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Journalism & New Media Minor

Journalism & New Media Minor (24 units)

Lower Division Requirements

JRN150 Media and Society

JRN150 Media and Society

Functions, responsibilities, and influence of various mass media and emerging forms of niche media in society. Students review the theories, structures, functions, practices, economics, critical analyses, and historical aspects of mass media and its social responsibility in society. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN150-B B Stilwell, Heather A. 09/06/2016 Tuesday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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Fall 2016 JRN150-A A Romo, Sandra Jean 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
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Spring 2017 JRN150-A A Romo, Sandra Jean 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2017 JRN150-B B Stilwell, Heather A. 01/11/2017 Tuesday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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JRN170 Writing for Mass Media

JRN170 Writing for Mass Media

An introduction to mass media writing. Students will utilize journalistic reporting, editing and writing for mass audiences intended for distribution across electronic and print media outlets. (3.0 units; Fall, Spring; Interdisciplinary, Multicultural)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN170-B B Chute, Michael D. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
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Fall 2016 JRN170-A A Chute, Michael D. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex
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Spring 2017 JRN170-A A Chute, Michael D. 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex
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Spring 2017 JRN170-B B Chute, Michael D. 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
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JRN210 Digital Photography

JRN210 Digital Photography

This course introduces students to the equipment, techniques, and practicalities of photography. Students learn that photography strikes a balance between craft, form, content/concept, emotion and expression as they become active and critically informed image-makers. Basic aesthetic concerns will be examined, including the exploration of image-making and presentation techniques. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN210-B B Veneman, James Ray 09/06/2016 Tuesday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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Fall 2016 JRN210-C C Veneman, James Ray 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex
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Fall 2016 JRN210-A A Veneman, James Ray 09/06/2016 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
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Spring 2017 JRN210-A A Veneman, James Ray 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 JRN210-B B Veneman, James Ray 01/11/2017 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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Spring 2017 JRN210-C C Veneman, James Ray 01/11/2017 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2017 JRN210-D D Veneman, James Ray 01/11/2017 Tuesday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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JRN216 Digital Storytelling

JRN216 Digital Storytelling

This course prepares the student to work in the new media marketplace, where online and digital platforms are as important as traditional print media by incorporating audio and video components to storytelling. Instructional goals are to enhance awareness of broadcast journalism elements and skills; to introduce an understanding of ethics, standards and legalities of producing and publishing broadcast pieces; and to provide knowledge and skills necessary to develop audio and video components of multimedia journalism. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN216-A A Stilwell, Heather A. 09/06/2016 Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex
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Spring 2017 JRN216-A A Stilwell, Heather A. 01/11/2017 Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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Upper Division Requirements

JRN312 Magazine & Feature Writing

JRN312 Magazine & Feature Writing

Planning, gathering material, writing and preparation of articles for specialized and general media publications, with emphasis on the magazine article and newspaper feature; includes overview of the magazine market. Laboratory and field work. Students may only earn credit for either JRN 312 or JRN 350. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Interdiscplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN312-A A Chute, Michael D. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex
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Spring 2017 JRN312-A A Chute, Katherine B. 01/11/2017 Thursday 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
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JRN315 News Reporting

JRN315 News Reporting

Practice in gathering information, conducting interviews and using online databases in writing and reporting news stories. Emphasis on style, clarity, accuracy, responsibility in handling the reporting of news. Laboratory and fieldwork. Prerequisite: JRN170. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN315-A A Stilwell, Heather A. 09/06/2016 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
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Spring 2017 JRN315-A A Stilwell, Heather A. 01/11/2017 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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JRN430 Mltmdia Reprtng Edtng & Prdcng

JRN430 Mltmdia Reprtng Edtng & Prdcng

This course prepares the student to work as a journalist in today’s newsrooms, where the online and digital platforms are at least as important as the traditional print or broadcast platforms. The emphasis is on gathering assets in the field (text, photographs, video, audio) and then using those assets to tell a comprehensive story. Prerequisite: JRN 216. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN430-A A Stilwell, Heather A. 09/06/2016 Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
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Upper Division Elective Requirement

Complete three (3) units from the following:

