Students learning to use a video camera

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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 C-ID: JOUR 100. IGETC AREA 4 (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.

2921 8:00a-9:20a MW LS 110 Rosenberg V L

2922 8:00a-9:20a TTh LS 152 Movius L
Above section 2922 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.

2923 8:00a-9:20a TTh BUNDY 119 Simmons R D
Above section 2923 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2924 9:00a-12:05p F CMD 103 Chen A H
Above section 2924 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Theme: A Disney Culture

2925 9:30a-10:50a MW LA 236 Coleman D

2926 9:30a-10:50a W LS 110 Movius L

Arrange-1.5 Hours ONLINE Movius L
Above section 2926 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW 3645 9:30a-11:35a TTh CMD 103 Staff
Above section 3645 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 19 to Dec 07, at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Above section 3645 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2927 11:15a-12:35p M LS 110 Brewer S L

Arrange-1.5 Hours ONLINE Brewer S L
Above section 2927 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2928 11:15a-12:35p TTh LS 105 Brewington R H

2929 11:15a-12:35p TTh LS 119 Charles H E

2930 12:30p-1:50p TTh PALISDS Saxon L N
Above section 2930 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

2931 12:45p-2:05p TTh LS 110 Brewer S L
Theme: Media and Environment

2935 2:15p-3:35p TTh LS 105 Stambler L S
Theme: Fake News, Satire and Truth

2936 2:15p-5:20p Th LS 117 Simmons R D

2939 3:45p-5:05p TTh LS 110 Obsatz S B

2940 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Brewer S L
Above section 2940 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2941 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Brewer S L
Above section 2941 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2942 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Movius L
Above section 2942 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2943 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Movius L
Above section 2943 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2944 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Dickinson L M
Above section 2944 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW 3552 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Dickinson L M
Above section 3552 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4365 5:15p-6:35p TTh LS 152 Stambler L S
Theme: Fake News, Satire and Truth

4366 6:45p-9:50p M MC 9 Conley T
Theme: Sports and Media

NEW 3636 Arrange-4.5 Hours ONLINE Movius L
Above section 3636 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 18 to Dec 08, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

2945 11:15a-12:35p MW LS 119 Schofield J E

NEW 3575 3:00p-06:05p W MHS Stowell R
Above section 3575 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Dr, Malibu, CA, 90265.

NEW 3581 3:11p-4:31p MW VENICE Conley T
Above section 3581 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Venice High School, 13000 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

MEDIA 3, Global Media 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course provides a detailed introduction to global media systems around the world, examining the main economic and cultural dimensions of the international media environment. Key theoretical approaches to international and global communication will be examined. Consideration will be given to the key issues, main actors, and significant developments in global media.

Media 3 is the same course as Global Studies 3. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

2946 9:30a-10:50a TTh LS 152 Movius L

MEDIA 4, Introduction to Game Studies 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None.

This introductory course examines the medium of video games. The course studies how video games have developed historically, culturally, and technically. Issues of narrative, design, interactivity, and spatiality, which inform both the medium as a whole and individual games in particular, are examined. The function of video games as media texts within popular culture is also assessed.

2947 11:15a-12:35p MW BUNDY 240 Raz J G
Above section 2947 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2948 11:15a-12:35p TTh BUNDY 119 Raz J G
Above section 2948 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

MEDIA 10, Media, Gender, and Race 3 units

Transfer: UC (meets UC Berkeley American Cultures graduation requirement); CSU IGETC AREA 4 (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.

2949 8:00a-11:05a MW LS 117 Gougis M J
Above section 2949 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 18. Theme: Profit, Social Power and Stereotypes

2950 8:00a-11:05a MW LS 117 Gougis M J
Above section 2950 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13. Theme: Profit, Social Power and Stereotypes

2951 9:30a-10:50a TTh LA 236 Charles H E

2952 11:15a-12:35p MW LS 117 Coleman D
Above section 2952 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information. Above section is part of the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

2953 12:45p-2:05p MW LS 110 Davison P R

2954 12:45p-3:50p MW LS 117 Schofield J E
Above section 2954 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13.

2955 12:45p-3:50p MW LS 117 Schofield J E
Above section 2955 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 18.

