2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Public Advocacy

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

Public Advocacy, Minor Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Minor Courses and Elective Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose a Public Advocacy Minor? - Program Spotlight

In the workplace or in the community, we are faced with issues that require people to take a position and to advocate for better solutions. Advocacy is a key communication skill for all careers, but especially for careers in law, government and social services. The ability to advocate appropriately and effectively for personal needs contributes to life satisfaction. Students select elective courses from an array of disciplines to build a knowledge base for the workplace or community for which they will advocate.

More Information 

Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Thomson
Phone: 231-591-3504
Email:
 
Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 119
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone:  231-591-3675
Required Courses
Credit Hours

Public Advocacy Minor - 18 Credits

Required - 12 Credits
Theories of Persuasion
3
Communicator:Public Advocate
3
Leadership and Communication
3
Choose One:
Argumentation and Debate
3
Persuasive Speaking
3
Electives - 6 Credits
Choose Two:
Gender Communication
3
Family Communication
3
Organizational Communication
3
Women in Activism Global Persp
3
HIST301
Array
Intl Economics-Comm Policies
3
Comparative International Law
3
Introduction to Ethics
3
Feminist and Gender Theory
3
Political & Social Philosophy
3
Applied Ethics
3
Amer Gov 1-People and Politics
3
Amer Gov 2-Policy Making
3
International Organizations
3
PREL 342
Array
Public Relations Strategy
3
Sociological Theory
3
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
3
Community Studies
3
The Field of Aging
3
Issues in Public Policy
3
Lean Svc Enterprse & Leadershp
3