Fall 2015 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 22-Dec 17
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  10355 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Munger             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  19255 Textbook


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 22-Dec 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC W.Johnson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  10354 
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TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib 002         12720 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 22-Dec 17
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Miller             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 201  11631 
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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 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    11092 
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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 22-Dec 17
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    12829 
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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 22-Dec 17
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    12831 
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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 22-Dec 17
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    13069 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:55PM LAB W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120      


JOUR 413    College Media Production IV    3 Units

Prerequisite: JOUR 412 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 412. It focuses on advanced writing and production skills, using the school newspaper The American River Current and its online companion www.arcurrent.com, as a practical laboratory. It provides the opportunity to produce work in each of the following areas: researching, writing, and editing advanced and in-depth articles for the two publications; taking photographs and creating graphic illustrations; developing multimedia stories; and designing pages. Ethical and legal aspects of communication and media leadership/management are also covered and students are expected to serve in leadership roles.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    19256 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:55PM LAB W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120      


JOUR 420    College Media Production Lab I    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: JOUR 404 or 410
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This lab course provides inexperienced journalism students with hands-on instruction in writing, editing, photography, design and computer-based publication. This includes one-on-one and small-group instruction in publication software, such as Adobe Creative Suite programs, and Web content management systems.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    19299 
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F         09:00AM-04:30PM LAB W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    19299 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 421    College Media Production Lab II    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: JOUR 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: JOUR 404 or 411
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This lab course provides experienced journalism students with hands-on instruction in writing, editing, photography, design and computer-based publication, as well as instruction in newsroom management and leadership. This includes advanced lessons in publication software, such as Adobe Creative Suite programs, and Web content management systems.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    19300 
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F         09:00AM-04:30PM LAB W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    19300 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 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 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Hammerwold          TBA TBA                 13478 
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Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015