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JOUR 10 Mass Media and Society

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 250, English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D0; IGETC: 4J; GAV-GE: C2, D2; CAN: JOUR 4

This course helps students understand the 20th century revolution in mass media by focusing on the history, economics and social impact of the newspaper, book publishing, magazine, film, television, public relations, advertising and music industries. Students will study audience, propaganda and mass communication theory; and discuss new technology, ethnic media in the United States, ethical issues and attempts to regulate or control the media. Honors students will complete more in-depth analysis of media issues and will finish a media-related research project. This course is also listed as SOC 10. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.


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JOUR 15 On-Line Investigation

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Typing and/or keyboarding skills.

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: C1

This class will acquaint students with hardware and software requirements for navigating in cyberspace, introduce them to the world of cyber-servers, and focus on giving them basic Internet literacy. Students will learn and practice how to use e-mail, e-mail lists, news groups, the World Wide Web, gopher and tools, file transfer protocol, and other Internet tools. They will also learn Netiquette rules, design and carry out a research project in their disciplines, and become acquainted with legal and ethical issues facing cyberspace users.


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JOUR 16A Writing for Media

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Typing skill; English 1A eligibility.

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: C1; CAN: JOUR 2

Fundamentals of journalistic writing and analysis of news values and news writing. Stresses organization and structure of news stories; the language and style of news writing; the basic lead and story types for print and broadcast media.


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JOUR 16B Reporting for Media

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture, 2 Laboratory

Advisory: Journalism 16A

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: C1

Fundamentals of reporting for print and broadcast media, with attention to research methods, cultivation of sources, and interviewing techniques. Students will practice gathering information from a variety of sources for presentation in print and broadcast media.


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JOUR 18A Working on the Newspaper

Units: 2-5     Hours: 2 Lecture, 9 Laboratory

Advisory: Eligible for English 1A. Typing ability.

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: C1

Students interview, write, photograph and do computer assisted design and graphics for the college newspaper, the Rambler. In doing this, they provide the community with an important first amendment forum, learn and educate about the first amendment rights and responsibilities, and acquire journalistic skills, ethics, and habits.


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JOUR 18B Working on the Newspaper

Units: 2-5     Hours: 2 Lecture, 9 Laboratory

Advisory: Journalism 18A.

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: C1

Students interview, write, photograph and do computer assisted design and graphics for the college newspaper, the Rambler. In doing this, they provide the community with an important first amendment forum, learn and educate about the first amendment rights and responsibilities and acquire journalistic skills, ethics and habits.


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JOUR 18C Working on the Newspaper

Units: 2-5     Hours: 2 Lecture, 9 Laboratory

Advisory: Journalism 18B.

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: C1

Students interview, write, photograph and do computer assisted design and graphics for the college newspaper, the Rambler. In doing this, they provide the community with an important first amendment forum, learn and educate about the first amendment rights and responsibilities and acquire journalistic skills, ethics and habits.


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JOUR 18D Working on the Newspaper

Units: 2-5     Hours: 2 Lecture, 9 Laboratory

Advisory: Journalism 18C.

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: C1

Students interview, write, photograph and do computer assisted design and graphics for the college newspaper, the Rambler. In doing this, they provide the community with an important first amendment forum, learn and educate about the first amendment rights and responsibilities and acquire journalistic skills, ethics and habits.


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JOUR 30 Writing for Publication

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 1A

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: C1

Students will learn how to launch themselves as freelance non-fiction writers in magazine, newspaper, and cyberspace markets. They will learn to tailor ideas, research stories, write effective query letters, and produce publishable work. Course will also survey marketing techniques and writing styles, and will provide important legal and ethical information for freelancers. This course is also listed as ENGL 30. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.


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JOUR 190 Occupational Work Experience/Journalism

Units: 1-4     Hours: 20 Laboratory

Required: Enrollment in a minimum of seven (7) units, including Cooperative Work Experience, during regular semesters; enrollment in at least one other class in summer session.

Transferable: CSU

The application of learned theory, knowledge, and skills to a practical job setting related to the student's educational/occupational goal. Employment must be directly related to the student's college educational/occupational goal. Periodic interviews of the students and employers or their representatives will be required. Each student shall be assisted in the development of individualized performance objectives, toward which the learning experience shall be directed.