Spring 2015 Class Schedule (SCC)



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JOUR 300    Newswriting and Reporting    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.; JOUR 302 with a grade of "C" or better or may be taken concurrently.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is a beginning course in newswriting and reporting. It provides instruction and practice in news reporting and fundamentals of news writing, including analyses of news stories and different types of stories in newspapers and magazines. The course concentrates on news leads and simple news story types, organization and structure of news and feature stories, and the language and style of journalism. (C-ID JOUR 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Heimer             SCC MAIN T03 1           16447 
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On-Campus


JOUR 302    Style for Media Writers    1 Unit

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a review of English grammar for writers who seek careers in the mass media. Students will review basic grammar, spelling, punctuation, and Associated Press style, focusing on their use in online and print media.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LEC J.Haag               SCC MAIN T03 1           17305 
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Th        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC J.Haag               SCC MAIN T03 1           19177 Textbook
On-Campus


JOUR 310    Mass Media and Society    3 Units

Same As: COMM 351 and ENGWR 384
Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 or ESLW 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement into ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320 through the assessment process
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320 with a "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D4; IGETC Area 4G
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is an interdisciplinary course exploring aspects of communication and the impact of mass media on the individual and society. The survey includes basic communication models, books, magazines, newspapers, recordings, movies, radio, television, advertising, public relations, the Internet, theories of communication, relationships between mass media and business and government, and processes and effects from a social science perspective. (Credit may be awarded for only one section of either COMM 351, ENGWR 384, or JOUR 310.) (C-ID JOUR 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Heimer             SCC MAIN T03 1           17304 
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Web-enhanced
On-Campus

TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC D.Heimer             Davis Cntr Davis 114     17162 Textbook
Web-enhanced
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


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; IGETC Area 4C; IGETC Area 4D
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This multi-media course is an overview of print, broadcast and Internet news, and entertainment media in the U.S. from World War I to the present. Using readings from selected texts, old newsreels, clips from movies, radio and television broadcasts, and Internet selections, as well as period literature, students will analyze and debate the changes in media with particular focus on social class, gender, and ethnicity. Critical thinking will be emphasized in this course.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 27-May 15
F         09:00AM-01:30PM LEC K.Munger             West Sac WSC 115         20907 
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NEW SECTION - 20907 - as of 1/23/15
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


JOUR 340    Writing for Publication    3 Units

Same As: ENGWR 330
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is an introductory course in writing nonfiction for publication. Emphasis will be on developing a saleable article for magazines, newspapers, or online media sources; finding ideas; analyzing publications; writing a query letter; researching and interviewing; and organizing, writing, and illustrating an article. Credit may be awarded for ENGWR 330 or JOUR 340, but not for both.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Haag               SCC MAIN T03 1           19178 
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On-Campus


JOUR 364    Multimedia Capture I    3 Units

Same As: PHOTO 380
Prerequisite: PHOTO 302 and 312 with grades of "C" or better; equivalent or technical competency determined by department faculty member upon evaluation of photography portfolio.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must use a DSLR style camera to complete all course objectives and assignments. Point-and-Shoot cameras are not allowed.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the basic creative concepts and technical elements of capturing video, audio, and still images to create documentary style multimedia content. Students will explore the creative and technical possibilities of merging these three mediums and the various software used to edit this material. Students will receive practical experience in capturing and editing audio, video and still images with Soundslides, Apple's iMovie, Soundtrack Pro, and Final Cut Pro computer programs. Students will complete a final multimedia project and must supply at least one of the following to complete the class: a video camera or an adjustable still camera in either film or digital formats. The course includes lectures, visual presentations, and lab time. Credit may be earned for JOUR 364 or PHOTO 380, but not for both. (C-ID JOUR 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         09:30AM-11:35AM LEC R.Allen              SCC MAIN COS 108         20024 
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W         11:45AM-01:50PM LAB R.Allen              SCC MAIN RHN 318           
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Allen               TBA TBA                   
3 Units - 36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory.
Hybrid Class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities. Please note that this class meets on campus each week in addition to the online component. Students must have access to a computer with Adobe Photoshop and an internet connection. Online class information will be available at the first class meeting.
On-Campus


