New Journalism Classes Offered for Spring

Jane Pojawa

Journalism classes at Glendale Community College offer a great hands-on experience of working on a real newspaper or magazine. This semester, two new classes are being offered: Journalism 210, advanced news writing is being offered for the first time, and Journalism 110, Photojournalism, will be offered for the first time in two years. The Journalism 210 entries will be incorporated into the Insider, the campus magazine. Here is a list of class offerings:

JOURN 102 – 3.00 – REPORTING THE NEWS
Description: JOURN 102 is an introductory course in the gathering and writing of news, features, and editorials. Emphasis on clear and concise written expression with laboratory drill in English fundamentals. Transfer credit: CSU
Recommended preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 101.
Note: Skills expected: Rdg 6 Wrtg 6 Lstng/Spkg 6 Math 1
Ticket Days Hours Room Instructor Note
4310 TTh 1:30 PM-3:42 PM SR312 CAUGHEY, BERNARD –
(+1hrs 5min TBA in an approved lab)

JOURN 103 – 3.00 – STUDENT PUBLICATIONS STAFF
Description: JOURN 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. Transfer credit: CSU
Prerequisite: JOURN 102 or MCOMM 102, or eqivalent.
Ticket Days Hours Room Instructor Note
4315 TTh 10:15 AM-11:47 AM SG140 MOREAU, MICHAEL M. –
(+3hrs 5min TBA in an approved lab)

JOURN 104 – 3.00 – STUDENT PUBLICATIONS EDITOR
Description: JOURN 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. Transfer credit: CSU
Prerequisite: JOURN/MCOMM 102 or JOURN/MCOMM 103.
Note: An interview and consent of the instructor may be required.
Ticket Days Hours Room Instructor Note
4320 TTh 10:15 AM-11:47 AM SG140 MOREAU, MICHAEL M. –
(+3hrs 5min TBA in an approved lab)
4320 Note: An interview and consent of the instructor may be required.

JOURN 110 – 3.00 – PHOTOJOURNALISM
Description: JOURN 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 are used. Transfer credit: CSU Recommended preparation: JOURN 102, PHOTO 101, and eligibility for ENGL 101.
Note: Skills expected: Rdg 6 Wrtg 6 Lstng/Spkg 6 Math 2
Ticket Days Hours Room Instructor Note
8318 M 6:30 PM-9:53 PM SG140 ENKELIS, LIANE –
(+3hrs 5min TBA in an approved lab)

JOURN 210 – 3.00 – ADVANCED NEWS WRITING
Description: JOURN 210 emphasizes public affairs reporting. Students will cover public meetings both on and off campus, including trials, school board meetings, and city council meetings. They will also contribute to the college newspaper, El Vaquero. Transfer credit: CSU.
Prerequisite: JOURN 102 or equivalent.
Note: Skills expected: Rdg 6 Wrtg 6 Lstng/Spkg 6 Math 1
Ticket Days Hours Room Instructor Note
8320 M 6:30 PM-9:53 PM AD223 MOREAU, MICHAEL M. –
(+1hrs 5min TBA in an approved lab)

Remember to register early – not only does it guarentee you a place in the class, it ensures that the class will not be cancelled. With budget cutbacks, we’ve lost a lot of classes (including JOURN 107) that do not fill quickly.