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Broadcasting

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

BRDCST 1, Introduction to Broadcasting    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

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.

1243   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 106   Beaton J L

1244   2:15p-3:35p TTh   LS 119   Shaw R D

BRDCST 2, Broadcasting Programming and Management    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

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.

1245   12:45p-2:05p MW   LS 119   Giggans J H

BRDCST 3A, Broadcasting Announcing and Production   3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

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.

1246   12:45p-3:35p W   LS 106   Brewington R H

4055   6:45p-9:50p M   LS 106   Brewington R H

BRDCST 4A, Newscasting and Newswriting   3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

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.

4056   6:45p-9:50p T   DRSCHR 203   Giggans J H

   Arrange-2 Hours        

BRDCST 5B, Sportscasting Spring Sports (3,3)    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

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 spring sports such as basketball and track and field. Field work in coverage of spring sports involves interview shows with coaches, players, and sports figures.

4057   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 106   Riggs L E

   Arrange-2 Hours        

BRDCST 8, Broadcast Advertising    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

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.

Broadcast Advertising 8 is the same course as Business 33. Students may receive credit for one, but not both.

4058   6:45p-9:50p Th   DRSCHR 203   Adelman A

BRDCST 9, Broadcasting Workshop (3,3)   3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Broadcasting 3A or 4A.

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.

1247   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 106   Pernisco N

BRDCST 46, Television Production    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

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.

1248   12:45p-3:50p M   LS 106   Fetzer G C

   Arrange-2 Hours        Fetzer G C

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

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

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.

1249   12:45p-3:50p T   LS 106   Dawson F R

   Arrange-2 Hours        Dawson F R

BRDCST 90B, Broadcasting Internship    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Broadcasting 1 or 3A or 4A. 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.

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.

1250   Arrange-8 Hours    LS 170   Riggs L E

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