The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's social advocacy and change certificate is designed for students who wish to promote change in a variety of social and political contexts. Courses throughout the certificate program explore topics ranging from human rights to environmental concerns, with a strong focus on creating and engaging active citizens.
Through unique projects and discussions, you'll learn the fundamentals of effective public speaking as well as how to think critically about contemporary communication. Graduates leave the program with the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate for change and help create a better world.
Empowering atmosphere. While at UW-Eau Claire you'll find yourself surrounded by people like you — eager to learn and help make a difference. Classes are taught by supportive professors with a variety of diverse experiences and areas of expertise, helping you to gain new perspectives and ways of thinking.
Life-changing courses. A combination of courses in communication studies and organizational communication will help you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to create responsible change in your communities.
Coursework for the social advocacy and change certificate will equip you with the oral and written communication skills to effectively advocate for — and enact — social change. You'll also practice critical thinking through formulating and evaluating arguments that address civic, social or environmental challenges.
What classes do social advocacy and change students take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Communication and social advocacy
- Active citizenship
- Organizational communication
- Persuasive messages in society
- Human rights
- Strategic message design
Learn more about the social advocacy and change certificate in the UWEC course catalog.
Thinking about earning a certificate in social advocacy and change? Here are other programs you may be interested in exploring.
- Communication - Communication Studies Emphasis
- Communication - Organizational Communication Emphasis
- Earth Resources
- English - Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Culture Emphasis
- Integrated Strategic Communication - Public Relations Emphasis
- Political Science
- Social Diversity
- Sustainability and Climate Action