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Journalism

A great place to start no matter where you're heading. It's the Experience!

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Course Descriptions

DA = Degree Applicable
CAN = California Articulation Number (for CSU)

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JOURN 10 WRITING FOR THE MEDIA

2 hours composition, 3 hours lab; 3 units
(Formerly JOURN 10L) This course provides an introduction into collecting, evaluating and writing information and news for print, Internet and broadcast media audiences. It will also cover issues of law and ethics pertinent to the media industries. (CAN JOURN 2)
DA, transfers to CSU
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Our basic "how to put out a newspaper" class. You'll actually get a least one piece published. From ground zero to cub reporter in one semester.

JOURN 15 REPORTING PRACTICUM

3 hours lab, 1 unit
Advisory: JOURN 10
A laboratory course for students to practice and refine their news gathering, reporting, persuasion, news photography and graphic communication skills by working as staff members on the weekly college newspaper and other print and online student publications.May be repeated.
Transfer CSU/DA
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The real deal. Creating the Experience -- the Los Medanos College Newspaper -- every week. Fame, fortune, glory, long hours, no pay. Your words in ink.

JOURN 20 PUBLICATION PRODUCTION I

1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab, 3 units
Advisory: JOURN 10
Basic publication production for students planning careers in the news and information media, and other related fields such as advertising and public relations. The course also touches on communications law and ethics, and requires extensive laboratory work on the college newspaper, online news site, and/or magazine. May be repeated.
Transfer CSU/DA
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Journalism 10, one more time. The real deal. Creating the Experience, the Los Medanos College, every week. Fame, fortune, glory, long hours, no pay. Your byline in ink.

JOURN 30 PUBLICATION PRODUCTION II

1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab, 3 units
Advisory: JOURN 10, eligibility for ENGL 9
Advanced publication production for students planning careers in the news and information media, and other related fields such as advertising and public relations. The course also touches on communications law and ethics, and requires extensive laboratory work on the college newspaper, online news site, and/or magazine. May be repeated.
Transfer CSU/DA
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The real deal. Creating the Experience, the Los Medanos College, every week. Fame, fortune, glory, long hours, no pay. Your byline in ink.

JOURN 35 MASS COMMUNICATION

3 hours lecture, 3 units
Designed to provide the student information on the origins, development and present role of the major mass media: magazines, newspapers, radio, television and cinema. Course explores current and future trends in mass communication, and issues and ethics involved with the mass media. (CAN JOUR 4)
UC, CSU Gen. Ed. Area D7, IGETC Area 4G
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How do newspapers, radio and television reporting really work, and what effect do they have on the world? Find out here.

JOURN 98 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN JOURNALISM

Provides students an opportunity to design and pursue their own interests within a particular area. Projects reflecting cultural diversity and/or societal issues will be greatly encouraged. A contract must be drawn between the student and the instructor stipulating the goals of the independent study, the content, the method of approach, the estimated time involved, and the periodic evaluation to be used. This course may be repeated for credit. (Minimum 1 hour per week with instructor plus 54 hours of contracted work for each unit of credit.)
Independent Study courses may be DA or transferable depending on specific course. See your counselor.
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JOURN 99 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION IN JOURNALISM

Under agreement of an employer and a faculty member, a contract will be developed for supervised cooperative education as to goals, content, methods, and evaluation. Approved application and enrollment in at least 7 units (including up to 4 for this course). No more than four units may be taken each semester. A maximum of 16 units may be earned. Cooperative education is offered by instructional area.
Transfer CSU/DA
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JOURN 900s SELECTED TOPICS IN JOURNALISM

See available listings in current schedule of classes.
DA varies with course content
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