Communication Arts

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Journalism & New Media Minor

Journalism & New Media Minor (24 units)

Lower Division Requirements

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 2014 JRN170-A A Chute, Michael D. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex
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Fall 2014 JRN170-B B Chute, Michael D. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
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JRN212 Yearbook Production

JRN212 Yearbook Production

A course designed to give the student basic skills and practical experience in the processes which lead to the production and distribution of a publication. Members of the class constitute the editorial staff of the University yearbook. Meets three hours per week for critiques in writing, editing and design, followed by production. May be repeated for credit. A total of 12 units from publication courses JRN 212, 215, 412 and 415 may be applied to the major/minor, of which 6 may be upper division. Prerequisite: ENG 113. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

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JRN215 Newspaper Production

JRN215 Newspaper Production

Members of the class constitute the editorial staff of the University newspaper. Meets weekly for discussion, instruction and critique of assignments as they pertain to news reporting, writing and editing, followed by production. May be repeated for credit. A total of 12 units from publication courses JRN 212, 215, 412 and 415 may be applied to the major/minor, of which 6 may be upper division. Prerequisite: ENG 113. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

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Upper Division Requirements

Complete nine (9) units from the following:

COM300 Public Relations

COM300 Public Relations

Principles, history and professional practice of public relations and the writing and production of materials for special events, newsletters, and brochures. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 COM300-B B Romo, Sandra Jean 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex
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Fall 2014 COM300-A A Romo, Sandra Jean 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex
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COM400 Spec Topic Communication Studies

COM400 Spec Topic Communication Studies

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

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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 2014 JRN310-A A Silk, Andrew T. 09/02/2014 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 2014 JRN320-A A Chute, Michael D. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
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JRN350 Magazine Writing

JRN350 Magazine Writing

Development of versatile writing and research skills for selected print media, with emphasis on magazine article and newspaper feature, includes overview of magazine market. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring) ù¨†÷ã=*¢

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 JRN350-A A Chute, Katherine B. 09/02/2014 Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:30 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 2014 JRN400-A A Sandy, John 09/02/2014 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
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JRN410 Photo Editing

JRN410 Photo Editing

Advanced journalistic still and video photography emphasizing photo editing, including specialized techniques in lighting, flash and related skills to teach students how to capture a journalistic story in digital formats. Prerequisite: JRN 310. (3 units; Spring)

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JRN412 Advanced Yearbook Production

JRN412 Advanced Yearbook Production

A course designed to give the student advanced skills and practical experience in the processes which lead to the production and distribution of a publication. Members of the class constitute the editorial staff of the University yearbook. Meets three hours per week for critiques in writing, editing and design, followed by production. May be repeated for credit. A total of 12 units from publication courses JRN 212, 215, 412 and 415 may be applied to the major/minor, of which 6 may be upper division. Prerequisite: JRN 212. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

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JRN415 Advanced Newspaper Production

JRN415 Advanced Newspaper Production

Members of the class constitute the editorial staff of the University newspaper. Meets weekly for discussion, instruction and critique of assignments as they pertain to news reporting, writing and editing, followed by production. May be repeated for credit. A total of 12 units from publication courses JRN 212, 215, 412 and 415 may be applied to the major/minor, of which 6 may be upper division. Prerequisite: JRN 215. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

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JRN450 Internship in Journalism

JRN450 Internship in Journalism

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of journalism acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of journalism as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

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