Saturday, December 20, 2003
THE MASTERS DEGREE IN ADVOCACY AND POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH IS BEING DESIGNED TO TEACH ADVOCATES AND ACTIVISTS HOW TO WIN WITH INTEGRITYTaught by lobbyists, no less.
UMD�s proposed masters Degree in Advocacy and Political Leadership will be offered in a weekend, cohort model. Each semester approximately 20 students will be accepted into the program. Classes will be Friday evening and all day Saturday, three out of four weekends each month for ten months. Students will be able to complete the degree in two years. Transportation from the Twin Cities to Duluth and overnight accommodations in Duluth will be available. Besides classes, students will be expected to complete internships with advocacy organizations. UMD will arrange for the internships. Besides weekend courses, some electives will be offered in one- and two-credit week-long courses offered during the summer in Duluth.