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Journalism

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

JOURN 1, The News    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None. • Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This introductory course acquaints the student with journalism techniques with a focus on the newspaper medium, including broadcast and online formats. The course encourages a thoughtful awareness and critical analysis of news reporting. Theory is combined with assignments that apply the basic principles of newswriting.

2509   11:15a-12:35p TTh   BUNDY 127   Stambler L S

Above section 2509 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 2509 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2510   3:45p-5:05p MW   BUNDY 127   Obsatz S B

Above section 2510 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2511   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Rubin S M

Above section 2511 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

JOURN 4A, Newscasting and Newswriting   3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

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

Journalism 4A is the same course as Media Studies 14. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

4291   6:45p-9:50p T   DRSCHR 203   Giggans J H

   Arrange-2 Hours        

JOURN 8, Writing to Sell    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None. • Advisory: Minimum keyboarding skills.

English Assessment Group A.

Students study article-writing opportunities for magazines, newspapers and online media. In this lecture and discussion class, students write freelance articles for submission to commercial and campus publications.

2512   12:45p-2:05p TTh   BUNDY 415   Stambler L S

Above section 2512 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4292   6:30p-9:35p T   BUNDY 415   Stambler L S

Above section 4292 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

JOURN 15, Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course provides an introduction to multimedia storytelling with a nonfiction focus. Students learn how to produce multimedia content such as digital videos, audio slideshows, blogs, web pages, podcasts and other emerging digital media content. The course trains students to produce multimedia content for an online news site such as The Corsair, but is also useful for students with a more casual interest in multimedia production. Students also learn about ethical and social issues affecting multimedia storytelling.

2513   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 152   Rubin S M

JOURN 16, Producing the Campus Newspaper    4 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Journalism 1.

Students produce the print editions of the college’s weekly newspaper, The Corsair, and help produce the online edition. Each week students assign, research and write stories; copy edit; lay out pages and send the pages via the Internet to the printer. This class may be repeated once for credit.

2514   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 172   Rubin S M

   Arrange-3 Hours    LS 172   Rubin S M

JOURN 17, Editing the Campus Newspaper    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Journalism 1.

This course provides advanced instruction for student editors of the Corsair newspaper and its online edition. Students assign and copy edit stories and photos, work with writers and photographers on their assignments, design pages, “package” stories with graphics and photos, and solve ethical problems using accepted professional practices. Students will comprise the editing staff of the Corsair, including the editor in chief, page editors, copy editors, graphics editor, photo editor and online coordinator. Journalism 17 students may be concurrently enrolled in either Journalism 16 or Journalism 22/Photography 14. Journalism 17 may be repeated once for credit.

2515   4:00p-8:05p M   LS 172   Rubin S M

2516   4:00p-8:05p T   LS 172   Rubin S M

JOURN 21, News Photography    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 1.

This survey course in basic news photography is designed for journalism or photography majors and students interested in having work published in magazines and newspapers. Students learn basic camera and storytelling techniques, photocomposition, and picture layout principles. A 35-mm single-lens reflex camera with manual focus capability is required. Journalism 21 is the same course as Photography 13. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

Journalism 21 is the same course as Photography 13. Students may receive credit for one but not both.

2517   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 117   Burkhart G J

JOURN 22, Photography for Publication    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Journalism 21 or Photography 13.

This advanced course provides an in-depth study of photojournalism with an emphasis on creation of photo story ideas, photo essays and feature photos for publication. Photo editing and layout for newspapers, magazines, and online publishing will be covered. Students will comprise the staff of the campus newspaper, The Corsair, and online publications. This course may be repeated once for credit. A 35-mm single-lens reflex camera with manual focus capability is required. Journalism 22 is the same course as Photography 14. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

Journalism 22 is the same course as Photography 14. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

2518   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 117   Burkhart G J

   Arrange-3 Hours    LS 117   Burkhart G J

JOURN 43, Public Relations and Publicity   3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This is a survey course of basic principles and objectives of public relations, including publicity and promotion techniques. Emphasis is on the tools, such as media and publication, in planning public relations programs. This course is the same as Business 29. Credit may be earned for either, but not both.

Journalism 43 is the same course as Business 29. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

4293   6:45p-9:50p W   DRSCHR 203   Adelman A

JOURN 90A, Internship in Journalism    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

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 careers in magazines, newspapers or online publications by working in a 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. Journalism 90A requires 60 hours (arranged 4 hours/week for 16-week semester); Journalism 90B requires 120 hours (8 hours/week for 16-week semester).

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

2519   Arrange-4 Hours        Rubin S M

JOURN 90B, Internship in Journalism    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

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 careers in magazines, newspapers or online publications by working in a 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. Journalism 90A requires 60 hours (arranged 4 hours/week for 16-week semester); Journalism 90B requires 120 hours (8 hours/week for 16-week semester).

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

2520   Arrange-8 Hours    LS 131F   Rubin S M

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