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COURSES OFFERED

Journalism 1
News Writing and Reporting

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: credit in English A and English 84 or qualification by testing (English Placement Test) and assessment
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 will be placed on gathering information, covering the community, and understanding media ethics and laws.


Journalism 6
Basic Photojournalism

2 units; 1 hour 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.


Journalism 7ab
Advanced Photojournalism

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Journalism 6 or Photography 10 with a minimum grade of C 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.

Note: This course may be taken two semesters for either Journalism or Photography credit.
Note: Journalism 7ab is the same as Photography 11ab.


Journalism 8
(formerly Journalism 3ab)
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 interpretive, in-depth 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 electronic journalism as well as computer typesetting and graphics. 


Journalism 9abcd
Magazine Editing and Production

2 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 is designed to provide advanced journalism students with experience in writing, editing and graphic design for small publications, including production of Warrior Life, a general interest campus magazine.

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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.


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 World Wide Web.  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 5 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 on the Web, using digital cameras, digital recorders, digital camcorders and computer software.


Journalism 96abcd
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 - limitations apply

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 these to personal abilities and career expectations.
Note: The total units earned for CWEE may not exceed 16 units.


Journalism 99abc
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 - limitations apply

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.

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 Last Published 7/15/14