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Knox Adds 2 Majors, 3 Minors

Knox students and Spanish Professor Robin Ragan work with a local restaurant owner on translating his menu.

Knox is expanding the number or majors and minors it offers to meet student interest and high demand in the marketplace. Beginning this fall, the College will offer a major in journalism (to complement its long-standing journalism minor), a major and minor in public policy, a minor in Spanish translation and interpretation, and a minor in art museum studies.

Journalism Major

During the last quarter century, the digital revolution has created a global superhighway that can disseminate both information and disinformation across the world in seconds. A major in journalism at Knox gives students writing and production skills accompanied by courses that emphasize critical thinking skills, problem solving, ethical behavior, and a broad-based knowledge in a host of complementary fields. No matter which platform—print, TV, Internet, radio or social media—is chosen to publish the news, this major will focus on impartial, transparent, and ethical, evidence-backed reporting. The program includes coursework in newswriting and reporting, ethics, diversity, design, photography, and public policy. The major requires a practicum where students will receive first-hand experience in the field.  

Public Policy Major & Minor

Knox students and alumni are active and engaged citizens—in their communities and in countries across the world. The public policy program at Knox is interdisciplinary and empowers students to be engaged in the formation, implementation, and analysis of public policy as well as exploring the ethical concerns of policy. By combining policy study with policy engagement and ethical consideration, the program ensures students are fully prepared for either advanced study in public policy or work in the policy field. 

Spanish Translation & Interpretation Minor

Our innovative minor focuses on project-based, practical applications of translation and interpretation in various professional fields, like education, medicine, and law. With our established partnerships with various NGOs and nonprofits that are in need of translation and interpretation services, we can provide students with real-world immersion opportunities. Recently, Knox students have served as interpreters in detention centers for asylum seekers in Texas and California and completed translations of varying texts—from web pages to recipes—in Madrid, Spain.

Art Museum Studies Minor

There has been a substantial trend in the growth of art museums, with curators, archivists, museum technicians, and conservators targeted for prime growth. Core courses in the art museum studies minor at Knox introduce students to the historical and theoretical foundation of art museums and issues of museum ethics as well as training in the practical skills needed in these institutions, like collections care, research, interpretation, exhibit design, and installation. For students committed to academic art history and visual studies, this minor will provide a more specialized theoretical lens to examine issues of institutional history and critique. With the arts administration component of the minor, students will be exposed to areas of organizational leadership, grantsmanship, financial operations, fundraising and marketing.

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Printed on Wednesday, October 27, 2021