SRJC Course Outlines

4/23/2021 3:35:09 AMHUSV 95 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUSV 95Title:  ADVOCATING SOCIAL CHANGE  
Full Title:  Advocating for Social Change
Last Reviewed:3/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  COUN 95

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to prepare students to perform advocacy work at the community, legislative and legal levels. Contemporary social, political and economic issues will be discussed with special emphasis on the examination of social service issues and programs. How to influence social policy will be introduced. Essential skills and knowledge of the advocacy process for effective change will be developed using the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of COUN 90 and COUN 74

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to prepare students to perform advocacy work at the community, legislative and legal levels. Contemporary social, political and economic issues will be discussed with special emphasis on the examination of social service issues and programs. How to influence social policy will be introduced. Essential skills and knowledge of the advocacy process for effective change will be developed using the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of COUN 90 and COUN 74
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate the ability to develop an advocacy plan of action at either the local or state level.
2.  Identify and explain the purpose and benefits of advocacy work for the individual, the
    community and social change.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.   Analyze the historical development, mission and philosophy of advocacy.
2.   Evaluate the role of advocacy and the principles that guide advocacy practice for social
     change.
3.   Analyze the different motivations for advocacy and discuss the value in doing advocacy
     work.
4.   Explore and understand the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.
5.   Compare and contrast the common challenges to the advocacy process and develop strategies
     to overcome them.
6.   Evaluate ethical issues and ethical dilemmas.
7.   Evaluate the contexts of agency, community, legislative and legal advocacy.
8.   Examine the techniques for identifying advocacy issues and the skills needed to engage in
     successful advocacy practice.
9.   Demonstrate the ability to identify the problem and create an advocacy-based plan of action.
10. Examine and evaluate multiple community agency programs and services.
11. Examine inequality in social systems and cultural groups.

Topics and Scope
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I. Historical Development of Advocacy in the U.S.
    A. Definition
    B. Mission of advocacy
    C. Philosophy of advocacy
II. Role of Advocacy in Human Services
    A. Principles of advocacy
    B. Motivations for advocacy
    C. Value of doing advocacy
III. Challenges and Barriers in Advocacy
    A. Barriers in the practice of advocacy
    B. Strategies to overcome barriers
IV. Ethical Issues in Advocacy
    A. Code of ethics
         1.  National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
         2.  National Organization for Human Services (NOHS)
    B. Ethical dilemmas
V.  Concepts of Agency, Community, and Legislative and Policy and Advocacy
    A. Role of the human service worker and advocate
    B. Strategies for affecting policy and legislative change
VI. Human Services in a Cultural Context
    A. Issues of discrimination based on class, disability, race, gender, religion and/or sexual orientation as they relate to inequality within social systems.
    B. Appropriateness, effectiveness, access and adequacy for cultural groups.
VII. Social Change Model for Leadership Development
    A. Principles and Practices
    B. Seven (7) Values of Change

Assignments:
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1. Read one chapter per week from the textbook and assigned supplemental readings
    (50 - 30 pages per week).
2. Four essays (2 pages each):
    a. Personal Story of Change, Leadership & Advocacy
    b. Agency - Vision, Mission and Policy Analysis
    c. Plan of Action for Personal Change
    d. Interview with Government Official or Review of Government Meeting
3. Mid-term paper on team project progress and plan of action (2-3 pages)
4. One oral presentation on the group advocacy project.
5. Final exam on lectures, reading, concepts and terminology (multiple choice, true/false, fill in,
    short answer).
6. Participation in class

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
60 - 60%
Essays and Mid-term Paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 20%
Final exam: multiple choice, true/false, fill in, short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 20%
Oral report, class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. 2nd ed. Komives, Susan and Wagner, Wendy. Jossey-Bass. 2016

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