Journalism (JOUR)

JOUR 101 - Critical Analysis of Mass Media Units: 3

Survey of the role of newspapers, radio, television, advertising and public relations organizations. Interpretation of the day's news and analysis of media performance.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

JOUR 105 - News Production I Units: 3

Introduction to news and features gathering, writing and presentation with practical application demonstrated in production of a campus print publications, Web pages, and electronic programming (e.g., podcasts).

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

JOUR 106 - News Production II Units: 3

Students write and edit more complex news and feature materials as staff members for campus newspaper, Web pages, podcasts, and other student journalistic vehicles.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: JOUR 105.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

JOUR 107 - Multimedia News Reporting and Writing I Units: 3

Introduction to collecting, analyzing and presenting information across contemporary news media platforms. Emphasizes writing in journalistic styles with clarity.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 and co-enrolled in JOUR 108.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

JOUR 108 - Media Production I Units: 2

Introduction to media production tools and computer interfaces; emphasis on visual literacy, imaging, video and audio editing.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 and co-enrolled in JOUR 107.

JOUR 115 - Photojournalism Basics Units: 3

Course emphasizes practical and technical considerations of print and Web photographic publishing. Students must already possess background in film and digital photography.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ART 141 or permission of instructor.

JOUR 118 - Web Page Basics Units: 3

Course introduces basic Web design and emphasizes factors typical to journalistic dissemination, such as posting timely material, legal, and other considerations.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: JOUR 101.

JOUR 119 - Digital Audio Basics Units: 3

Course introduces beginning digital audio capture and editing for both traditional radio and new media such as podcasts.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: JOUR 101.

JOUR 130 - Digital Video Basics Units: 3

Course introduces beginning digital video capture and editing for short journalistic television segments, commercials, and Internet clips with a journalistic emphasis.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: JOUR 101.

JOUR 198 - Special Topics in Journalism Units: 1-3

In-depth project assignments such as what makes news in a changing technological environment or how news is obtained and reported are studied and applied in reporting news for traditional and new media.

JOUR 199 - Literary Magazine Journalism Units: 3

A hands-on practicum in the preparation and production of a literary journal, The Meadows.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: JOUR 101.

JOUR 207 - Multimedia News Reporting and Writing II Units: 3

Additional methods of collecting, analyzing and presenting information across contemporary news media platforms. Builds an understanding of public information sources. Emphasizes writing in journalistic styles.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 102; JOUR 107 with a C or better; JOUR 108 with a C or better. Co-enroll JOUR 208.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

JOUR 208 - Media Production II Units: 1

Practice in using media production tools and computer interfaces; additional development of visual literacy, imaging, video and audio editing.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 102; JOUR 107 with a C or better; JOUR 108 with a C or better. Co-enroll JOUR 207.

JOUR 210 - Introduction to Public Relations Units: 3

Not recommended for students seeking a journalism degree. Study of practice of public relations including media, employee, consumer, community, shareholder, and customer relations. Emphasis is on history of public relations, its role, and impact on today's society.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: JOUR 101.

JOUR 212 - Principles of Advertising Units: 3

Not recommended for students seeking a journalism degree. Examination of the purpose, function, and role of advertising in society. Emphasis is on the practical application of advertising as part of the marketing mix including customer identification, branding, message development, and media selection.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: JOUR 101.

JOUR 215 - Photojournalism Practicum Units: 1-3

Students work independently on assigned and personal photojournalism projects. Output could be used for campus print and Web vehicles, such as The Echo and Journalism program Web pages. Course will emphasize portfolio building for students.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: JOUR 115 or instructor approval.

JOUR 218 - Web Pages Workshop Units: 1-3

Course for students to work independently on assigned and personal Web page projects. Output could be used for campus Web vehicles, such as Journalism Web Pages, parallel to The Echo. Course would emphasis portfolio-building for students.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: JOUR 118 or instructor approval.

JOUR 219 - Digital Audio Practicum Units: 1-3

Course for students to work independently on assigned and personal digital audio projects. Output could be used for campus Web and other vehicles, such as a TMCC radio station or podcasts. Course would emphasize portfolio building for students.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: JOUR 119 or instructor approval.

JOUR 225 - News Production III Units: 3

Advanced news gathering, news writing and news presentation in print, Web and other electronic media, and introduction to media management, with practical application demonstrated by production of a campus journalistic media.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: JOUR 102 and JOUR 106.

JOUR 226 - News Production IV Units: 3

Advanced news gathering, writing and presentation with advanced publications management, with practical application demonstrated by applying efforts toward production of a campus publication.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: JOUR 225.

JOUR 230 - Digital Video Practicum Units: 1-3

Course for students to work independently on assigned and personal digital video projects. Output could be used for campus Web and other vehicles, such as TMCC Journalism Web Pages, podcasts, and Public Information Office productions. Course would emphasize portfolio building for students.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: JOUR 130 or instructor approval.

JOUR 290 - Internship in Journalism Units: 3

A course for advanced journalism students that provides credit for professional experience under appropriate supervision.