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MAPL Concentrations

Required Electives for Concentrations:
MAPL has three concentrations: Public Sector, Nonprofit and Labor. It is not necessary for students to declare a concentration. For each concentration, students are required to complete 9 electives in their field. Concentration classes are open to all students and count toward the General Elective requirements. Concentration classes are offered once a year on Saturday afternoons unless marked with an (*). These classes are only offered once every three semesters as a Friday evening class.

Advocacy in the Public Sector Concentration Electives (Download brochure)
Required courses: 6 credits
MAPL 5311 - Advocacy in the Public Sector: Service in the Elected Branch (fall)
MAPL 5312 - Advocacy in the Public Sector: Service in the Executive Branch (spring)

Plus one of the following general electives: 3 credits
*MAPL 5301 - Campaigns and Elections
*MAPL 5315 - Sustainable Development Policy and Advocacy
*MAPL 5110 - Ethics in Politics
Learn more about a concentration in Advocacy in the Public Sector

Nonprofit Advocacy Concentration Electives (Download brochure)
Required courses: 6 credits
MAPL 5200 - Advocacy and Lobbying: Strategies and Tactics (spring)
MAPL 5202 - Nonprofits and Government: The Public Private Partnership (fall)

Plus one of the following general electives: 3 credits
*MAPL 5308 - Impact of Art and Social Change (offered once every 3rd semester)
*MAPL 5110 - Ethics in Politics
Learn more about a concentration in Nonprofit Advocacy

Labor Organizing and Leadership Concentration Electives (Download brochure)
Required courses: 6 credits
MAPL 5111 - Labor Organizing (fall)
MAPL 5113 - Labor and Political Economy (spring)

Plus one of the following general electives: 3 credits
*MAPL 5110 - Ethics in Politics

Learn more about a concentration in Labor Organizing and Leadership

5 credits—Internships Each student is required to complete two internships.
MAPL 6008--3 credit organizing internship (135 hours)
MAPL 6009--2 credit policy internship (90 hours)