This course is for the bold and the brave, for the student who wants to examine effective communication methods that influence public opinion and public policy in today’s political environment and experientially test those methods. Students will leave this class smarter on how Congress works in a digital age and on theories of political representation, advocacy, legislative behavior, and the American voter. Additionally, students will learn strategies and tips from guest speakers and experts on Capitol Hill as well as those attempting to influence Capitol Hill; the applied component of the course will inevitably build public speaking and leadership skills aimed at influencing public policy. 

 

Draft Syllabus

Course ID: 
UCDCSEM6S18