UTC students may earn a Badge in Applied Politics from the Department of Political Science and Public Policy by completing at least seven short courses. The courses are taught by practitioners, such as campaign managers and lobbyists, on topics such as data management, voter targeting, policy advocacy/lobbying, SPSS advanced training, using the R statistical program, campaign management, organizing communities, utilizing geographic information systems (GIS), and grant writing. These courses are announced through by email to all UTC students and through the UTC Learn PSPS student group page. This program is funded by the generosity of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #175.
For more information, contact the Badge program coordinator, Dr. Chris Acuff, at [email protected].