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Media Studies

The courses listed here were previously listed under Broadcasting and Communication.

Also see courses listed under Communication Studies, Film Studies, and Journalism.

MEDIA 1, Survey of Mass Media Communications    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4G (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Communciation 1.

This course introduces aspects of communications and the impact of mass media on the individual and society. The survey includes newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cable, motion pictures, online media, advertising, public relations, theories of communication, and mass communication modes, processes and effects.

2726   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 117   Rosenberg V L

2727   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 127   Obsatz S B

Above section 2727 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2728   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 106   Simmons R D

2729   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 110   Munoz M E

2730   11:15a-12:35p MW   AET 203   Mitchell S V

Above section 2730 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

2731   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 152   Coleman K

2732   12:45p-2:05p MW   AET 203   Mitchell S V

Above section 2732 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

2733   12:45p-2:05p MW   BUNDY 415   Brewer S L

Above section 2733 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2734   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 110   Munoz M E

Above section 2734 is part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2735   12:45p-2:05p T   BUNDY 415   Brewer S L

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L

Above section 2735 is a hybrid class taught online via the Internet and at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2736   2:15p-3:35p TTh   LS 152   Munoz M E

2737   4:00p-5:20p MW   LS 106   Carlucci M A

2738   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L

Above section 2738 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2739   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L

Above section 2739 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4354   6:45p-9:50p M   LS 117   Carlucci M A

4355   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 117   Simmons R D

Above section 4355 is part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

4356   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 117   Simmons R

MEDIA 2, Reading Media: Acquiring Media Literacy Skills    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Communciation 2.

This course will acquaint students with the inquiry process as applied to electronic and print media texts from sources such as television, radio, film, podcasting, World Wide Web sites and video games. Students will gain the necessary skills to understand their multi-media world and its many layers of meanings and messages. Students will learn to “read” and design visual, as well as print messages through the processes of analysis, deconstruction and decoding. This course is designed to meet Information Competency guidelines.

2740   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 152   Dawson F R

MEDIA 10, Journalism, Gender, and Race    3 units

Transfer: UC (meets UC Berkeley American Cultures graduation requirement); CSU • IGETC AREA 4A (Social and Behavior Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Communciation 10.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This multimedia course is an overview of print and broadcast journalism in the United States from World War I to the present. Using readings from selected texts, old newsreels, clips from movies, radio and television broadcasts as well as period literature, students will analyze and debate the changes in journalists and journalism with particular focus on social class, gender and ethnicity. Critical thinking will be stressed in this course.

2741   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 106   Coleman K

2742   8:00a-11:05a MW   LS 117   Gougis M J

Above section 2742 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17.

2743   8:00a-11:05a MW   LS 117   Gougis M J

Above section 2743 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12.

2744   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 106   Charles H E

2745   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUNDY 239   Horwitz J T

Above section 2745 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2746   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 119   Giggans J

2747   12:45p-2:05p MW   BUNDY 239   Horwitz J T

Above section 2747 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

2748   12:45p-3:50p MW   LS 152   Schofield J E

Above section 2748 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17.

2749   12:45p-3:50p MW   LS 117   Schofield J E

Above section 2749 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12.

2750   12:45p-3:50p MW   LS 117   Gougis M

Above section 2750 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17.

2751   12:45p-3:50p Th   LS 106   Obsatz S M

2752   2:15p-3:35p MW   BUNDY 415   Brewer S L

Above section 2752 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 2752 is part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2753   2:15p-3:35p MW   LS 110   Goldstein Martin M

2754   2:15p-3:35p TTh   LS 117   Charles H E

2755   4:00p-5:20p MW   LS 117   Schofield J E

Above section 2755 is part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2756   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Munoz M E

Above section 2756 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2757   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Munoz M E

Above section 2757 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2758   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Pernisco N

Above section 2758 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4357   6:45p-9:50p M   LS 152   Goldstein Martin M

4358   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 110   Goldstein Martin M

4359   6:45p-9:50p Th   LS 110   Martinez L C

MEDIA 11, Introduction to Broadcasting    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Broadcasting 1.

Radio, television and related electronic media are introduced in this course with emphasis on history, programming, FCC regulations, operations, economics, and social impact. The course also includes an examination of the newer technologies such as the Internet, cable, direct broadcast satellites, computers, wireless phones, and the communications technology revolution.

2759   12:45p-2:05p MW   LS 110   Dawson F R

2760   2:15p-3:35p TTh   LS 119   Shaw R D

MEDIA 12, BrOadcasting Programming and Management    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Broadcasting 2.

Principles of radio and television programming and management, including program sources, programming theories, station organization, community involvement, market demographics, and fulfillment of FCC requirements are covered in this course.

