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Communications Media (CMED) and Film and Media Studies (FMS)

Courses

The following Communications Media and Film and Media Studies courses are offered:

Communications Media (CMED)

CMED 300     Mass Media and Society    3 Units
Same As: JOUR 310 and COMM 351
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D0; CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4J
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
The class will offer a survey of the mass media:  history, philosophy, structure and trends, as well as theories which help to explain effects and the importance as a social institution. The course will explore economics, technology, law, ethics, and social issues, including cultural and ethnic diversity. This course is the same as Jour 310 and COMM 351, and only one may be taken for credit. 
(C-ID JOUR 100) 

CMED 305     The History of Film    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course introduces students to the history, art and cultural impact of motion pictures. Students will view, analyze, and critique films that represent landmarks in the development of this medium. Beyond introducing the form and function of film, the course will focus on critical issues in film studies, including race, gender, class, and cultural identity. Selected films will illustrate specific cinematic movements and national film traditions.    

CMED 495     Independent Studies in Communications Media    
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

CMED 498     Work Experience in Communications Media    1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity or job related to career goals.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours:  300 hours LAB 
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student’s progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill a 16 hour orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken four times for credit, when there is new or expanded learning on the job, for a maximum of 16 units. 

CMED 499     Experimental Offering in Communications Media    
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 


Film and Media Studies (FMS)

FMS 300  Introduction to Film Studies  3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Hours: 54 hours lecture
This course offers an introduction to the film medium with emphasis on aesthetics, theory and methods of critical analysis. Students will examine film as an art form, as a medium for communicating ideas and as a social and cultural force.

FMS 495     Independent Studies in film and Media studies    
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

FMS 499     Experimental Offering in film and Media studies    
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

Updated 6/11/14

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