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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 C-ID: JOUR 110. Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

An introductory course in planning stories, news gathering, organizing and writing news across multiple platforms. Students learn to report and write news stories based on their own reporting, including original interviews and research, and how to use AP style. Stories include both news and features, and may include covering events, public lectures, meetings and other local stories. Students will be made aware of legal and ethical issues related to journalism.

2625 9:30a-10:50a MW CMD 128 Rubin S M
Above section 2625 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

NEW 3633 9:30a-10:50a TTh CMD 128 Stambler L S
Above section 3633 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

2626 2:15p-3:35p MW CMD 128 Blaize-Hopkins A N
Above section 2626 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

2627 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Rubin S M
Above section 2627 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2628 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Obsatz S B
Above section 2628 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2629 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Obsatz S B
Above section 2629 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

JOURN 2, Intermediate Newswriting and Reporting 3 units

Transfer: CSU C-ID: JOUR 210.

An intermediate news writing and reporting class with a focus on public affairs beats, including local and regional governments, police, schools, courts and other civic agencies. Legal and ethical aspects of the profession are covered. Students will cover both on- and off-campus assignments and topics and explore reporting across multiple platforms

4280 5:15p-6:35p MW CMD 128 Obsatz S B
Above section 4280 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Theme: Covering Your Community

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.

4281 6:45p-9:50p T CMD 209 Giggans J H

Arrange-2 Hours

Theme: Digital Newsmakers

JOURN 8, Writing to Sell 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: 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.

2630 12:45p-2:05p MW CMD 128 Blaize-Hopkins A N
Above section 2630 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

JOURN 15, Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling 3 units

Transfer: CSU C-ID: JOUR 120. 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.

2631 11:15a-12:30p MW CMD 128 Rubin S M
Above section 2631 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

2632 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Rubin S M
Above section 2632 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

JOURN 16, Producing the Campus Newspaper 4 units

Transfer: CSU C-ID: JOUR 130. Prerequisite: None.

Student media practicum and lab where students produce media content with a journalistic focus that is distributed regularly to the campus community. Students work on regular news and feature assignments to produce content across multiple platforms, including print, online, visual (photography) audio, video and emerging formats. Includes practical experience in design, visual storytelling, digital media production, and multimedia reporting. Student produced media with students as production leaders is central to the class.

2633 9:30a-10:50a TTh CMD 130 Blaize-Hopkins A N

Arrange-3 Hours LS 172 Blaize-Hopkins A N
Above section 2633 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

JOURN 17, Editing the Campus Newspaper 2 units

Transfer: CSU C-ID: JOUR 131. 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.

2634 4:00p-8:05p M CMD 130 Blaize-Hopkins A N
Above section 2634 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

2635 4:00p-8:05p T CMD 130 Blaize-Hopkins A N
Above section 2635 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

JOURN 21, News Photography 3 units

Transfer: CSU C-ID: JOUR 160. 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 news publications. Students learn basic camera and storytelling techniques through individual assignments and a semester long project, along with photo composition, and picture layout principles. A Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera with manual exposure capability is required.

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

2636 12:45p-2:05p TTh CMD 131 Burkhart G J
Above section 2636 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

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, news, sports 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 Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera with manual exposure capability is required.

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

2637 9:30a-10:50a TTh CMD 131 Burkhart G J
Above section 2637 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Arrange-3 Hours LS 117 Burkhart G J

JOURN 43, Public Relations and Publicity 3 units

Transfer: CSU C-ID: JOUR 150. Prerequisite: None.

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

This is a introductory course covering basic principles and objectives of public relations, including publicity and promotion techniques, effective communication strategies, message design and distribution, and modern and emerging public relations practices.

4282 6:45p-9:50p W CMD 208 Adelman A
Above section 4282 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Theme: The Art of the Pitch

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