Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) and Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), have inaugurated a new joint program in Media and Politics.
The program will allow enrolled students to specialize in the study of journalism and communication in the political, diplomatic, and policy-making processes, as well as the role of politics in the shaping of mass media products and policies.
It will enable students to better understand how politicians, governments, and citizens influence, and are themselves influenced by, the media in its myriad forms and formats.
For Georgetown students, this is an 18 credit hour certificate program; for Northwestern students, this is an 18 credit hour minor program; while classification is in-line with each university’s tradition, the content is identical.
The courses are offered equally by Georgetown and Northwestern campuses in at Qatar Foundation, and most courses will be completed during the junior and senior year.Completion of the sequence requires a student to take six courses.
Georgetown assumes responsibility for ensuring that the certificate is accurately reflected on the transcripts of its students completing the program, and Northwestern assumes responsibility for ensuring that the minor is accurately reflected on the transcripts of their students completing the program.
Access to the program will be by application in the second semester of the second year of university study.Students will be required to write a brief essay explaining why they are interested in the Media and Politics program and how it relates to their studies and to their ambitions after graduation.
In addition to completing the required courses, all students in the Media and Politics program will be required to give a formal presentation of an original project that focuses on the intersection of, or interaction between, media and politics.Both campuses will take turns hosting these presentations in alternate years and the presentations will be open to the public.
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