Journalism is at the center of our social and civic life. It informs and engages us in thinking about who we are as individuals, citizens, and members of society. Journalism is an essential strand in the liberal arts and sciences tradition and a critical factor in public culture and debate. Pre-professional courses in Journalism emphasize the significance of journalism’s role in society across political, economic, social, and historical platforms. They encourage students to think critically about the complex forms, practices, and meanings of journalism. The curriculum also introduces some of the practical skills necessary to the profession. To that end, NYU Abu Dhabi facilitates internships for qualified students with news organizations in Abu Dhabi and at other NYU global network sites.