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POL 200A Topic: Empowerment

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning Component.

Course Description: This class will explore the notion of empowerment to create democratic involvement through a combination of in-class workshops, readings and "real world" community-based work. Students will undertake group and individual grassroots mobilization work and coalition-building on an actual issue-based empowerment campaign that will seek to influence local policy. An interest in policy, community-building, government and/or improving civic life is strongly recommended for individuals wishing to enroll to this course. Students will conduct community-based work with staff from outside organizations.


3 credits