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Katie Tercek

B.A. in Journalism Major

The objectives of this program go beyond teaching students to write clearly and concisely. Our students will also learn to:

  • craft messages in ways that are appropriate for specific audiences;
  • research critically, filter the results and present them in a cogent manner;
  • have a practical understanding of their chosen field of work;
  • integrate broad-based learning into their professional activities;
  • understand that with their power as communicators comes a moral and ethical responsibility;
  • understand the meaning of citizenship in the context of their professional activities and their personal lives;
  • recognize and overcome biases, prejudices and limited viewpoints (including their own) so that they can communicate effectively in a diverse world. 

Majors take 40 hours of required journalism (J/MC) courses — 11 required courses and three J/MC electives. Each student is is assigned a faculty adviser who will review the student's program.

Additional journalism requirements for graduation include the completion of 400 internship hours, under the guidance of an internship coordinator.

Majors are eligible for the Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, D.C., which carries 12 credits and internship hours; and may also participate in St. Bonaventure's study abroad programs or the Oxford Summer Program.

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    May 24, 2018

    Dr. Christopher Mackowski
    Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jandoli School of Communication
    Dr. Christopher Mackowski co-hosted a series of nationally broadcast Facebook Live events for the Civil War Trust earlier this month in conjunction with the 155th anniversaries of the Battle of Chancellorsville, the death of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson, and the beginning of the Vicksburg Campaign. In all, he appeared in nearly 20 segments from locations in central Virginia and Mississippi. The Civil War Trust is the largest battlefield preservation organization in the country. Mackowski was also invited to serve on the board of directors for the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, a regional Civil War battlefield preservation organization based in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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