2761   12:45p-2:05p MW   LS 119   Giggans J H

MEDIA 13, Broadcasting Announcing and Production    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Broadcasting 3A.

This course offers training and practical experience in announcing for radio and television and for radio control room operation, combining voice, recordings, editing, and other elements in broadcasting performance and production.

2762   12:45p-3:50p W   LS 106   Brewington R H

4360   6:45p-9:50p M   LS 106   Brewington R H

MEDIA 14, Newscasting and Newswriting    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Broadcasting 4A.

This course familiarizes the student with the expectations of journalism by the public and teaches the student the basic newswriting guidelines used in broadcast journalism. Through newswriting assignments and exercises, the student will become adept in basic broadcast news writing.

4361   6:45p-9:50p T   DRSCHR 203   Giggans J H

MEDIA 16, Sportscasting Fall Sports (3,3)    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Broadcasting 5A.

Sports reporting for the broadcast media, including a study of sources of information, statistic and personal background on athletes, as well as techniques of interviewing, color reporting, and play-by-play announcing are covered in this course. Special emphasis will be given to the particular demands and playing environments of fall sports such as football. Field work in coverage of football and other fall sports involves interview shows with coaches, players, and sports figures.

4362   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 106   Riggs L E

MEDIA 18, Broadcast Advertising    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Broadcasting 8.

This course examines advertising as an economic support for commercial broadcast, cable, and related telecommunications media. Audience surveys, rate structures, client, ad rep firms and advertising agency relationships are discussed and explored.

Media Studies 18 is the same course as Business 33. Students may receive credit for one, but not both.

4363   6:45p-9:50p Th   DRSCHR 203   Adelman A

MEDIA 19, Broadcasting Workshop (3,3)    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Media Studies 13 or 14.

Formerly Broadcasting 9.

This course offers further training and practical experience in producing and announcing for radio. Students use digital audio workstations to produce commercials, newscasts, promos and various other audio projects. Lecture topics include an overview of current industry trends, plus instruction on voiceovers, digital editing and mixing, podcasting, Internet streaming and satellite radio. Students will also have the opportunity to host a weekly radio show to help prepare them for professional radio station work. One repeat of the course is allowed.

2763   8:00a-9:20a MW   LS 106   Beaton J L

MEDIA 20, Introduction to Writing and Producing Short Form Media    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Broadcasting 20.

This course offers basic training and practical experience in writing, producing, shooting, music selection, and directing voice-over talent for short-form media projects. These project forms include on-air promos, commercials, public service announcements, webisodes, and special marketing campaigns. The course will take a hands-on approach to enable the development of basic copywriting and production skills, and will provide students with an introductory understanding of television, radio, and alternative media branding and marketing strategies. Storytelling, scriptwriting, and coordinating essential production elements will be emphasized.

2764   12:45p-3:50p MW   LS 152   Captor R

Above section 2764 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12. Please contact Professor Chi for enrollment information at chi_sang@smc.edu or 310-434-4890.

MEDIA 46, Television Production    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Broadcasting 46.

This course provides basic training in the use of television equipment and facilities; camera operations; audio and video control; lighting; graphics; editing; portable video, and audio production techniques.

2765   12:45p-3:50p M   LS 106   Fetzer G C

   Arrange-2 Hours        Fetzer G C

MEDIA 48, Television Field Production Workshop (3,3)    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Broadcasting 48.

Students will produce a variety of electronic media projects primarily for airing on public cable access and public television station channels. Projects will also be developed for pod-casting, inclusion in video/film festivals, and distribution to other media entities. The emphasis in this course is on the development of creative video camera techniques, writing, producing, and editing skills for the production of digital media. Students will also have the opportunity to produce video segments for the Corsair newspaper online edition.

2766   12:45p-3:50p T   LS 106   Smith J C

   Arrange-2 Hours        Smith J C

MEDIA 90B, Internship in Media Studies    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Media 11 or 13 or 14 Students must arrange an approved internship prior to enrolling in this class. F-1 students must see the Immigration Coordinator at the International Education Center before enrolling.

Formerly Broadcasting 90B.

Students become acquainted with the career fields of radio, television or other media by working in a professional broadcasting or media company. Students spend a minimum of 60 hours during the term under the supervision of a media professional. Learning objectives and exit internship evaluation are required. Limited availability. Broadcast 90B requires 120 hours (8 hours/week for 16-week semester).

Students must have taken or be concurrently enrolled in a minimum of one broadcasting class, with a minimum of 7 units (including the internship), maintained throughout the semester at SMC. Limited availability.

2767   Arrange-8 Hours        Riggs L E

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