MAPL 668

Topics in Advocacy

4 Graduate credits
Effective January 12, 2015 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

MAPL 668 is an elective course in the Master of Advocacy and Political Leadership (MAPL) Program. This course will provide students with in-depth insight into timely political advocacy issues of the day. Students will become proficient in the context, the arguments, and the specific techniques used to advocate for and against these specific issues.

Learning outcomes


  • Understand the context surrounding a timely issue of the day, be that immigration or identity politics.
  • Understand and articulate the issues and arguments advanced by those involved in the timely issue of the day
  • Understand, delineate, and critique the advocacy strategies used by those working to promote their issues and arguments.

Spring 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Topics in Advocacy: Writing for Advocacy Bowman, Emily A. Ramirez, Maureen Hysing, Melissa Books Course details
02 Topics in Advocacy: Negotiations and Conflict Resolution Ness, Patrick McCarthy Cooper, Scott S Books Course details

Summer 2020

Section Title Instructor
50 Topics in Fundraising for Nonprofits and Campaigns Heider, Kathryn Anne DeJournett, Jennifer Jayne Mitchell, Mallory Books Course details

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Topics: The Legal System and Public Policy Staff, Staff Books Course details