Concentration: Advocacy in the Public Sector
MAPL aims each of its classes and concentrations at specific outcomes.
As part of the Advocacy in the Public Sector concentration, students will learn to:
- understand the duties and responsibilities of people serving as either staff or elected officials in the elected or administrative branches of government;
- become familiar with the organization and practices of the Minnesota Legislature, the U.S. Congress, and federal and state administrative offices;
- assess the structure of legislative and administrative public organizations in terms of their ability to make policy changes;
- analyze and plan both the passage and implementation of policy in which they are interested;
- appreciate the high ethical standards which must and usually do govern service in the public sector;
- gain an appreciation for the importance of constituent service and engagement while working in the public sector;
- understand both the theoretical and practical underpinnings of American legislative and administrative practice.
Advocacy in the Public Sector Concentration Electives (Download brochure)
Students completing a concentration in Advocacy in the Public Sector are required to complete nine (9) credits in their concentration.
Concentration electives count toward the 15 credits of elective coursework required to complete the MAPL degree.
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