Wesleyan University
Take Action: From Protest to Policy
Wesleyan University

Take Action: From Protest to Policy

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Sarah Ryan
Mary Alice Haddad

Instructors: Sarah Ryan

Beginner level
No prior experience required
33 hours to complete
3 weeks at 11 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 6 modules in this course

This section will offer an overview the course and some of the key concepts that we use to talk about policymaking. It will also introduce the Connected Stakeholder Model as a way to understand how advocates can influence policymakers.

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4 videos2 readings

In this module we'll learn why the courts matter and how to use them, and then we'll look at the specific case of how courts get used to change policy related to the environment.

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5 videos8 readings2 quizzes1 peer review

This module talks about the importance of reaching diverse audiences with your message and using different communication platforms to reach different audiences.

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4 videos7 readings2 peer reviews

This module helps teach how to identify important stakeholders, how to frame our issue in ways that they will understand and support, and how to spread our policy issues to diverse audiences.

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4 videos7 readings2 peer reviews

Our final module will take what we've learned so far and apply it in our local context. We'll think about "working locally" in two different ways: (1) addressing the local issue that we care about and then scaling our policy solution to the regional, national, and even global levels, and 2) finding a local way to influence the "big" issue that we care about.

What's included

4 videos6 readings2 peer reviews

In this final module, you'll tie everything together, making a plan to turn the issue that YOU care about from protest into policy.

What's included

2 videos1 peer review


Instructor ratings
3.6 (5 ratings)
Sarah Ryan
Wesleyan University
1 Course3,080 learners
Mary Alice Haddad
Wesleyan University
1 Course3,080 learners

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