Advocacy Course Plans

Core course:

PSCI 202: Engagement and the City (required)

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 arts major.

Capstone: BUS 349 Seminar in Management: Trial Class (required)



Nonprofit Management

Capstone:  PSCI/SOC 395 Action Research Seminar  (required)



Public Administration

Drains to Rivers" sewer stencil photo that we used when working with the city of Bloomington Public Works Department.
"Drains to Rivers" sewer stencil that is used when working with the city of Bloomington Public Works Department.

Capstone: PSCI 396 City Internship  (required)



Other common electives