Journalism

Journalism

 

The Department of Journalism offers an array of courses at the Mission Center, such as copyediting, feature writing, photojournalism, magazine production, internet journalism, advanced reporting, and public relations.

 

We are a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and work with students ranging from first-time Mac users to seasoned professionals looking to pick up specific skills.

 

Additionally, the department offers an AA degree in journalism, an AA-T Transfer degree and two certificates – Online Research and Editorial Management & Design. We also publish two award-winning publications – The Guardsman and Etc. Magazine. These publications offer students real-life experience in publishing.

 

We have 22 and eight state-of-the-art Mac computers in two labs located on the Ocean and Mission Campus respectively. Both labs are equipped with industry-standard Adobe software and printers.

 

For further information about our offerings, please visit our department homepage at www.ccsf.edu/journal/

 

Currently, we offer the following classes at the Mission Center:

 

JOUR 22. Feature Writing (3)

Lec-52.5

PREREQ: ENGL 93 or 94 or placement in ENGL 96

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

 

JOUR 23. Electronic Copy Editing (3)

Lec-52.5   P/NP Available

ADVISE: JOUR 21

This course is for writers, working editors, and those considering a career in editing or copyediting. 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

 

JOUR 26. Fundamentals of Public Relations (3)

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 news conferences. The course also pays special attention to in-house public relations duties for corporate and non-profit entities. CSU

C-ID JOUR 150

 

JOUR 29. Magazine Editing and Production (3)

Lec-35, Lab-52.5

PREREQ: JOUR 22 ADVISE: JOUR 21

Students will study the editorial, business, graphic, and production skills required for publishing a campus magazine. Course is appropriate for students interested in creative writing, graphic and fine arts, photography, business, and journalism. CSU

 

JOUR 35. Internet Journalism (3)

Lec-52.5, Lab-17.5   P/NP Available

ADVISE: JOUR 21

Internet Journalism focuses on three topic areas: examination of the role of the online journalist, web publishing, and using the Internet for investigative purposes. CSU

C-ID JOUR 120

 

JOUR 36. Advanced Reporting (3)

Lec-52.5, field trips   

ADVISE: JOUR 21

The course offers 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 newsgathering and writing skills. CSU

C-ID JOUR 210

 

JOUR 37. Introduction to Photojournalism (3)

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. CSU

 

JOUR 38. Intermediate Photojournalism (3)

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. CSU