Freshman COM LC

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The COM Learning Community introduces 16-20 freshmen each year to the possibilities in store for them over the next four years. In the fall semester, these students take two primary classes together: COM 101 Intro to Mass Communication and ECG 100 Our Interdependent World. These classes are enriched by trips to local and national media such as the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

A highlight each year for these students is developing a social justice simulation for Cabrini Day. In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 these freshmen took first prize among all the projects and donated their prize to Catholic Relief Services. A group from the class then developed websites of their simulations, which now have been replicated by students at other universities such as Villanova University, Scranton University, and Boston College. Two simulations won national awards from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities and Catholic Relief Services.

2016 We Did Nothing Wrong – a simulation about Syrian Refugees



2015 Tame the Change – a simulation about climate change


2014 Refugees Seeking Safety – Central American children fleeing violence


2013  A simulation about bullying


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