Journalism

course description

​JOURN-010 - Mass Media and Communications

This course provides an introduction to communications media, and their role in reflecting, affecting, creating and molding public opinion, ideas and values, as well as their influence on popular culture. It involves the analysis of the media from the point of view of the audience, and the production of the media from the point of view of the communicator, with technology as its central theme.

Units: 3

Lecture Hours: 3 |  Lab Hours: None |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L

Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:

Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS


JOURN-014 - Newswriting and Reporting

Students explore the fundamentals of gathering, organizing and writing selected types of news stories for print, broadcast, web and mobile based media. The study of news sources, news values, interviewing techniques, development of leads and beats, ethical and legal considerations in reporting are also covered.

Units: 3

Lecture Hours: 3 |  Lab Hours: None |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L

Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:

Transfer Status: CSU |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS


JOURN-020 - Photojournalism

This course is an intermediate journalism course that stresses the use of photography as a medium in covering news. Students will learn photographic techniques including digital technology and their applications to journalism and produce photos and photo stories for campus media.

Units: 3

Lecture Hours: 2 |  Lab Hours: 3 |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L

Corequisite: PHOTO 022, or basic understanding of the photographic process.

Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:

Transfer Status: CSU |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

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