Courses

Journalism

JOUR 19, Contemporary News Media
Lec-52.5 field trips

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Introduction to modern mass communication, with an emphasis on the development of the news media, analysis of the credibility of the media and its impact on daily life. CSU/UC/CAN

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 21, News Reporting and Writing
Lec-52.5 field trips

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

The courses focuses on techniques of newspaper reporting, developing and writing a news story, training in information gathering and interviewing sources. It also examines career opportunities in the industry. CSU/CAN

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 22, Feature Writing
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Fundamentals in feature writing for magazines and newspapers with special emphasis on profile and interpretive news features. This course provides practical experience in interview and in-depth research techniques. Training in how to write a freelance story for publication.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 23, Copy Editing
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: JOUR 21

This course is for writers, working editors, and those considering a career in editing or copy editing. Students learn to edit newspapers, magazines and web site articles for accuracy, style and organization. The writer-editor relationship, and ways to keep it healthy, is emphasized throughout the course. CSU

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 24, Newspaper Laboratory
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: JOUR 21 ADVISE: JOUR 22

Beginning newspaper laboratory course focused on the publication of the college newspaper The Guardsman. Provides a practical understanding of the various elements involved in producing a newspaper.

Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 25, Editorial Management
Lec-52.5 field trips

COREQ.: JOUR 24

An advanced journalism course that trains prospective print editors on all aspects of operating a publication, including developing a publishing schedule and story assignments, coordinating a writing staff, designing a page, writing headlines and cutlines, sizing photographs, understanding the business side of print journalism, and working with other editors and printers.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 26, Fundamentals of Public Relations
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: JOUR 24, and VMD 105

Prepares students to create an effective public relations campaign that includes writing media releases, "pitch" letters, public service announcements, managing media outlets, coordinating mailings, and designing leaflets and posters, as well as setting up a news
conference. Special attention is given to in-house public relations duties for corporate and non-profit entities.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 29A, Introduction to Magazine Editing and Production
Lec-35 Lab-52.5 field trips

ADVISE: JOUR 21 or JOUR 22 or JOUR 37

An introduction to the process of creating a magazine publication. Students work as part of a staff of writers and photographers, focusing on writing and photographing feature stories suitable for publication in the campus magazine. They study the editorial and production process and the skills required for publishing a campus magazine. Appropriate for students interested in creative writing, graphic arts, photojournalism and journalism who have not yet taken a campus magazine publishing class.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly JOUR 29.

JOUR 29B, Intermediate Magazine Editing and Production
Lec-35 Lab-52.5 field trips

PREREQ.: JOUR 29 or JOUR 29A

An intermediate exploration into the process of creating a magazine publication. Students work as editors focusing on editing content suitable for publication in the campus magazine. They participate in the editorial and production process and develop the skills required for publishing a campus magazine. Appropriate for students interested in editing and production who have completed an introductory campus magazine publishing class.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 29C, Advanced Magazine Editing and Production
Lec-35 Lab-52.5 field trips

PREREQ.: JOUR 29B

An advanced exploration into the process of creating a magazine publication. Students work in management positions focusing on leading a staff in producing content suitable for publication in the campus magazine. They facilitate the editorial and production process and develope the skills required to manage the publication of a campus magazine. Appropriate for students interested in editing and production who have completed an intermediate level campus magazine publishing class.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 31, Internship Experience

PREREQ.: Approval of the Journalism Department ADVISE: JOUR 24

Supervised on-campus or off-campus employment in the journalism field that is adaptable to the student. This could include experiences such as working on community based newspapers, publishing on the Internet, or improving the journalism-publishing program at CCSF for the betterment of the larger community. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work. CSU

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 32, Independent Study
Lec-5 Lab-15

The student will conduct special research, assignments, or experimental projects with faculty supervision. Projects can vary in format, but must be media-related.

Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 35, Internet Journalism
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: JOUR 21

The course examines the role of the online journalist and use of the Internet for investigative purposes with special emphasis on new trends in the delivery of news. CSU

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 36, Investigative Reporting
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: JOUR 21

The course provides advanced concepts of news gathering, interviewing and writing. Students will be assigned beats covering neighborhood communities and local government. Extensive research, interviewing, meeting coverage and writing involved. Students will improve and expand their news gathering and writing skills.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 37, Introduction to Photojournalism
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: PHOT 51 or demonstration of equivalent knowledge

Emphasizes concepts of photojournalism such as news and feature photography. Assignments will involve photographing people and visual storytelling at a level appropriate for publication such as in campus publications. Access to Single Lens Reflex (SLR) digital or film camera required.

Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
JOUR 38, Intermediate Photojournalism
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: JOUR 37 ADVISE: BCST 119 or demonstration of equivalent knowledge

Emphasizes concepts of photojournalism at an intermediate level. Assignments will involve photographing people and visual storytelling at a professional entry-level appropriate for use in publications such as newspapers and magazines. Emphasizes integration of traditional photojournalism with new media technology reflecting current professional trends in photojournalism. Digital SLR required.

Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable