Journalism (J)

J 003A  News Reporting & Writing   Units: 3

This course provides a solid foundation in practical journalism skills. Through in-class discussion, writing assignments, field trips to local newsrooms and completing several published news stories, students learn news judgment, fairness, the language and style of journalism, how to construct news leads, how to organize and structure news stories, the process of information gathering, interviewing and a basic overview of the laws and ethics of journalism. These basics are relevant for multimedia reporting including print, broadcast, internet and social media journalists. (C-ID JOUR 110)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ENG-001A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

J 004A  Basic Newspaper Production   Units: 3

Student media practicum that includes a lab that regularly produces a news or feature non-fiction product with a journalism emphasis by and for students and distributed to a campus or community audience. Must include weekly news assignments.May include a variety of student media across multiple platforms,including print, broadcast, and online. (C-ID JOUR 130)
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: J-003A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

J 004B  Intro To Newspaper Editing & Design   Units: 3

Intermediate student media practicum that includes a lab that regularly produces a news or feature non-fiction product with a journalism emphasis by and for students and distributed to a campus or community audience. May include a variety of student media across multiple platforms including print,broadcast, and online. (C-ID JOUR 131)
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: J-004A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

J 004C  Intro To Newspaper Management   Units: 3

Students in this course will learn to assume the positions of editor in chief, production supervisor, retail advertising manager, national advertising manager, or circulation manager; learn to pass on the skills and knowledge required to publish a printed and online newspaper that meets professional standards of quality in content, design, and production; learn to accept the responsibilities of newspaper publishing; learn to establish and maintain publishing deadlines; and learn to publish and maintain a professional newspaper both online and in print.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: J-004B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

J 010  Magazine Writing & Production   Units: 3

This lecture and laboratory course is designed to give students an understanding of feature writing and initial practical experience in creating and publishing a college magazine. Students will learn the characteristics of different types of features, develop skills in fact-gathering, information evaluation, in-depth interviews, research and the fundamentals of good writing, as well as creativity. The course also focuses on the strategiies and techniques of magazine production.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: J-003A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

J 095A  Journalism Work Experience   Units: 1

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Journalism.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 75          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None