Journalism (JOUR)

INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM
JOUR 101 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 (or ENGL 101) eligibility required.

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. [HA, SE]

COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 110 3 Credits/Units

66 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, or equivalent, or consent of the Instructional Unit.

Apply and expand upon the skills and lessons acquired in JOUR 101 to produce the Clark College newspaper, "The Independent." Develop new expertise and insight in multimedia reporting and editing; photojournalism; digital production and delivery of news; workplace professionalism; ethics; teamwork; advanced reporting, writing and story development; critique; alternative story forms; and project and time management. Besides lectures and lessons, the format includes field work (research) and writing, collaborative problem-solving, exercises, quizzes and production of the final news product. [GE, SE]

DIGITAL NEWS
JOUR 111 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101 or consent of the Instructional Unit.

Writing-intensive instruction and training in digital news, including an introduction to and practice in online news delivery tools, including audio and video reporting and editing, social media, data visualization, blogs and others. Emphasis on ethical issues. Considerable hands-on work requiring high motivation to work independently as well as collaboratively with classmates and instructor. [HA, GE, SE]

COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 120 3 Credits/Units

66 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, and successful completion of JOUR 110 or its equivalent, or consent of the Instructional Unit.

Apply and expand upon the skills and lessons acquired in JOUR 101 to produce the Clark College newspaper, "The Independent." Develop new expertise and insight in multimedia reporting and editing; photojournalism; digital production and delivery of news; workplace professionalism; ethics; teamwork; advanced reporting, writing and story development; critique; alternative story forms; and project and time management. Besides lectures and lessons, the format includes field work (research) and writing, collaborative problem-solving, exercises, quizzes and production of the final news product. [GE, SE]

COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 130 3 Credits/Units

66 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, and successful completion of JOUR 120 or its equivalent, or consent of the Instructional Unit.

Apply and expand upon the skills and lessons acquired in JOUR 101 to produce the Clark College newspaper, "The Independent." Develop new expertise and insight in multimedia reporting and editing; photojournalism; digital production and delivery of news; workplace professionalism; ethics; teamwork; advanced reporting, writing and story development; critique; alternative story forms; and project and time management. Besides lectures and lessons, the format includes field work (research) and writing, collaborative problem-solving, exercises, quizzes and production of the final news product. [GE, SE]

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
JOUR 199 5 Credits/Units

165 hours of clinical

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

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. [GE]

ADVANCED NEWSWRITING
JOUR 201 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: JOUR 101.

Continuation of JOUR 101. Focus on longer, more complex stories, including features and opinion writing. Students will complete a short research project. [GE]

COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 210 3 Credits/Units

66 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, and successful completion of JOUR 130 or its equivalent, or consent of the Instructional Unit.

Apply and expand upon the skills and lessons acquired in JOUR 101 to produce the Clark College newspaper, "The Independent." Develop new expertise and insight in multimedia reporting and editing; photojournalism; digital production and delivery of news; workplace professionalism; ethics; teamwork; advanced reporting, writing and story development; critique; alternative story forms; and project and time management. Besides lectures and lessons, the format includes field work (research) and writing, collaborative problem-solving, exercises, quizzes and production of the final news product. [GE, SE]

COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 220 3 Credits/Units

66 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, and successful completion of JOUR 210 or its equivalent, or consent of the Instructional Unit.

Apply and expand upon the skills and lessons acquired in JOUR 101 to produce the Clark College newspaper, "The Independent." Develop new expertise and insight in multimedia reporting and editing; photojournalism; digital production and delivery of news; workplace professionalism; ethics; teamwork; advanced reporting, writing and story development; critique; alternative story forms; and project and time management. Besides lectures and lessons, the format includes field work (research) and writing, collaborative problem-solving, exercises, quizzes and production of the final news product. [GE, SE]

COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 230 3 Credits/Units

66 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in JOUR 101, and successful completion of JOUR 220 or its equivalent, or consent of the Instructional Unit.

Apply and expand upon the skills and lessons acquired in JOUR 101 to produce the Clark College newspaper, "The Independent." Develop new expertise and insight in multimedia reporting and editing; photojournalism; digital production and delivery of news; workplace professionalism; ethics; teamwork; advanced reporting, writing and story development; critique; alternative story forms; and project and time management. Besides lectures and lessons, the format includes field work (research) and writing, collaborative problem-solving, exercises, quizzes and production of the final news product. [GE, SE]

SELECTED TOPICS:
JOUR 280 3 Credits/Units

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 term class schedule. [GE]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
JOUR 290 5 Credits/Units

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by the department. [GE]