Center for Applied Liberal Arts

Persuasive Public Policy Writing

Persuasive Public Policy Writing will help students learn how to use their writing to effect tangible change focusing on political and social movements. The course explores the complexities of public policy writing in today's digital and social media-driven society. At its core, persuasive writing relies on techniques and strategies that inspire and motivate public action. Students will practice and develop the skills to accurately and clearly explain public policy information across various formats and topics. In addition to analyzing compelling narratives in public discourse, students will craft evidence-based content for general audiences, experts, activists, and policymakers. Students will become comfortable supporting and debating topics using research, data, and subject matter expert opinions. A background in public policy is unnecessary for this course, but a willingness to learn about multiple perspectives to shape compelling narratives is essential.
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Associated Degrees