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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.

2512   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 105   Blaize-Hopkins A N

2513   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LA 236   Obsatz S B

2514   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Obsatz S B
Above section 2514 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2515   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Obsatz S B
Above section 2515 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

4247   5:15p-6:35p MW   LS 106   Obsatz S B

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.

4248   6:45p-9:50p T   DRSCHR 203   Giggans J H

   Arrange-2 Hours        

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.

2516   2:15p-3:35p MW   LS 152   Blaize-Hopkins A N

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.

2517   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 172   Blaize-Hopkins A N

   Arrange-3 Hours    LS 172   Blaize-Hopkins A N

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.

2518   4:00p-8:05p M   LS 172   Blaize-Hopkins A N

2519   4:00p-8:05p T   LS 172   Blaize-Hopkins A N

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.

2520   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, 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.

2521   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 117   Burkhart G J

   Arrange-3 Hours        Burkhart G J

JOURN 43, Public Relations and Publicity    3 units

Transfer: CSU

C-ID: JOUR 150.   •   Prerequisite: None.

Formerly same course as Business 29.

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.

4249   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.

2522   Arrange-4 Hours        Staff

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.

2523   Arrange-8 Hours        Staff

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