About this program
Why Advocacy and Leadership?
The Advocacy and Leadership Track is an ideal course of study for students interested in:
- Social Justice: Building a more equitable world.
- Building Community Power: Working in communities to bring people together to solve problems that impact their lives.
- Developing Leadership Capacity: Cultivating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for effective and equitable leadership within our communities.
What will I do in the major?
Advocacy and Leadership is a track within the Social Science Major. Students in the Advocacy and Leadership Track will take courses focusing on:
- Community Organizing
- Advocacy and Lobbying
- Community Development and Leadership
Upper-division students in the Advocacy and Leadership Track complete an internship and conduct their own research to complete their degrees.
What can I do with the degree?
The Advocacy and Leadership Track prepares undergraduates for application to the Masters in Advocacy and Political Leadership program at Metropolitan State University. The Advocacy and Leadership Track can also be the first step towards careers in:
- Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organizations
- Advocacy Organizations
- Community Organizations
- Union Organizing and Labor Organizations
The learning outcomes for this major provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter the 21st-century workplace to:
- know and understand the essential concepts of social science;
- comprehend the historical foundations, theoretical paradigms, and research methods of social science;
- develop higher order thinking skills by analyzing and interpreting social science literature;
- write analytically in a style that is informed, well-reasoned, and literate;
- recognize and understand differences of gender and sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, religion, and social class;
- understand and utilize a global perspective
- develop civic skills by participating in community-based learning and internships
- become advocates and leaders in their communities, our nation, and the globe.