Goucher College 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 16, 2024  
Goucher College 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

PSC 245 - Organized Advocacy in American Politics (4 Cr.)

*credits changed from 2 to 4 on 9/19/18
Advocacy is fundamental to our notions of democracy and plays a strong role in our political system. Organized advocates have had a persistent presence in our system but yet are some of the most understood actors. We treat lobbyists, special interests and PACs with skepticism yet look favorably upon advocates. This course will give you an understanding of organized advocacy in its many manifestations, exploring theoretical and normative considerations alongside the strategies and practices employed. It is recommended that students have completed PSC 143  prior to taking this course. This course fulfills the WEC requirement. Variable semesters. Kasniunas.