An introduction to the challenges of contemporary citizenship, the course teaches
students the basic skills of action research. Students work in teams on projects with
community partners. Students learn to conduct stakeholder analyses, locate communities
in the context of power and social capital, complete “best practice” studies, and
create and implement action plans. Sophomore standing recommended.Offered each spring.
Students select one of the three concentrations.
Pre-law education should be understood as requiring a broad training in reading, writing,
and reasoning on a variety of public interested topics. Majors like English, history,
economics, philosophy, sociology, and political science are all typical “pre-law”
majors and the law schools at places like Harvard and Yale frequently take students
from art, chemistry, mathematics, religion, and indeed all liberal arts majors. The
advocacy minor with a pre-law concentration is thus a natural pair with any liberal