2023-2024 Catalog

UEP 266 Lobbying and Advocacy

This course examines the techniques and strategies used by both professional lobbyists and community based advocates to influence elected and appointed government decision makers. The course will explore the impacts lobbyists and community activists have on decision makers as they consider policy voices. The course will include discussions with elected and appointed government officials well as with professional lobbyists and community advocates. In addition to readings and speakers the course will include case studies in order illustrate the concepts and provide students with real world examples viewed from multiple perspectives. Students will engage in role-plays in order to prepare and present a strategic plan to win support or oppose a community based project or citywide policy.


4 units

Cross Listed Courses

POLS 266


POLS 101 or UEP 101