Learning Community

The Communication and Advocacy Learning Community is designed to serve the educational objectives of first-year first semester Communication students interested in exploring or pursuing careers in one or more of the following areas: law, public service, community advocacy, education, political activism, and campaigns for social change. Students interested in advocacy for change in health policy, environmental policy, politics or social justice will find this program an exciting intellectual experience relevant to their long –term goals.

The program offers a cluster of courses and planned activities that will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and ability (1) to understand and practice the logic-in-use for communicating, and (2) to understand the political and cultural context in which advocacy is employed. The combination of learning how to speak critically, lectures by communication and advocacy guest speakers, and field trips to points of interests, such as the U.S. Supreme Court, the Senate and House, will provide students with opportunities to practice advocacy in and out of the classroom and to apply the learned techniques to real-world situations.

For additional information please contact:
Carlin Bokal, Department of Communication
2101C Skinner Building
University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742
Email: cbokal@umd.edu
Phone: (301) 405-6519