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Journalism


JOURN 2 Newswriting Units 3
Prerequisites: JOURN 1 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer student instruction in fundamental journalistic writing. Emphasis is placed on the personal interview as a vital process in structuring an objective presentation of news and feature stories. Accompanying the various areas of writing instruction is an introduction to the basics of photojournalism for the reporter. As a component of the course, the student prepares news and feature stories for the college newspaper. The role of the reporter and the legal and ethical issues related to reporting are also examined. (CSU, CAN JOUR 2)

JOURN 3 Reporting for the Media Units 3
Prerequisites: JOURN 1 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer the student advanced concepts of news gathering, interviewing, and writing, including in-depth and investigative reporting. The student serves as a staff reporter for the college newspaper. As a component of the course, the student prepares news and feature stories for the college newspaper. (CSU)

JOURN 4 Editing for the Media Units 3
Prerequisites: JOURN 3 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to emphasize editing and newspaper design. Topics include copy editing, headline writing, page makeup and design, digital photography and production methods. Editorial writing, press ethics and legal issues are also discussed. The student serves as an editor on the college newspaper. (CSU)

JOURN 5 Publication Management Units 3
Prerequisites: JOURN 3 or JOURN 4 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to train the prospective print editor on all aspects of operating a publication, including developing a publishing schedule and story assignments, coordinating a writing staff, designing a page, writing headlines and outlines, sizing photographs, understanding the business side of print journalism, working with other editors and printers, and developing editorial and management policies. (CSU)

JOURN 6 Journalism Internship Units 3
Prerequisites: JOURN 1 and 2.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is offered to provide the advanced journalism student with the opportunity to work for either an off-campus print or electronic medium and to earn credit for such experience. (CSU)

JOURN 8 Mass Media and Critical Thinking Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce reasoning skills useful to the journalism major and general education student alike in interpreting and analyzing news, entertainment and advertising in the mass media. Emphasis is on assessing the quality of mass media messages and on how to think critically about the effects of mass media. The course focuses on analysis of current events. (UC, CSU)

JOURN 9 Photojournalism Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer the student instruction in the use of digital photojournalism as a tool for reporting and interpreting news for print and Internet mass media. The course includes instruction in operation of digital cameras, composition, processing of digital images and photo page design. Instruciton is also provided in techniques of covering specific categories of news events, including spot news, fires, crime, disasters, sports, and features. Legal and ethical issues related to photojournalism are also examined. (CSU)

JOURN 50H Special Studies: Mass Media Units 1-2
Prerequisites: JOURN 1 with a grade of "B" or better and presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and division chairperson.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for the student qualified to do advanced work in mass media. The course includes research, directed reading, fieldwork or other advanced study. The course may be repeated for a maximum of four units. (CSU)

JOURN 53 Freelance Writing Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to assist the student in pursuing the writing and publication of original works. These works may consist of fiction and non-fiction, including magazine and newspaper articles, short stories, poems, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts, and photojournalism. (CSU)

JOURN 69V Internship: Media Units 1-8
Prerequisites: None.
Prerequisite Skills: Ability to assess personal interests, values, and skills. Ability to research careers, and to make decisions relative to career planning and goal setting. Ability to conduct a job search, write a resume, and interview for employment.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the media internship. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units, including internship units during the semester. For summer session, the student must enroll in one related course in addition to internship. The combined total numbers a student may take in internship, work experience, and occupational practice may not exceed a maximum of 16 units. Participation requires submission and approval of internship program objectives and an employer internship agreement.
Advisories: GUID 30, 31, 32, 33.

This course is designed for the student participating in an occupational internship in Journalism and other media. Application of discipline-related skills and knowlege to the Secretaries' Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies is emphasized. Each student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college internship instructor. To register, complete an application form available at the Applied Science and Technology Division office, Holt 140.

JOURN 75 Selected Topics: Journalism Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of journalism not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

Learning Disability

L D 70 College Awareness Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to help the student with disabilities to acquire academic, social, and vocational skills. The course offers compensatory strategies needed to be successful in college. The student participates in the mutual development of the individual education plan. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree.

L D 77 Assessment and Prescription Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to help the student to complete the Learning Disabilities Assessment Process. Individual Education Plans are based on individual needs according to the assessment process. In addition to the individualized assessment and prescriptive process, the student receives an introduction to the College and to the Learning Disabilities program. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree.

L D 78A Auditory Discrimination and Word Attack Skills Units 0.5-2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to help the student with disabilities to improve spelling, reading, and word attack skills by improving the knowledge and use of sound-symbol correspondence, syllabification, and whole word analysis. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree.

L D 78B Spelling Skills Units 0.5-2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to help the student with disabilities to improve his/her spelling skills. Based on individual diagnosis, appropriate spelling approaches are determined for each student. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree.

L D 78C Modality Vocabulary Units 0.5-2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to help the student with disabilities to improve his/her college level vocabulary in order to speak more effectively, write efficiently, and read and understand key academic terms associated with college subjects. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree.

L D 78D Writing Skills Units 0.5-2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to help the student qualifying with disabilities with writing skills necessary for success in the college curriculum. The purpose of this course is to guide the student through a process of writing well-organized, logical paragraphs based on his or her learning modality strength. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree.

L D 78E Modality and Study Skills Units 0.5-2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to help the student with disabilities with directed practice in developing reading and study skills. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree.

L D 78F Applied Compensatory Strategies Units 0.5-2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide information and coping skills to the student with learning disabilities or attention deficits who is experiencing academic difficulties. This course enhances skills in the areas of learning strategies, personal growth, and self-advocacy to minimize the obstacles presented by disabilities that directly impact the student's success in the educational process. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree.

L D 78G Compensation Study Techniques Units 0.5-2
Prerequisites: Diagnostic assessment; admission into the LD program.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to assist the learning disabled student in acquiring compensation study skills necessary for success in the college curriculum. Each student's program is prescribed based on individual needs. This course meets the level I reading requirement. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree.

L D 78H Exploration into the World of Computers Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce basic computer exploration and assistive technology programs to the student with disabilities. The course includes how a computer works, computer terminology, introduction to keyboarding, introduction to windows, introduction to the Internet, and exploration of assistive technology equipment and programs. The course is self-paced and requires no previous computer knowledge of experience. Units earned in this course do not apply toward the associate degree.




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