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COURSES OFFERED

Journalism 1
News Writing and Reporting

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides instruction in writing and reporting for the news media, from print to online journalism.  Students will gain experience in learning the proper format and Associated Press style for writing news, features, and sports stories. Emphasis is placed on gathering information, covering the community, and understanding media ethics and laws.

 

Journalism 6
Basic Photojournalism

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides instruction in the elementary aspects of photography with emphasis on principles and techniques of photojournalism, including camera use, news photography, feature photography, sports photography, photo essays, and caption writing.  Emphasis is placed on preparing students to take photographs for campus student publications using digital cameras and computer software such as Photoshop. Note: Journalism 6 is the same course as Photography 106.

 

Journalism 7ab
Advanced Photojournalism

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Journalism 6 or Photography 106 with a minimum grade
of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides instruction and laboratory experience in the taking and processing of photographs for publication in the college newspaper, newspaper website and news magazine.  Students also receive experience in news, feature and sports photo editing, photo essay page design and layout, as well as digital photography and photo scanning techniques using Photoshop.  All students enrolled in this course produce content for scholastic competition on the regional, state and national level.
Note: Journalism 7ab is the same as Photography 206ab.


Journalism 8
Advanced Reporting and News Editing

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Journalism 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course will provide students with instruction in explanatory and investigative journalism, and opinion writing, and will incorporate the study of editing principles, style, and design to conform with professional models.  Problems of law and libel will be discussed.  Students will also be given hands-on instruction in newspaper and web design, including graphics and multimedia.  Leadership training, social media skills, and discussion of the business of journalism will also be provided. 


Journalism 9abcd
Magazine Editing and Production

3 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab per week to be arranged
Prerequisite: Journalism 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers all aspects of magazine production with an emphasis on writing and editing in-depth magazine feature stories, selecting photographs and art, designing pages, creating a production schedule, managing an editorial staff, overseeing advertising and producing a print and digital magazine for publication. Subsequent semesters of the course will strengthen writing, editing, and design skills by increasing the variety and sophistication of production experiences. Throughout this course, all students are trained and prepared to compete in a variety of journalism competitions.

 

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Journalism 11abcd
Newspaper Publication

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab to be arranged
Prerequisite: Journalism 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides instruction and laboratory experience in the writing, assembling, designing, and publishing of the college newspaper.  Students receive experience in news, feature, opinion, review and sports writing as well as learn computer software programs to produce all aspects of the student newspaper.  All students enrolled in this course produce content for scholastic competition on the regional, state, and national level.


Journalism 12
Mass Media and Society

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course examines the past and current influences on American society of books, newspapers, magazines, movies, radio, television, recordings, and the Internet.  With a focus on critical thinking skills, students gain experience in reading and writing persuasive and argumentative essays about problems facing the mass media.  Students also learn the history of the eight mass media as well as analyze and evaluate the functions, the responsibilities, the regulations, and the ethics involved in the mass media industry.
*Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing Journalism 12 and Communication Studies 265 is one course.


Journalism 14abcd
Multimedia Journalism

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Journalism 1 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides training in multimedia journalism with an emphasis on the principles and techniques of multimedia reporting, including preparing news for the World Wide Web using text, audio, video and photographs.  Students create multimedia news projects for publications using digital cameras, digital recorders, digital camcorders and computer software.  Throughout this course, all students are trained and prepared to compete in a variety of journalism competitions.


Journalism 95
Cooperative Work Experience Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student's
major or career goal by the second week of the semester.  Completion of or current 
enrollment in one course from the major.
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU*

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Journalism field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expectations.
*Note: Transfer limitations apply.
 Note: The total units earned for CWEE may not exceed 16 units.


Journalism 99

Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Journalism with a minimum grade of B in
each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU*

This course provides special advanced studies in journalism not covered in the regular departmental offerings.  Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Journalism projects. (54 hours per unit).
*Note: Transfer limitations apply. Note: For eligibility requirements, go to www.elcamino.edu/admissions/credit.asp

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Last Published 1/24/17