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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.

2799   8:00a-9:20a MW   LS 106   Rosenberg V L

2800   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 415   Dickinson L M
Above section 2800 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2801   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LS 152   Movius L

Above section 2801 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.

2802   8:00a-11:05a F   LS 152   Chen A H

2804   9:30a-10:50a MW   LS 110   Coleman D

2805   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 415   Dickinson L M

Above section 2805 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section is part of the First Year Experience (FYE) Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/FYE for additional program information.

2806   11:15a-12:35p M   LS 110   Movius L

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Movius L
Above section 2806 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2807   11:15a-12:35p TTh   BUNDY 415   Dickinson L M
Above section 2807 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2808   11:15a-12:35p TTh   BUNDY 127   Brewington R H
Above section 2808 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2809   11:15a-12:35p W   LS 110   Brewer S L

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L
Above section 2809 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2810   11:30a-2:35p F   LS 119   Chen A H

2811   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 110   Brewer S L

NEW   3383   10:00p-11:20p TTh   PALIS   Saxon L
Above section 3383 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

2812   2:15p-3:35p TTh   BUNDY 240   Stambler L S
Above section 2812 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2814   3:45p-5:05p TTh   BUNDY 240   Charles H E
Above section 2814 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2815   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L
Above section 2815 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2816   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L
Above section 2816 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2817   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Movius L
Above section 2817 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2818   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Movius L
Above section 2818 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3367   2:05p-3:25p MW   VENICE   Conley T
Above section 3367 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Venice High School, 13000 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4333   6:30p-9:35p Th   LS 117   Stambler L S

NEW   4484   6:45p-9:50p M   HSS 103   Conley T

NEW   3440   Arrange 4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Movius L
Above section 3440 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW   3468   Arrange 6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Movius L
Above section 3468 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, 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.

2819   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 105   Schofield J E

3396   2:08p-3:28p MW   VENICE   Staff
Above section 3396 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.

2821   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.

2822   11:15a-12:35p TTh   BUNDY 119   Raz J G
Above section 2822 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3376   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUNDY 217   Raz J G
Above section 3376 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.

2824   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 119   Raz J G
Above section 2824 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2825   8:00a-11:05a MW   LS 117   Gougis M J
Above section 2825 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 05.

2826   8:00a-11:05a MW   LS 117   Gougis M J
Above section 2826 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 07.

2828   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 117   Coleman D
Above section 2828 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.

2829   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 201   Gougis M J

2830   12:45p-2:05p MW   BUNDY 240   Horwitz J T

Above section 2830 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.

2831   12:45p-2:05p TTh   BUNDY 240   Chicas H K
Above section 2831 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2832   12:45p-3:50p MW   LS 117   Schofield J E
Above section 2832 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 05.

2833   12:45p-3:50p MW   LS 117   Schofield J E
Above section 2833 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 07.

2835   2:15p-3:35p MW   MC 9   Giggans J H

2836   2:15p-3:35p TTh   LS 110   Brewer S L

Above section 2836 is part of the First Year Experience (FYE) Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/FYE for additional program information.

2837   2:15p-5:20p T   LS 117   Obsatz S B

2827   2:20p-3:40p TTh   SMHS   McClellan R

   2:20p-3:40p TTh   SMHS   Staff
Above section 2827 meets for 17 weeks, Feb 14 to Jun 09. Above section 2827 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405.

2838   3:45p-5:05p MW   LS 105   Chicas H K

2839   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Muñoz M E
Above section 2839 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2840   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Muñoz M E
Above section 2840 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2841   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Pernisco N
Above section 2841 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2842   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Pernisco N
Above section 2842 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3366   12:45p-2:05p MW   LS 152   Chicas H K

4337   6:30p-9:35p Th   LS 152   Charles H E

4338   6:45p-9:50p M   LS 152   Goldstein Martin M

4340   6:45p-9:50p W   LS 110   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.

2843   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 119   Shaw R D
Above section 2843 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2844   9:30a-12:35p W   LS 106   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.

2845   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.

NEW   3417   12:10p-1:00p MTWThF   BHHS   Carey R T
Above section 3417 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Beverly Hills High School, 241 Moreno Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

2846   2:15p-5:05p T   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.

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

4342   6:45p-9:50p T   DRSCHR 203   Giggans J H

   Arrange-2 Hours        

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.

NEW   4480   6:45p-9:55p MW   LS 106   Carlucci M A

   Arrange-4 Hours        
Above section 4480 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 07.

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.

2847   2:15p-5:20p T   LS 119   Shaw R D

   2:15p-5:20p Th   LS 106   Shaw R D
Above section 2847 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 18 to Jun 08.

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.

2849   3:45p-6:50p M   LS 110   Shaw R D

4345   5:45p-8:50p T   LS 106   Captor R

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.

2850   3:00p-6:05p W   MHS   Stowell R

   Arrange-2 Hours        
Above section 2850 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Dr, Malibu, CA, 90265.

4347   5:45p-8:50p Th   LS 106   Captor R

   Arrange-2 Hours        

4468   6:30p-9:35p TTh   BUNDY 414   Edwards S

   Arrange-4.5 Hours        
Above section 4468 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 14 to Apr 06, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 4468 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 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.

2851   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.

2852   9:30a-12:35p M   LS 106   Shaw R D

   Arrange-2 Hours        

MEDIA 88A, Independent Studies in Media Studies    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2853   Arrange-1 Hour        Muñoz M E

MEDIA 88B, Independent Studies in Media Studies    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2854   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.

2855   Arrange-8 Hours    LS 131   Staff

4348   4:30p-8:50p M   BUNDY 151   Muñoz M E

   Arrange-4 Hours       Muñoz M E
Above section 4348 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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