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The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and its American Studies Program (ASP) and Washington Journalism Center (WJC) are pleased to announce a four-day opportunity for faculty and staff to join students in the heart of their semester experience in Washington, D.C. to learn what unique benefits these programs offer to their departments and students. Visitors will experience internship site visits, briefings by industry experts to students, alumni events, consultation time with the ASP and WJC faculty, and opportunities for brainstorming and discussion of curricular issues with colleagues from across the CCCU. Program guests will also have time to tour and enjoy the nation’s capital.
|| September 16, 2012
|On-line Registration Deadline
|| February 28, 2013
American Studies Program
Since 1976, the American Studies Program has served as an experiential learning laboratory for students committed to connecting their faith to public affairs. More than 3,000 students have come to Washington and nearly 500 alumni currently work in the DC metro area in a variety of professional fields—private and public, for-profit and non-profit. Each student enrolls in the program’s two practicum courses: Internship and Topics in Leadership & Vocation. Students have the option of enrolling in a one-credit Professional Mentorship course. Students must also choose to enroll in one of two study tracks:
• Global Development Enterprise Track: Focuses on partnership initiatives taken by leaders in commercial, governmental and non-governmental organizations as they explore the impact they can achieve by collaborating to address issues of sustainable development worldwide
• Public Policy Initiatives Track: Equips and supports students in their field-work analysis of a pressing public policy issue. Each student produces original research by engaging area experts and practitioners off-site and in the classroom as they investigate national and international factors influencing policymaking in Washington, D.C.
“ASP taught me to seek after God in places I had never thought to look for him. It is undoubtedly the most transformative semester I have had in college.” Hilary Sherratt, Gordon College
Washington Journalism Center
In Washington, WJC students take classes focusing on their personal writing skills and on the history and future of the media. These classes –Foundations for Media Involvement; Reporting in Washington and Washington, News and Public Discourse—combined with an internship at a top news publication help students learn to integrate their faith in a journalism career. Each student’s Internship gives them the unique and valuable experience of hands-on reporting and writing in the Washington, DC media market.
“WJC was literally my best semester…. you have classes with professors who have worked in the field they are trying to teach you about and strive endlessly to bring you the most up-to-date information in journalism education. You get the chance to meet professionals in the field and sit down on-on-one with them to absorb their experiences…. My favorite part, aside from living walking distance from the Capitol in one of the most gorgeous cities I have ever seen, is the chance to work in a real newsroom. There is no substitute for hands-on experiences. And the boss at the job you will apply to after college knows that too.” Jessica Puente, Baylor University