An emphasis in Social Advocacy provides students with the ability to think critically, write clearly, speak persuasively and lead effectively to improve society. Students learn how to develop these skills through engaging class, hands-on projects and an understanding of how media works.

Classes like Public Speaking and Persuasive Communication teach students how to build arguments and give them the opportunity to participate in a forensics tournament.

The Communication Technologies class is hands-on. Students will produce media through a variety of social avenues such as blogs, online video and Twitter and Facebook updates.

In Social and Online advocacy classes, students examine media uses, past and present, and how they promote different cultures and shape provocative messages in America.

Students with this emphasis learn how to plan local, regional and national advocacy campaigns that influence society for the greater good.