JRN310 Advanced Digital Photography

JRN310 Advanced Digital Photography

Journalistic examination of elements of excellent photographic principles. Attention will be given to the development of artistic and technical skills such as composition, focus, lighting techniques, and photo editing, as well as personal skills, such as relating to subjects, reporters, and editors. An excellent photograph provides insight into written stories, and many times the stories are told more effectively with pictures. This course will teach the art of telling a story with pictures. Prerequisite: JRN 210. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN310-A A Veneman, James Ray 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex
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JRN320 Media Law, Ethics and Copyright

JRN320 Media Law, Ethics and Copyright

An introduction to the ethical and legal aspects of public relations and journalism, including print, online and broadcasting. Students will gain practical insight into the field through review of real-world case studies and materials on ethics, policies and law. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN320-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex
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Spring 2017 JRN320-A A Chute, Michael D. 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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JRN340 Sports Writing

JRN340 Sports Writing

Students learn how to write a sports story, examining issues from race and gender to hero worship and sportsmanship, as well as trends and philosophies and the ethics of what sports journalists do and why they do it. Students will gain experience in covering games; writing for major and minor sports; interviewing; finding feature stories; columns; legal aspects of sports reporting; and covering breaking news in sports. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN340-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Tuesday 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex
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JRN349 Editing for Print & Online Media

JRN349 Editing for Print & Online Media

A course involving students in an in-depth study of procedures of copy editing for newspapers, magazines and online media. Through assignments and exercises, students will develop superior skills in grammar and word usage, punctuation, spelling, style, fact-checking, use of reference books, and writing headlines and captions. Students will practice substantive editing, and proofreading for print and online media. The special conditions of the increasingly important Internet to copy editors will be demonstrated. Prerequisites: ENG 113 or JRN 170. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)nits; —=^I¢

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN349-A A Chute, Michael D. 09/06/2016 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
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Spring 2017 JRN349-A A Stilwell, Heather A. 01/11/2017 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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JRN360 Audio Newsgathering

JRN360 Audio Newsgathering

This course provides students opportunities to participate in the production of radio news stories and newscasts, using professional principles, aesthetics, ethics, and practices of journalistic audio reporting, producing in-field and project assignments. Prerequisite: JRN 216. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN360-A A Stilwell, Heather A. 09/06/2016 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
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JRN370 Social Media Strategies

JRN370 Social Media Strategies

This course provides students opportunities to analyze, use and produce content for current and emerging social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Reddit and other professional business platforms. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN370-A A Romo, Sandra Jean 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex
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JRN380 Video Newsgathering

JRN380 Video Newsgathering

This course provides students opportunities to participate in the production of television news stories and newscasts, using professional principles, aesthetics, ethics, and practices of journalistic video reporting, producing in-field and project assignments. Prerequisite: JRN216 (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2017 JRN380-A A Stilwell, Heather A. 01/11/2017 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
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JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Journalism. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN400-A A Romo, Sandra Jean 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex
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JRN440 Writing Columns and Blogs

JRN440 Writing Columns and Blogs

Principles and practices of writing in the shorter forms of journalism, including editorials and opinion essays for print, electronic and online media outlets. Includes writing columns, blogs, opinion-page articles, and reviews of theater, music, books, and film. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 JRN440-A A Chute, Michael D. 09/06/2016 Array 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM TBA
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JRN460 Investigative Reporting

JRN460 Investigative Reporting

The tradition of investigative reporters, who uncover facts and write articles that expose waste, wrongdoing, mismanagement, fraud, conflict of interest and abuse of authority, and promote change and reform, has a long and proud history that stands alongside more conventional journalistic practices. Students are provided with reportorial skills and techniques required by journalists who develop articles of substance and depth in specialized areas, with emphasis given to research, analysis, and interpretation of complex issues in writing for publication. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2017 JRN460-A A Chute, Michael D. 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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JRN470 Reprtng & Producing Brdcst Media

JRN470 Reprtng & Producing Brdcst Media

This course is designed to improve and expand the news gathering and writing skills of the media student, further developing understanding of broadcast news writing, new judgment and construction of broadcast news stories, as well as social responsibility and an ethical framework for broadcast journalists. Prerequisite: JRN360 or JRN380 (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2017 JRN470-A A Stilwell, Heather A. 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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