Fall 2014 Class Schedule (ARC)



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JOUR 300    Newswriting and Reporting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better. Ability to type.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers evaluating, gathering, and writing news in accepted journalistic style for different types of media under newsroom conditions. Topics include personal interviews, along with coverage of speeches, meetings, and other events. In addition, the role of the reporter and the legal and ethical issues related to reporting are examined. (C-ID JOUR 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  10370 
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JOUR 310    Mass Media and Society    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D7
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The course is a survey of the mass media. It covers the history, philosophy, structure, and trends of mass media, as well as the theories that help to explain its effects on social institutions. It includes an exploration of economics, technology, law, ethics, and social issues, including cultural and ethnic diversity. (C-ID JOUR 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC W.Johnson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  10369 
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TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  13411 Textbook


JOUR 320    Race and Gender in the Media    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D3; CSU Area D4; CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the roles of gender, ethnicity, and social class as represented and documented in the mass media. These issues are analyzed within the context of media content, development, policy, and ownership, including stereotypes and the role of alternative and community media. Critical thinking is emphasized through the review of mass media, focusing on the contributions of diverse groups to mass media and mass communication as an agent and documenter of social change.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Miller             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  11795 
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JOUR 351    Public Relations Writing and Media Techniques    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of public relations (PR), including planning PR campaigns, preparing client messages for newspapers, magazines, radio, broadcast and online outlets, and working with reporters to position stories. It examines public relations techniques in business, education, entertainment, social service, and other fields. It also covers crisis PR. Field trips may be required. (C-ID JOUR 150)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 12
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC K.Munger             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  20076 
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JOUR 404    Editing and Production    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: JOUR 300.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides instruction and practice in editing and design, including page makeup, copy editing, photo editing, legal/ethical issues and production methods for newspapers, magazines and other publications. It also includes preparing, planning and organizing publications.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    11193 
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JOUR 405    Publications Production Skills Lab    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: JOUR 404
Advisory: JOUR 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides applicable skills to enhance editing and production skills learned in JOUR 404. It also includes instruction in photo illustrations, infographics, typography and project management.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    11194 
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TBA       TBA             LAB W.Hammerwold          TBA TBA                 11194 Textbook
1.4 hrs. TBA per week for those registering for 1 unit. The Journalism Lab, Rm. 120 in Liberal Arts, will be open 9 a.m.-noon on Fridays.


JOUR 410    College Media Production I    3 Units

Prerequisite: JOUR 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers hands-on experience in reporting, writing, photography, layout, and online production skills. This course provides preparation for transfer work in journalism or entry-level jobs in the field. (C-ID JOUR 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    18503 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:55PM LAB W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120      


JOUR 411    College Media Production II    3 Units

Prerequisite: JOUR 410 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course builds on experience gained in JOUR 410. It focuses on intermediate writing and production skills, using the school newspaper The American River Current and its online companion www.arcurrent.com, as a practical laboratory. The course provides the opportunity to work in at least two of the following areas: researching, writing, and editing articles for the two publications; taking photographs and creating graphic illustrations; developing multimedia stories; or designing pages. Ethical and legal aspects of communication are also covered. (C-ID JOUR 131)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    18505 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:55PM LAB W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120      


JOUR 412    College Media Production III    3 Units

Prerequisite: JOUR 411 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course builds on the experience gained in JOUR 411. It focuses on advanced intermediate writing and production skills, using the school newspaper The American River Current and its online companion www.arcurrent.com, as a practical laboratory. The course provides the opportunity to work in at least three of the following areas: researching, writing, and editing articles for the two publications; taking photographs and creating graphic illustrations; developing multimedia stories; or designing pages. Ethical and legal aspects of communication are also covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    19089 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:55PM LAB W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120      


JOUR 495    Independent Studies in Journalism    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in journalism, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in journalism and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Hammerwold          TBA TBA                 20058 
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Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 24, 2014