Community Advocacy, Advanced Certificate

Students may begin this 12-credit certificate in the fall, spring or summer terms. The required courses and suggested enrollment sequence are as follows:

PPOL 6055Human Services Policy3
PPOL 6070Race Class & Gender in US Public Policy3
PPOL 6100Health, Aging and Social Policy3
PPOL 6035Advocacy in State & Community-level Government3
Total Credits12

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Recognize and analyze elements of community and institutional organizations
  • Recognize and analyze cultural, historical, and individual differences in human development
  • Recognize and analyze differences in power relations, and justice and ethical positions
  • Employ critical thinking skills in comparative social analysis
  • Apply policy reform concepts in a "service learning" environment