Journalism (JOUR)

JOUR 100  Introduction to Mass Media

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: JOUR 100)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A

Mass media and interrelationships with society, including history, structure, and trends. Additionally, the following topics will be covered as they pertain to the mass media: economics, law, ethics, technology, and such social issues as gender and cultural diversity.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201622657JOUR:100TR11:30am - 12:55pmG. DePaola26D-G471
Fall 201622833JOUR:100MW1:15pm - 2:40pmG. DePaola26D-G471
Fall 201623520JOUR:100T1:15pm - 2:40pmG. DePaola26D-G471

JOUR 101  Beginning Newswriting

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: JOUR 110)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Gathering, organizing and writing news in journalistic style across multiple platforms. Writing and reporting based on original interviews and research. Covering meetings, speeches and events, writing under deadline, and the use of Associated Press (AP) Style. Role of the journalist and related legal and ethical issues.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201622764JOUR:101TR8:00am - 9:25amT. Albertson26D-3220

JOUR 102  Intermediate Newswriting

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: JOUR 210)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: JOUR 101

Newsgathering, organizing and writing news and features in journalistic style across multiple platforms. Public affairs, local and regional government, police, courts, arts and entertainment, and sports beats writing and reporting on and off campus.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623111JOUR:102TR9:45am - 11:10amT. Albertson26D-3220

JOUR 103  Magazine Staff Production Lab

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)

Advisory: JOUR 110

Practical experience in a lab setting writing and producing the print and online editions of the college student magazine. Writing and editing articles; creating multimedia to accompany stories and images for print, web and broadcast.

JOUR 104  Student Media Photography Laboratory

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)

Practical lab experience in the creation, preparation, and publishing of photos for the student newspaper, magazine, and online media. Provides learning through the use of digital cameras, Photoshop image editing, emerging technology, and scanners.Students may choose to use their own digital cameras, but digital cameras are available in the newsroom for checkout.

JOUR 105  Editor Training

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lab: 54
Advisory: JOUR 101

Leadership skills in a journalistic setting using the student media as a practical laboratory. Designed for students selected to serve as editors or managers of the student media.

JOUR 106  Online Media Laboratory

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)

Practical experience in a newsroom lab setting in a variety of online publishing activities to produce and enhance the online student media. Use of computers, software and emerging technologies including audio, video, live broadcast, and wireless computer technology, as well as social media applications.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
R11:30am - 2:40pmT. Albertson26D-3220

JOUR 107  Race, Culture, Sex, and Mass Media Images

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Role of mass media and advertising in the integration of minorities, cultures, women, and lesbians, gays-bisexuals, and transgenders LGBT) into American society. Examines how the mass media impacts public attitudes.

JOUR 108  Introduction to Public Relations

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: JOUR 101

Theory, principles and professional practice of public relations. Concepts of planning and executing effective communication strategies including writing news releases and press pieces, and writing for and distribution through traditional, online and social media outlets, for any organization.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201622765JOUR:108W8:00am - 11:10amT. Albertson26D-3220

JOUR 109  Public Relations Internship

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lab: 225
Advisory: JOUR 108 or JOUR 8

Field work in public relations. A minimum of 75 paid or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester of supervised work is required for each unit of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week be equally distributed throughout the semester. Students who repeat this course will improve skills through further instruction and practice.

JOUR 110  Magazine Writing and Production

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Advisory: JOUR 101

Writing and production of a student-run magazine. Artistic design, harmony, creativity and layout are stressed. Writing and editing magazine features, designing pages, selecting photographs and illustrations, preparing them for production; working under deadlines and other aspects of the magazine business are included.

JOUR 111  Writing Broadcast and Web News

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

News gathering and writing for radio, television and the Web. Newscast planning, story organization, and functions of a broadcast and multimedia newsroom are explored. Lecture and discussion of issues facing broadcast journalists in a new media environment will include ethics, law, and emerging technologies along with shooting video, recording audio, and editing video and audio. Opportunities to contribute to the campus student media.

JOUR 112  Work Experience in Journalism

3-4 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 225-300
Prerequisite: Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog. JOUR 101 or JOUR 1A and ENGL 1A

This course is designed to provide majors with actual on-the-job experience in an approved work station which is related to classroom instruction. A minimum of 75 paid or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester of supervised work is required for each unit of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week be equally distributed throughout the semester. Students who repeat this course will improve skills through further instruction and practice.

JOUR 114  Student News Media Staff

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: JOUR 130)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 18   Lab: 108

Newsroom lab setting writing and producing the college student news publications. Researching, writing and editing articles for both publications; photography, videography, and multimedia to create stories and images for print, web and broadcast; layout, design and graphic illustrations. Basic fundamentals of journalism law and ethics.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201622772JOUR:114T11:30am - 12:35pmT. Albertson26D-3220
T12:45pm - 2:50pmT. Albertson26D-3220

JOUR 115  Student News Media Editing Staff

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: JOUR 131)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 18   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: JOUR 114

Management and leadership involvement in writing and producing the college student print publications. Researching, writing and editing articles for both publications; photography, videography, multimedia, and emerging new technologies to create stories and images for print, web and broadcast; art direction, layout, design and graphic illustrations. Journalism law, copyright and ethics.

JOUR 116  Multimedia Storytelling

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: JOUR 120)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Multimedia storytelling with a journalism emphasis. Techniques explored include the use of video, photos, audio and text to convey interactive news and feature stories for online publishing. Cultivates skills in interviewing, sourcing and information, gathering content using photographic, audio and video recording equipment.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201624125JOUR:116W11:30am - 1:35pmT. Albertson26D-3220
W1:45pm - 2:50pmT. Albertson26D-3220
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