Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2015-66
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair
Date of First Reading: March 30, 2015
Date of Second Reading: April 20, 2015
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Public Service and Community Solutions – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BA in Community Advocacy and Social Policy
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The Community Advocacy and Social Policy major will focus on advocacy strategies by exploring, analyzing and comparing social service systems and policies in depth and from an empowerment perspective. Emphasis will be on examining the needs of individuals, families, and communities that have been historically underserved. Policy analysis and social change will be critical themes in developing an advocacy knowledge base, as they are equally important themes of prevention and social well-being. Students will complete courses in two core areas: (1) Diversity and oppressed populations and (2) Social issues and interventions.