2956 2:15p-3:35p MW LS 119 Goldstein Martin M

2957 2:15p-3:35p TTh BUNDY 415 Dickinson L M
Above section 2957 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Theme: How you see the world, and how the world sees you!

2958 2:15p-3:35p TTh LS 110 Brewer S L
Above section 2958 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.

2960 3:45p-5:05p MW LS 110 Fuller A

2961 3:45p-5:05p TTh LS 152 Chicas H K

NEW 3530 3:45p-5:05p MW CMD 128 Obsatz S B
Above section 3530 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

2963 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Raz J G
Above section 2963 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2965 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Pernisco N
Above section 2965 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2967 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Gougis M J
Above section 2967 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd. Theme: Profit, Social Power and Stereotypes

NEW 2964 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Pernisco N
Above section 2964 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4368 6:45p-9:50p M LS 117 Goldstein Martin M

4370 6:45p-9:50p W LS 119 Goldstein Martin 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.

2968 9:30a-12:35p W CMD 131 Shaw R D
Above section 2968 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Theme: Hollywood 101

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.

2969 12:45p-2:05p MW CMD 131 Giggans J H
Above section 2969 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Theme: #Boss

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.

2970 3:30p-6:35p W LS 106 Brewington R H
Theme: Find Your Voice

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.

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

4371 6:45p-9:50p T CMD 209 Giggans J H

Arrange-2 Hours
Above section 4371 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

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.

2971 3:45p-6:35p TTh LS 105 Carlucci M A

Arrange-4 Hours
Above section 2971 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 24 to Dec 14. Theme: Behind the Scoreboard

MEDIA 18, Broadcast Advertising 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

Media Studies 18 is the same course as Business 33. Students may receive credit for one, but not both.

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.

4372 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.

2972 2:15p-5:20p Th CMD 131 Shaw R D

2:15p-5:20p T CMD 131 Shaw R D
Above section 2972 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. for 8 weeks, Oct 24 to Dec 14. Theme: Hey Mr. DJ: Podcasting & Radio

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.

NEW 3567 3:15p-06:20p Th CULVER Staff
Above section 3567 meets for 14 weeks, Sept 11 to Dec 22 and is part of the Dual Enrollment program, which meets at Culver High School, 4601 Elenda St., Culver City, 90230.

NEW 3556 2:30p-03:50p WTh SMHS Captor R

2:20p-03:40p M SMHS Captor R
Above section 3556 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405.

NEW 3555 2:05p-03:25Pp MW VENICE Smith I J
Above section 3555 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Venice High School, 13000 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

NEW 3566 12:10p-1:00p MTWThF BHHS Carey R T
Above section 3566 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets for 12 weeks, Sept 18 to Dec 22 at Beverly Hills High School, 241 Moreno Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

2973 3:30p-6:35p M CMD 131 Shaw R D
Above section 2973 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

4373 6:30p-9:35p TTh CMD 131 Staff
Above section 2420 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Above section 4373 is part of the Promo Pathway program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/promo for additional program information.

MEDIA 21, Short Form Visual Media Production 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Media Studies 20.

Formerly Broadcasting 21.

This course offers advanced instruction and focused practical experience in concept development, writing and producing for short form visual media projects. These project forms include on-air promos, commercials, public service announcements (PSA’s), webisodes, and special visual marketing campaigns. The major course objective is to enable professional visual writing and production skills through immersion in short-form producing and writing assignments applicable to television, radio, internet, mobile device, and other digital media formats. Story and script development, and short form project conception and production will be emphasized.

2974 2:15p-5:20p T CMD 128 Captor R

Arrange-2 Hours
Above section 2974 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Theme: Stories that Matter

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.

2975 12:45p-3:50p M LS 106 Fetzer G C

Arrange-2 Hours Fetzer G C
Theme: On Location

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.

2976 9:30a-12:35p M LS 106 Shaw R D

Arrange-2 Hours Shaw R D
Theme: Viral Videos

MEDIA 88A, Independent Studies in Media Studies 1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2977 Arrange-1 Hour Muñoz M E

MEDIA 88B, Independent Studies in Media Studies 2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2978 Arrange-2 Hours Muñoz M E

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.

2980 Arrange-8 Hours Staff

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