Human Rights and Advocacy in the United States: Critical Service Learning
General Catalog Course Title:
Special Topics in Peace and Conflict Studies
Terms Offered:
Fall 2013
Fall 2012
Fall 2011
Fall 2010

Students will volunteer/intern at Bay Area Non-government and Community-based organization focusing on local and international issues linked to their research interests. Course readings and research assignments will center around core concepts and strategies of Peace and Conflict Studies, including human rights, social justice, non-violent social change, governance and political advocacy, conflict resolution and transformative agency. Students will engage in action research at their service sites to develop critical awareness of how NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and CBOs (community-based organizations) operate, strategize, and effect change. In teams or individually, students will develop their own grant proposals for projects in their chosen areas of interest.

For more detailed information about classes, please visit the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.