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Journalism (JOUR)

Courses

The following Journalism courses are offered:

JOUR 310     Mass Media and Society    3 Units
Same As: CMED 300 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 of media 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 COMM 351 and CMED 300; only one of these courses may be taken for credit. 

JOUR 340     Writing for Publication    3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 or JOUR 300.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
Writing nonfiction for publication with emphasis on developing writing style.  The course covers writing for specific audiences, writing magazine and feature articles, researching and interviewing and developing an effective prose style.  Students will learn how to write reviews, profiles, personal narratives and longer articles and how to sell them. 

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

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

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