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Journalism and Society

The Journalism and Society Certificate at Covenant College

 

Often, journalism certificates reside in journalism or communications departments and consist entirely of communications classes. Covenant’s certificate is distinct because our well-rounded, liberal arts approach builds a solid foundation for quality journalism. Classes from a variety of disciplines including history, sociology, photography, and English provide students with skills needed for reporting and writing but also a strong understanding of journalism’s relationship with society. Pursued within a biblical framework, this certificate equips students to be truthful storytellers, sensemakers, watchmen, and voices for the voiceless.

 

 
Courses
Main courses required for the certificate:
  • Journalism
  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • American Government
  • History and Theory of Photography
  • History of the United States II
 
 
Electives
Choose from a variety of electives, including:
  • Urban History
  • The New South
  • Public Policy
  • Public Opinion
  • Crime and Delinquency
  • and more!
View the course catalog for details >

Additionally, candidates for the certificate complete fieldwork through a journalism practicum or approved internship.

 
“Covenant’s stance of fearlessly and humbly engaging culture, our commitment to robust critical inquiry, and our heart for brokenness with an eye towards Christ’s redemptive work all serve to shape a journalistic spirit. Journalism requires an understanding of communication but also civic institutions, constitutional rights, public discourse, and the power of media to shape public sentiment.”
- Kate Belz ’11, Adjunct Journalism Professor
 
Contact
Dr. Sarah Huffines
Associate Professor of English
 706.419.1662
 Email Dr. Huffines

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