Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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JOUR 300    Newswriting and Reporting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.LeibrockARC MAIN Portable 613B12484Textbook

JOUR 310    Mass Media and Society    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4
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 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECW.JohnsonARC MAIN Portable 613B10289Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECR.LeibrockARC MAIN Portable 613B12038Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECA.MillerARC MAIN Portable 613B11300Textbook

JOUR 351    Public Relations Writing and Media Techniques    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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. (C-ID JOUR 150)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECR.LeibrockARC MAIN Portable 613B20054Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-12:50PMLECR.LeibrockARC MAIN Portable 613A12054TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh11:30AM-12:55PMLABR.LeibrockARC MAIN Portable 613A

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 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-12:50PMLECR.LeibrockARC MAIN Portable 613A12056TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh11:30AM-12:55PMLABR.LeibrockARC MAIN Portable 613A

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 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-12:50PMLECR.LeibrockARC MAIN Portable 613A12200TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh11:30AM-12:55PMLABR.LeibrockARC MAIN Portable 613A

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 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-12:50PMLECR.LeibrockARC MAIN Portable 613A12485TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh11:30AM-12:55PMLABR.LeibrockARC MAIN Portable 613A

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 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABR.LeibrockARC MAIN Portable 613A12508TextbookFree Digital Book
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 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABR.LeibrockARC MAIN Portable 613A12509Textbook
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 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABR.Leibrock TBA TBA12328TextbookFree Digital Book

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: September 19, 2018