Journalism Classes for Fall 2010

Jane Pojawa

Register early – classes that don’t fill will be cancelled. If you want to write for El Vaquero, the student newspaper, this is the prerequisite class:

JOURN 102 – 3.0 – REPORTING THE NEWS
Description: Journalism 102 is an introductory course in the gathering and writing news, features, and editorials. Emphasis is on clear and concise written expression with laboratory drill in English fundamentals. Study of news sources, acceptable forms for stories, style and methods of various media, elementary editing, and law and ethics of communication. Newspapers and other media at the local community level as well as the national metropolitan levels are utilized. Transfer Credit: CSU
Recommended preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 101.
Ticket Type Days Hours Room Instructor Note
1819 LEC TTH 01:40pm-03:05pm SR314 CAUGHEY -LAB TTH 03:05pm-04:10pm SR314 CAUGHEY –

If you have completed JOURN 102 you may sign up for the newspaper staff, which is JOURN 103 & JOURN 104

JOURN 103 – 3.0 – STUDENT PUBLICATIONS STAFF
Description: Journalism 103 is a course in writing news, feature, and editorial copy, copy reading and editing, headline writing, newspaper layout and make-up and the mechanics of newspaper production. Study of law and ethics of the press and over-all emphasis on the function and responsibility of the newspaper. Second semester stress is on interpretive reporting. Class produces the campus newspaper El Vaquero. Transfer Credit: CSU
Prerequisite: JOURN 102 or equivalent.
Ticket Type Days Hours Room Instructor Note
1821 LEC TTH 10:45am-12:10pm SG140 MOREAU –
[+ 3.0 hours in an approved lab]

JOURN 104 – 3.0 – STUDENT PUBLICATIONS EDITOR
Description: Journalism 104 is an advanced course in writing news, feature, and editorial copy, copy reading and editing, headline writing, newspaper layout and makeup, and the mechanics of newspaper production. Study of law and ethics of the press and over-all emphasis on the function and responsibility of the newspaper. Second semester stress is on interpretative reporting. Class produces the campus newspaper El Vaquero. Note: An interview and instructor consent may be required. This course may be taken 2 times, a maximum of 6 units may be earned. Transfer Credit: CSU
Prerequisite: JOURN 103 or equivalent.
Ticket Type Days Hours Room Instructor Note
1822 LEC TTH 10:45am-12:10pm SG140 MOREAU –
[+ 3.0 hours in an approved lab]

Photojournalism is not offered every semester – the last time was Fall 2009. JOURN 110 students may also submit photos for publication in El Vaquero.

JOURN 110 – 3.0 – PHOTOJOURNALISM
Description: Journalism 110 provides instruction in techniques for producing photos for news and feature articles. Students learn effective ways to take photos to accompany articles, as well as to use photos to tell a story of their own. Both conventional and digital photography is used. Transfer Credit: CSU
Recommended preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 101.
Ticket Type Days Hours Room Instructor Note
1825 LEC MW 01:40pm-03:05pm LB205 THUENTE –
[+ 2.0 hours in an approved lab]

Mass Communications and Public Relations are also useful classes for journalism majors. Intro to public relations is usually offered only once per year.

MCOMM 101 – 3.0 – INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATIONS
Description: Mass Communications 101 is an introductory course exploring the history, institutions, and social impact of mass communication media, including print, photography, recordings, film, television, computers, and the role of advertising and public relations. The course is taught from a perspective of theories of persuasion, the symbolic power of images, and the relationship between information and knowledge. Special attention is given to the impact of these media on how we live and believe as individuals and as a society. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC
Recommended preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 101.
Ticket Type Days Hours Room Instructor Note
1830 LEC MW 09:10am-10:35am AD217 EBERTS –
1830 Note: Collaborative Learning (SI) Workshops Available, TBA.
1831 LEC MW 10:45am-12:10pm AD217 EBERTS –
1831 Note: Collaborative Learning (SI) Workshops Available, TBA.
1832 LEC TTH 09:10am-10:35am AD217 EBERTS –
1832 Note: Collaborative Learning (SI) Workshops Available, TBA.
1833 LEC TTH 01:40pm-03:05pm CR137 EBERTS –
1833 Note: Collaborative Learning (SI) Workshops Available, TBA.
1834 LEC F 09:10am-12:20pm LB205 OBSATZ –

MCOMM 120 – 3.0 – INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS
Description: Mass Communications 120 is a practical guide to effective public relations, its history and its relationship with the media. The course is designed for persons who wish to make public relations a career, untrained persons who are currently or plan to be involved in publicity activities, and for journalism majors or minors who wish to enhance their studies. Transfer Credit: CSU
Prerequisite: None.
Ticket Type Days Hours Room Instructor Note
1835 LEC W 06:55pm-10:05pm VGT 6 STAFF –