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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 Communication 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.

2774   8:00a-9:20a MW   LS 106   Rosenberg V L

2775   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 110   Movius L

2776   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 117   Charles H E

2777   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 110   Movius L

2778   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 152   Muñoz M E

2779   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 127   Brewington R H

Above section 2779 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2780   11:15a-12:35p TTh   LS 106   Dickinson L M

Above section 2780 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2781   11:15a-12:35p TTh   LS 105   Lange J G

Above section 2781 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2782   11:15a-12:35p T   BUNDY 415   Brewer S L

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L

Above section 2782 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). Above section 2782 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2783   12:45p-2:05p MW   BUNDY 127   Brewer S L

Above section 2783 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2784   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 105   Mitchell S V

2785   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 110   Muñoz M E

2786   2:15p-3:35p MW   LS 110   Lange J G

2787   2:15p-3:35p TTh   LS 110   Muñoz M E

2788   3:45p-5:05p TTh   LS 117   Simmons R D

2789   4:00p-5:20p MW   LS 117   Schofield J E

2790   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L

Above section 2790 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2791   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L

Above section 2791 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4370   5:15p-6:35p TTh   LS 117   Simmons R D

4371   6:45p-9:50p M   LS 119   Savage T

MEDIA 10, Media, Gender, and Race    3 units

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

Formerly Communication 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.

2792   8:00a-9:20a MW   LS 110   Movius L

2793   8:00a-11:05a MW   LS 117   Gougis M J

Above section 2793 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 16.

2794   8:00a-11:05a MW   LS 117   Gougis M J

Above section 2794 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 11.

2795   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 110   Movius L

2796   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 117   Gougis M J

2797   11:15a-12:35p TTh   LS 110   Charles H E

Above section 2797 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2798   12:45p-2:05p MW   LS 110   Movius L

2799   12:45p-2:05p MW   BUNDY 240   Horwitz J T

Above section 2799 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.

2800   12:45p-3:50p MW   LA 236   Schofield J E

Above section 2800 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 16.

2801   12:45p-3:50p MW   LA 236   Schofield J E

Above section 2801 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 11.

2802   2:15p-3:35p MW   BUNDY 240   Horwitz J T

Above section 2802 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2803   2:15p-3:35p MW   LS 119   Coleman D

2804   2:15p-3:35p MW   BUNDY 415   Brewer S L

Above section 2804 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2805   2:15p-3:35p TTh   LS 105   Dickinson L M

2806   3:45p-5:05p MW   LS 110   Goldstein Martin M

2807   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Muñoz M E

Above section 2807 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2808   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Muñoz M E

Above section 2808 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2809   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Pernisco N

Above section 2809 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4372   5:15p-6:20p MW   BUNDY 127   Obsatz S B

Above section 4372 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

NEW 4507   6:00p-9:05p W   MALIBU 22   Dickinson L

Above section 4507 meets at Webster Elementary School, 3602 Winter Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265.

4373   6:45p-9:50p M   LS 152   Goldstein Martin M

4374   6:45p-9:50p W   BUNDY 415   Giggans J

Above section 4374 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4375   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 117   Goldstein Martin M

4376   6:45p-9:50p Th   LS 106   Sharma Su

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.

2810   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 152   Dawson F R

4377   5:15p-6:35p MW   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.

2811   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 106   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.

2812   12:45p-3:50p W   LS 106   Brewington R H

4378   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.

4379   6:45p-9:50p T   DRSCHR 203   Giggans J H

MEDIA 16, Sportscasting Fall Sports    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.

4380   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 106   Carlucci M A

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.

4381   6:45p-9:50p Th   DRSCHR 203   Adelman A

MEDIA 19, Broadcasting Workshop    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.

2813   8:00a-11:05a F   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.

2814   2:15p-5:20p Th   LS 106   Captor R

It is recommended that students enrolled in above section 2814 also enroll in Hist 47, section 2465 The two courses are linked to create an innovative digital history project course. Students choose, research and complete their own original work on local history topics and then have the opportunity to turn their research into short documentaries in Media 20. Past topics have included Santa Monica's mob history, the Venice canals, the Getty Villa, & the birth of skateboarding.

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.

2815   12:45p-3:50p M   LS 106   Fetzer G C

   Arrange-2 Hours        Fetzer G C

MEDIA 48, Television Field Production Workshop    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.

2816   2:15p-5:05p T   LS 106   Shaw R D

   Arrange-2 Hours        Shaw R D

MEDIA 88A, Independent Studies in Media Studies    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2817   Arrange-1 Hour        Grass Hemmert N L

MEDIA 88B, Independent Studies in Media Studies    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2818   Arrange-2 Hours        Grass Hemmert N L

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.

2819   Arrange-8 Hours        Dawson F R

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