JOUR 365    Multimedia Capture II    3 Units

Same As: PHOTO 381
Prerequisite: JOUR 364 or PHOTO 380 with a grade of "C" or better; equivalent or technical competency determined by department faculty member upon evaluation of photography portfolio.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must use a DSLR style camera to complete all course objectives and assignments. Point-and-Shoot cameras are not allowed.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to expand on the creative concepts and technical elements of capturing video, audio, and still images to create advanced documentary style multimedia content. Students will study advanced techniques in capturing and editing audio, video, and still images. Students will continue to advance their skills with Soundslides and Apple's iMovie editing programs, but a primary emphasis will be placed on the use of Apple's Final Cut Pro computer program for completing their final project. Students must supply at least one of the following to complete the class: a video camera or an adjustable still camera in either film or digital formats. The course includes lectures, visual presentations, and lab time. This course may be taken once for credit. Credit may be earned for JOUR 365 or PHOTO 381, but not for both.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         09:30AM-11:35AM LEC R.Allen              SCC MAIN COS 108         20026 
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W         11:45AM-01:50PM LAB R.Allen              SCC MAIN RHN 318           
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Allen               TBA TBA                   
3 Units - 36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory.
Hybrid Class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities. Please note that this class meets on campus each week in addition to the online component. Students must have access to a computer with Adobe Photoshop and an internet connection. Online class information will be available at the first class meeting.
On-Campus


JOUR 403    College Magazine Production    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; JOUR 302 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is a course in which students produce a non-fiction, journalistic college magazine once a semester. This course is designed for students interested in writing, graphics, page layout, art, photography, or editing.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
M         06:00PM-09:25PM LEC J.Haag               SCC MAIN T03 1           19179 
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On-Campus


JOUR 410    College Media Production I    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 and JOUR 302 with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Corequisite: JOUR 420
Advisory: JOUR 300, PHOTO 302, and PHOTO 350
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on instruction in writing and producing student news media, primarily the school print newspaper, the Express, a journalistic product for distribution to a college-wide audience. Students will receive instruction in one of the following areas: researching, reporting, and writing articles; taking photographs and participating in photo layouts; editing articles, writing headlines, and planning page layouts in conjunction with editors for print newspaper production. Ethical and legal aspects of communication are also covered. JOUR 420 is the lab component for this course. (C-ID JOUR 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC J.Haag               SCC MAIN T03 1           18406 
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On-Campus


JOUR 411    College Media Production II    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101, JOUR 302, and JOUR 410 with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Corequisite: JOUR 421
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on experience gained in JOUR 410. During the second-semester course, students learn intermediate writing and production skills to produce the school print newspaper, the Express, a journalistic product for distribution to a college-wide audience. Students will receive instruction in one of the following areas: researching, reporting, and writing intermediate-level articles; taking intermediate-level photographs and participating in photo layouts; assigning and editing intermediate-level articles, writing headlines, and planning page layouts in conjunction with page designers for the print newspaper. Ethical and legal aspects of communication are also covered. JOUR 421 is the lab component for this course. (C-ID JOUR 131)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC R.Leibrock           SCC MAIN T03 1           18411 
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On-Campus


JOUR 412    College Media Production III    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101, JOUR 302, and JOUR 411 with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Corequisite: JOUR 422
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course builds on the experience gained in JOUR 411 and JOUR 421. During this third-semester course, students will serve in leadership roles as section editors using the school newspaper, the Express, as a practical laboratory. Students will plan publication issues and manage reporters and photographers on staff. Students will learn to conduct editorial meetings in which issues are planned; research, assign, and edit assignments of reporters and photographers for publication; and manage production alongside page designers for each issue of the newspaper. Ethical and legal aspects of media communication are also covered. JOUR 422 is the lab component for this course.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC J.Haag               SCC MAIN T03 1           19818 
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On-Campus


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

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 and JOUR 302 with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Corequisite: JOUR 302, 410, and 430
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This lab course helps students improve their beginning writing, editing, photography, design, and computer skills as an addition to their enrollment in college media production (JOUR 410) and/or on-line multimedia production (JOUR 430).

