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Journalism Courses

Newspaper Production I

Course Number: JOURN 18A
Units: 3-5
Class: 1-2 hours lecture, 6-9 hours laboratory (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Basics of reporting news-gathering, interviewing, accuracy, note-taking and transcribing notes, writing the new story; the lead, the body, conclusion for weekly newspaper. Includes practical experience in design/layout, visual, online, multimedia journalism and emerging technologies. 0602.00

 

Newspaper Production II

Course Number: JOURN 18B
Units: 3-5
Class: 1-2 hours lecture, 6-9 hours laboratory (GR)
Prerequisite: JOURN 18A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Intermediate level reporting, photography, and production skills required for work on the campus newspaper: Computer applications for writing stories, desktop publishing, and photographic images. Includes practical experience in design/ layout, visual, online, multimedia journalism, emerging technologies and leadership/ management. 0602.00
(C-ID: JOUR 131)

 

Newspaper Production III

Course Number: JOURN 18C
Units: 2-5
Class: 1-2 hours lecture, 3-9 hours laboratory (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to reporting, photography, and production skills for the campus newspaper, the Laney Tower from initial story assignments to final camera-ready sequence: Computer applications for writing stories, desktop publishing, and photographic images.

 

Newspaper Production IV

Course Number: JOURN 18D
Units: 2-5
Class: 1-2 hours lecture, 3-9 hours laboratory (GR)
Prerequisite: JOURN 18C
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to reporting, photography, and production skills for the campus newspaper, the Laney Tower from initial story assignments to final camera-ready sequence: Computer applications for writing stories, desktop publishing, and photographic images.

 

Newswriting

Course Number: JOURN 21
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to evaluating, gathering and writing news in accepted journalistic style: Feature and opinion writing emphasizing expository writing, logic, critical thinking, and points of view; role of the reporter, and legal and ethical issues related to newspaper writing.
AA/AS area 4d

 

Selected Topics in Journalism

Course Number: JOURN 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hour laboratory (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU

 

Independent Study in Journalism

Course Number: JOURN 49
Units: .5-5
Acceptable for credit: CSU
See section on Independent Study.

 

Introduction to Journalism

Course Number: JOURN 55
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Engl 201B
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Practical newspaper experience: Study of press history, media law, ethics, and production of a magazine featuring student newspaper stories. 0602.00

 

Survey of Mass Media

Course Number: JOURN 62
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in COMM 19
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of traditional and non-traditional mass media in America: Impact of mass media trends and technology into the 21st century; critical analysis of media messages and examination of mass media from historical, political, social, and cultural perspectives. 0602.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D7; IGETC area 4G (C-ID: JOUR 100)

 

Social Media for Journalists

Course Number: JOURN 65
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Analysis and use of new media: Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress, and emerging social media platforms.
AA/AS area 4d

 

Selected Topics in Journalism

Course Number: JOURN 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
See section on Selected Topics.

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