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410.672.81 Introduction to Campaigning & Organizing for Public Health

Health Behavior and Society
3rd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
David Jernigan
Course Instructors:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.


Introduces students to a key area of knowledge in public health practice: the principles and methods of community organizing and campaigning for policy and structural change. Focuses on how to mobilize the right people at the right time, with the right demands, to change public policies to promote health. Complements other courses in the school that look at advocating within policy processes or by using the mass media by placing these strategies in the context of the practical daily work and thinking of people who plan and carry out policy change campaigns at grassroots and grasstop levels.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

Methods of Assessment:

Online lectures (all sections, each module) - 10%; LiveTalk attendance (real time or listening to archived session) - 15%; BBS contribution (one question/comment for each of 5 modules) - 10%; written assignments and quizzes - 40%; Campaign plan - 25%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required