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-11:05AM LAB D.Heimer             SCC MAIN T03 3           18407 
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On-Campus


JOUR 421    College Media Production Lab II    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101, JOUR 302, JOUR 410, JOUR 420, and JOUR 430 with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Corequisite: JOUR 302, 411, and 431
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This lab course helps students build on skills gained in JOUR 410 and JOUR 420. During this second-semester course, students will continue to improve their skills in at least two of the following areas: writing, editing, photography, design, and web production skills as an addition to their enrollment in JOUR 411 and/or JOUR 431.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-11:05AM LAB D.Heimer             SCC MAIN T03 3           18408 
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On-Campus


JOUR 422    College Media Production Lab III    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101, JOUR 302, and JOUR 421 with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Corequisite: JOUR 412 or 432
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This lab course helps students build on experiences gained in JOUR 411 and/or JOUR 431. During this third-semester course, section editors will learn leadership skills in how to manage news content and staff. Students will plan publication content and manage reporters and photographers. In addition, online section editors will manage multimedia content providers. Students will research and give assignments to staff; edit and produce publishable pieces for the campus newspapers; and manage a section of the publication, as an addition to their enrollment in JOUR 412 and/or JOUR 432.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-11:05AM LAB D.Heimer             SCC MAIN T03 3           19819 
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On-Campus


JOUR 430    Online Multimedia Production I    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 and JOUR 302 with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Corequisite: JOUR 302 and 420
Advisory: JOUR 300, PHOTO 302, PHOTO 350, and PHOTO 380
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on instruction in beginning skills in on-line writing and visual media in producing the campus on-line newspaper, saccityexpress.com. Students are instructed in how to produce the journalistic product for distribution to a college-wide audience. Students learn skills in one of the following areas: beginning on-line writing and editing; beginning digital photography and digital video production; and beginning audio and pod-casting production. Ethical and legal aspects of communication and journalism are also covered. This course offers opportunity to build a digital portfolio and to gain experience while working on real-world projects. JOUR 420 is the lab component for this course.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC R.Allen              SCC MAIN T03 1           18412 
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On-Campus


JOUR 431    Online Multimedia Production II    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101, JOUR 302, and JOUR 430 with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Corequisite: JOUR 302 and 421
Advisory: JOUR 300, PHOTO 302, PHOTO 350, PHOTO 380, and PHOTO 381
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course builds on experience gained in JOUR 430. During this second-semester course, students will receive instruction in intermediate skills in on-line writing and visual media, as well as on-line management, in producing the campus on-line newspaper, saccityexpress.com. Students are instructed in how to produce the journalistic product for distribution to a college-wide audience. Students learn skills in one of the following areas: intermediate on-line writing, editing, and management; intermediate digital photography and digital video production; and intermediate audio and pod-casting production. Ethical and legal aspects of communication and journalism are also covered. This course offers opportunity to build a digital portfolio and to gain experience while working on real-world projects. JOUR 421 is the lab component for this course.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC D.Heimer             SCC MAIN T03 1           18413 
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On-Campus


JOUR 432    Online Multimedia Production III    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101, JOUR 302, and JOUR 431 with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Corequisite: JOUR 422
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This third-semester course builds on experience gained in JOUR 431 and JOUR 421. This course offers instruction in leadership for students who function as section editors on the campus online newspaper. Students will plan publication content and manage reporters and photographers on staff. Students will learn to conduct and participate in editorial meetings in which they plan content of the daily online newspaper; research, assign, and edit assignments of reporters, photographers, podcasters, and videographers for online publication; and manage online production of their section using social media platforms in producing the campus on-line newspaper, saccityexpress.com. Ethical and legal aspects of communication and journalism are also covered. This course offers opportunity to build a digital portfolio and to gain experience while working on real-world projects. This course prepares students for transfer work in journalism or entry-level jobs in the new field of media convergence. JOUR 422 is the lab component for this course.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC D.Heimer             SCC MAIN T03 1           19820 
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On-Campus

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 14, 2015