Journalism
INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM
JOUR 101
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduction to skills fundamental to journalism and newswriting, as well as an understanding of the role and significance of journalists and their work. Topics include the evolution in media and news today, ethical challenges, shifts in audience involvement and technological advances. Writing-intensive activities to master a clear, concise, accurate style. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101) eligibility required. [SE]
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
JOUR 121
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Real-world opportunity to practice skills and expand knowledge acquired in JOUR 101. Topics include reporting, writing, editing and producing The Independent, print & online versions. Focus on an understanding of and appreciation for accuracy, deadlines, and teamwork. Activities include lecture, lessons, quizzes and out-of-class reporting and writing assignments. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, or equivalent, or consent of Instructional Unit.
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
JOUR 122
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
To provide a realistic journalistic workshop, giving students an opportunity to learn about news judgment, making story assignments, news writing, feature writing, headline writing, news and feature photography, editing, and layout and design. Students learn to meet deadlines and work professionally with each other and with other departments and individuals on campus. Prerequisite: JOUR 121. [GE]
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
JOUR 123
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
To provide a realistic journalistic workshop, giving students an opportunity to learn about news judgment, making story assignments, news writing, feature writing, headline writing, news and feature photography, editing, and layout and design. Students learn to meet deadlines and work professionally with each other and with other departments and individuals on campus. Concurrent enrollment in a JOUR class required. Prerequisite: JOUR 122. Completion of JOUR 101 or concurrent enrollment recommended. [GE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
JOUR 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in newspaper or other journalism position. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ADVANCED NEWSWRITING
JOUR 201
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Continuation of JOUR 101. Focus on longer, more complex stories, including features and opinion writing. Students will complete a short research project. Prerequisite: JOUR 101. [GE]
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
JOUR 221
1 - 5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
To provide a realistic journalistic workshop, giving students an opportunity to learn about news judgment, making story assignments, news writing, feature writing, headline writing, news and feature photography, editing, and layout and design. Students learn to meet deadlines and work professionally with each other and with other departments and individuals on campus. Prerequisite: JOUR 123. [GE]
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
JOUR 222
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
To provide a realistic journalistic workshop, giving students an opportunity to learn about news judgment, making story assignments, news writing, feature writing, headline writing, news and feature photography, editing, and layout and design. Students learn to meet deadlines and work professionally with each other and with other departments and individuals on campus. Prerequisite: JOUR 221. [GE]
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
JOUR 223
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
To provide a realistic journalistic workshop, giving students an opportunity to learn about news judgment, making story assignments, news writing, feature writing, headline writing, news and feature photography, editing, and layout and design. Students learn to meet deadlines and work professionally with each other and with other departments and individuals on campus. Prerequisite: JOUR 222. [GE]
NEWS EDITING
JOUR 272
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Basic editing skills. Emphasis on proofreading, clarity, trimming headlines. Basic modular layout, editor responsibilities and Associated Press Style. Prerequisite: ENGL 135 (or ENGL 111) or JOUR 101. [GE]
SELECTED TOPICS:
JOUR 280
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
The course focuses on selected topics in Journalism. Topics vary, and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. Individual topics are listed in the quarterly class schedule.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
JOUR 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]