Spring 2012 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       08:30AM-09:50AM LEC T.Swanson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  13338 
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TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC T.Swanson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  10418 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Munger             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A105 20760 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 14-May 16
MW        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC W.Johnson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 221  12810 
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TTh       01:15PM-02:35PM LEC S.McKay              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  20362 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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC A.Miller             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  21023 
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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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Miller             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  20363 
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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 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC S.McKay              ARC MAIN Rm 120          12547 
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TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB S.McKay              ARC MAIN Rm 120            


JOUR 402    College Newspaper Production    3 Units

Prerequisite: JOUR 300 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers hands-on experience in producing a professional-level media product. Instruction covers researching, reporting, writing, editing, and designing the campus' student print/online news publication. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC T.Swanson            ARC MAIN Rm 120          20365 
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TTh       11:30AM-01:00PM LAB T.Swanson            ARC MAIN Rm 120            


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 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Swanson            ARC MAIN Rm 120          11388 
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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 14-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB T.Swanson            ARC MAIN Rm 120          11389 
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Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012