JRNAL-100  Topics in Journalism

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in Journalism. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

 

JRNAL-110  Newspaper Practice

1 Unit: 108 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

Co-requisite: JRNAL 122, 123, 222 or 223

This laboratory class in newspaper production includes writing stories and headlines, editing, page make-up and paste-up, proofreading, photocopy, art work, word processing, typesetting, and advertising for the school newspaper, The Advocate.

 

JRNAL-120  Newswriting and Reporting

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course presents the fundamentals of newswriting, newsgathering, and news judgment for newspapers and online media.  Emphasis is on accurate, clear and concise writing, organization and structure of news articles, language and style of journalism, revising and editing articles, and legal and ethical issues as they relate to journalistic reporting.  Journalism 120 is recommended to students majoring in the following fields:  journalism, communication, mass communication, broadcasting/video, film, public relations, advertising, English, Speech, Photography and multimedia.

 

JRNAL-122  Newspaper Production I

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Co-requisite: JRNAL 110

For the student with journalistic interests, this course provides practical experience in all phases of producing the college’s newspaper, The Advocate.Emphasis is on writing, editing, headline writing, page design, paste-up, photography, art work, word processing, typesetting and advertising.

 

JRNAL-123  Newspaper Production II

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Co-requisite: JRNAL 110

For the student with journalistic interests, this course provides practical experience in all phases of producing the college’s newspaper, The Advocate.Emphasis is on writing, editing, headline writing, page design, paste-up, photography, art work, word processing, typesetting and advertising.

 

JRNAL-124  Sports Writing and Reporting

2 Units: 27 hours of lecture and 18 hours of laboratory per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is for the student with sports journalism Interests.It covers basic game coverage of high school, college and professional sports for newspapers, magazines, and online media.Also covered are sports news and issue writing and reporting, sports profile and feature writing, and sports column writing.Blogging and using Twitter and social media as reporting instruments are also covered in the course.

 

JRNAL-130  Mass Communication

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas D7-Interdisciplinary Social Science and the IGETC for Area 4G: Interdisciplinary Social Science.

This course surveys the origins, development, characteristics, content, theories, effects, practices and principles of mass media and their interrelationships with society in the digital age.  Included are media literacy, gender, and cultural diversity, media law and ethics, advancing technology, media influence, global media, and social trends and issues.

 

JRNAL-158 Photojournalism: Beginning I

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 36 hours of laboratory per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course provides instruction in shooting, printing, and editing using digital technology. Students will focus on theory and practice in press and publications photography, with emphasis on using the camera as a reporting and communications tool. Issues covered are news and feature photography and photographic essays, including composition, impact, and creativity, for newspapers, magazines, Internet and other mass communications media.

 

JRNAL-159 Photojournalism: Beginning II

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 36 hours of laboratory per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: JRNAL 158 with a “C” or better.

This course provides additional instruction in shooting, printing, and editing using digital technology by building upon the skills students gained by completing JRNAL 158. Students will focus on theory and practice in press and publications photography, with emphasis on using the camera as a reporting and communications tool. Issues covered are news and feature photography and photographic essays, including composition, impact, and creativity, for newspapers, magazines, Internet and other mass communications media.

 

JRNAL-161  Newspaper Design and Layout

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG

The study of contemporary newspaper and layout.The course will include page design, story design, use of typography, artwork and photographs.It will include an introduction to using the computer for page layout and design.

 

JRNAL-222  Newspaper Production III

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Co-requisite: JRNAL 110

For the student with journalistic interest, this course provides practical experience in all phases of producing the college’s weekly newspaper, The Advocate.Emphasis is on writing, editing, headline writing, page design, paste-up, photography, art work, word processing, typesetting, and advertising.

 

JRNAL-223  Newspaper Production IV

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Co-requisite: JRNAL 110

For the student with journalistic interests, this course provides practical experience in all phases of producing the college’s weekly newspaper, The Advocate Emphasis is on writing, editing, headline writing, page design, paste-up, photography, art work, word processing, typesetting and advertising.

 

JRNAL-258 Photojournalism: Intermediate I

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 36 hours of laboratory per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: JRNAL 159 with a “C” or better.

This course provides intermediate instruction in shooting, printing, and editing using digital technology by building upon the skills students gained by completing JRNAL 159. Students will focus on theory and practice in press and publications photography, with emphasis on using the camera as a reporting and communications tool. Issues covered are news and feature photography and photographic essays, including composition, impact, and creativity, for newspapers, magazines, Internet and other mass communications media.

JRNAL-259 Photojournalism: Intermediate II

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 36 hours of laboratory per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: JRNAL 258 with a “C” or better.

This course provides intermediate instruction in shooting, printing, and editing using digital technology by building upon the skills students gained by completing JRNAL 258. Students will focus on theory and practice in press and publications photography, with emphasis on using the camera as a reporting and communications tool. Issues covered are news and feature photography and photographic essays, including composition, impact, and creativity, for newspapers, magazines, Internet and other mass communications.

 

JRNAL-298  Independent Study

.2-4 Units:  3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Journalism under the direction of an instructor.