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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. • C-ID: JOUR 100.

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.

2704   8:00a-9:20a MW   LS 110   Rosenberg V L

2705   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 121   Savage T L

Above section 2705 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2706   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 152   Movius L

2707   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 106   Dickinson L M

2708   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 127   Brewington R H

Above section 2708 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2709   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 121   Savage T L

Above section 2709 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2710   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 152   Movius L

2711   11:15a-12:35p TTh   BUNDY 127   Mitchell S V

Above section 2711 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 2711 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2712   12:45p-2:05p MW   BUNDY 127   Brewer S L

Above section 2712 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2713   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 106   Dickinson L M

2714   12:45p-2:05p T   LS 152   Brewer S L

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L

Above section 2714 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2715   2:15p-3:35p TTh   LS 110   Lange J G

2716   3:45p-5:05p TTh   LS 117   Charles H E

2717   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L

Above section 2717 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2718   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L

Above section 2718 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2719   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Movius L

Above section 2719 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

NEW 3341   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Movius L

Above section 3341 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4347   5:15p-6:35p TTh   LS 106   Lange J G

4348   6:45p-9:50p M   LS 119   Coleman D

4349   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 117   Lange J G

4350   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 110   Simmons R D

4351   6:45p-9:50p Th   LS 117   Simmons R D

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

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Communication 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.

2720   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 117   Schofield J E

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 course is an historical overview of media in the United States. Using readings from selected texts, clips from movies, radio and television broadcasts, as well as period literature, students analyze and debate representations in the media with a focus on class, gender, and race/ethnicity. Critical thinking is stressed in this course.

2721   8:00a-9:20a MW   LS 106   Movius L

2722   8:00a-11:05a MW   LS 117   Gougis M J

Above section 2722 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09.

2723   8:00a-11:05a MW   LS 117   Gougis M J

Above section 2723 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11.

2724   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 106   Movius L

2725   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 119   Gougis M J

2726   12:45p-2:05p MW   BUNDY 415   Horwitz J T

Above section 2726 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.

2727   12:45p-3:50p MW   LS 117   Schofield J E

Above section 2727 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09.

2728   12:45p-3:50p MW   LS 117   Schofield J E

Above section 2728 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11.

2729   2:15p-3:35p MW   BUNDY 127   Brewer S L

Above section 2729 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2730   2:15p-3:35p MW   BUNDY 415   Coleman D

Above section 2730 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2731   2:15p-3:35p MW   LS 119   Giggans J H

2732   2:15p-3:35p TTh   LS 117   Charles H E

2733   3:45p-5:05p MW   LS 110   Goldstein Martin M

2734   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Pernisco N

Above section 2734 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2735   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Obsatz S B

Above section 2735 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2736   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Obsatz S B

Above section 2736 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

NEW 3344   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Pernisco N

Above section 3344 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4352   5:15p-6:35p MW   LS 106   Shaw R D

4353   6:45p-9:50p M   LS 152   Goldstein Martin M

4354   6:45p-9:50p T   LS 106   Sharma Su

4355   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 117   Goldstein Martin M

4356   6:45p-9:50p Th   LS 119   Dickinson L M

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.

2737   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 110   Shaw R D

4357   6:30p-9:35p T   BUNDY 121   Beaton J L

Above section 4357 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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.

2738   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.

2739   12:45p-3:50p W   LS 106   Brewington R H

4358   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.

4359   6:45p-9:50p T   DRSCHR 203   Giggans J H

MEDIA 17, Sportscasting Spring Sports    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Broadcasting 5B.

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.

4360   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 106   Carlucci M A

   Arrange-2 Hours        

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.

4361   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.

2740   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.

3257   2:15p-5:20p T   LS 119   Captor R

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.

2741   12:45p-3:35p 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.

2742   2:15p-5:05p T   LS 106   Shaw R D

   Arrange-1 Hour        Shaw R D

MEDIA 88A, Independent Studies in Media Studies    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2743   Arrange-1 Hour        Grass Hemmert N L

MEDIA 88B, Independent Studies in Media Studies    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2744   Arrange-2 Hours        Grass Hemmert N L

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