Journalism (JOUR)

JOUR 001 Writing for New Media 3.5 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
2 Lab
An introduction to gathering, synthesizing/organizing and writing news in journalistic style across multiple platforms. Includes role of the journalist and related legal and ethical issues. Students will report and write based on their original interviews and research to produce news content. Experiences may include covering speeches, meetings and other events, writing under deadline and use of AP Style. While student work may be eligible for use in student and/or professional publications, this is not a publications class. (C-ID JOUR110)
Prerequisites: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
JOUR 007 Mass Communication 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Courses: GOVT 007, POLS 007
A media survey course covering newspapers, radio, television, magazines, books, films, the web, public relations/advertising industries, and the recording industry. Students will study strengths and weaknesses of each, as well as the major challenges to a democratic society including censorship, sensationalism, pornography, propaganda, and monopoly. (C-ID JOUR100)
JOUR 011 Intro to Digital Photography 3 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Equivalent Courses: JOUR 011AB, JOUR 111AD, PHOT 011AB, PHOT 111AD
This course is designed for students who want knowledge of digital camera practices ranging from basic to advanced levels, basic Photoshop and computer skills. The course will give students practical publication experience and an opportunity to publish their photographs in The Campus student newspaper in print and online.
JOUR 020 Cultural Issues in Film/TV/Web 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
An in-depth study of social and cultural issues such as ethnicity, gender and politics through the prism of film, television and the Internet.
JOUR 114 Editorial Board: Beginning 2 unit(s)
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Equivalent Course: JOUR 104AD
This course is for student editors and other students interested in participating in The Campus student newspaper. Course content includes basic leadership skills, how to work under deadline, newsroom management, beginning opinion writing and editing, general editorial development and beginning multimedia. Two lab hours required each week by arrangement.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
JOUR 115 Editorial Board: Intermediate 2 unit(s)
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Journalism 115 is a course for student editors and other students interested in participating in The Campus student newspaper. Course content includes leadership skills, including peer mentoring, newsroom management, opinion writing, editing, new and emerging media including visual journalism and open journalism, social media, multimedia, and marketing a news operation. Two required lab hours to be arranged per week.
Prerequisites: JOUR 114 or JOUR 104AD or equivalent college course with "C" or better
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL-251 or equivalent college course with "C" or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 as determined by COS Placement Procedures
JOUR 116 Editorial Board: Leadership 1 2 unit(s)
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Journalism 116 is a course for student editors and other students interested in serving as leaders of The Campus student newspaper. Course content includes intermediate leadership skills, including peer mentoring, managing a staff, organizing a news operation, and being in charge of a section of the paper.
Prerequisites: JOUR 115 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
JOUR 117 Editorial Board: Leadership 2 2 unit(s)
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Journalism 117 is a course for experienced student editors of The Campus. Course content includes advanced leadership skills, managing a newsroom, dealing with personnel issues, and complaints against the paper, edit flow, story assignments and financial aspects of the paper.
Prerequisites: JOUR 116 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
JOUR 130 Media Practicum I 4 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
6 Lab
Equivalent Course: JOUR 103AD
This course provides entry level practical experience in all aspects of producing a newspaper through work on The Campus. Course content includes writing, editing, multimedia, and general editorial development. This class meets an additional six hours per week by arrangement with the instructor. (C-ID JOUR130)
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with "C" or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 as determined by COS Placement Procedures.
JOUR 131 Media Practicum II 4 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
6 Lab
This course requires higher skill level and/or leadership/management involvement than JOUR 130. Intermediate student media practicum regularly produces The Campus, a First Amendment student newspaper, both print and online, which is distributed to the college audience and the community. Course content includes weekly news assignments across multiple platforms, including print, broadcast, and online. This class includes practical experience in design/layout, visual, online, multimedia journalism, emerging technologies and leadership/management. The Campus is student produced with student leadership. This class meets an additional six hours per week by arrangement with the instructor. (C-ID JOUR131)
Prerequisites: JOUR 130 or JOUR 103AD or equivalent college course with "C" or better
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with "C" or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 as determined by COS Placement Procedures.