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Library Skills


LIBRY 1 Library Information Literacy Units 1
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to allow the student to develop information literacy skills and to introduce the variety of information resources and information retrieval tools available in academic libraries. The student learns how to develop research strategies and how to utilize library resources and services to effectively retrieve information in this self-paced course. (UC, CSU)

LIBRY 2 Advanced Library Information Literacy Units 2
Prerequisites: LIBRY I.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to further develop the student's information literacy and critical thinking skills learned in Library Information Literacy. In this self-paced course, special emphasis is given to the Internet as a research tool, online databases, online searching strategies, general and specialized reference books, law reference sources, and career information. (UC, CSU)

LIBRY 3 Information Competency Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to empower the student with information literacy skills and enable the student to identify the need for information, develop research strategies, and find, evaluate, use, and communicate information in various formats. The course promotes consideration of ethical and legal use of information as well as the application of both critical thinking and communication skills. The course combines instruction, hands-on learning and applications, forum discussions, analysis and evaluation of information, learning assessment, and research project. (CSU)

Mass Communication

MCOM 1 Fundamentals of Media Arts Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a comprehensive study of the history, development, and current state of the mass media, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio, on-line services, public relations, advertising, and photojournalism, emphasizing their function and obligations in a free society. The course also addresses controls on the media, including mass media law and ethics. The constitutional basis for a free press is extensively explored. (UC, CSU)

MCOM 2 Writing for the Media Units 3
Prerequisites: MCOM 1.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer the student fundamental instruction in writing for the mass media. The course includes instruction in writing techniques for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and other news and information media. Also covered is the application of journalistic principles in writing columns, features, and editorials; corporate communications; publicity, public information, advertising and related areas. The treatment of news by both print and broadcast media is analyzed and evaluated. Legal and ethical issues related to writing for the media are also examined. Extensive instruction is offered in standard styles, grammar, copy editing, and proofreading. The course is particularly recommended for English, communications, business and advertising majors, as well as for any field in which the student would benefit from theoretical and practical enhancement of writing skills. (CSU, CAN JOUR2)

MCOM 3 Media Management Units 3
Prerequisites: MCOM 1 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to train the prospective mass communicator in all aspects of operating a medium, including developing budgets, schedules and assignments, human resource management, team building, quality control, long- and short-term planning, policy development and implementation, advertising, marketing, distribution, and audience research. Legal and ethical issues affecting media management are examined. (CSU)




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