Spring 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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JOUR 300    Newswriting and Reporting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Ability to keyboard
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 under newsroom conditions. It includes personal interviews, speeches, meetings, and other event coverage. The role of the reporter and the legal and ethical issues related to reporting are also examined.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       08:30AM-09:50AM LEC T.Swanson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  30960 
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TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC T.Swanson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 217  10902 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC W.Johnson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 221  17230 
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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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Miller             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 221  30510 
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JOUR 361    Multimedia Journalism    3 Units

Prerequisite: JOUR 360 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the theory and technique of combining still images, audio, and video to create multimedia photojournalism content for distribution via the Internet. It provides practical experience in capturing and editing still images, audio, and video with software such as Adobe Photoshop, Audacity, Soundslides Pro, and Apple⿿s iMovie and Final Cut Pro. A digital still or video camera is required. This course may be taken three times for credit using different software or techniques.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       10:00AM-10:50AM LEC S.McKay              ARC MAIN Rm 120          16066 
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TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LAB S.McKay              ARC MAIN Rm 120            


JOUR 401    College Newspaper Production    2 Units

Prerequisite: JOUR 300 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 108 hours LAB
Description: This course provides weekly deadline experience in research and analysis, writing, editing, photography and design phases of the campus' student newspaper. It includes desktop publishing and digital photo-imaging. It may be taken four times for credit. Some universities limit transfer credit; see the department adviser or your counselor.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        02:00PM-02:50PM LAB T.Swanson            ARC MAIN Rm 120          10960 
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TTh       03:15PM-05:20PM LAB T.Swanson            ARC MAIN Rm 120          10960 Textbook


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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC T.Swanson            ARC MAIN Rm 120          13144 
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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. May be taken 4 times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LAB T.Swanson            ARC MAIN Rm 120          13146 
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Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011