Spring 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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC K.Munger             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  12321 
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TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  10343 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, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       08:30AM-09:50AM LEC W.Johnson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  12127 
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MW        03:30PM-04:50PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  12662 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 18-May 21
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Miller             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  12786 
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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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    11101 
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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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    11102 
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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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    20265 
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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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    20267 
Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:55PM LAB W.Hammerwold         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120      

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: September 22, 2014