The Journalism Department is responsible for the production of the COS student-produced newspaper, The Campus. Students can gain invaluable hands on experience — seldom offered to students in their first two years at a four-year college — in all areas of news production including news, feature, opinion writing, photojournalism, design, podcasting, streaming, videography, drone journalism, social media for professionals, cartooning and illustration, event planning and leadership.
There are no prerequisites for the student news media classes so non-majors are encouraged to join to gain practical workplace skills such as meeting deadlines, working on a team, approaching people and management.
Students enrolled in the student news media classes are offered the opportunity to attend a regional journalism conference in the fall and a statewide convention in the spring when they may compete, attend workshops, take college and media tours and network with students from other colleges and reps from four-year colleges and universities.
In addition, the courses in “Mass Communication” and “Cultural Issues in Film/TV/Web” also meet a transfer requirement in Area 4 for the CSU and UC transfer.
Language and Communication Studies Division Chair
Cynthia Johnson | (559) 730-3966 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaweah: 251C | Visalia Campus
Dean of Arts and Letters
Richard Lubben | (559) 730-3735 | email@example.com
Tule: 550 | Visalia Campus
For a complete list of courses and descriptions visit: COURSES