Academic Catalogs

Journalism (JOUR)

JOUR A1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
News Writing and Reporting  
Prerequisite(s): ENGL A100 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Beginning journalists will acquire the skills to write practical news stories under deadline pressure with a focus on accuracy, balance, and style. Writing assignments will include police stories, obituaries, speech coverage, round-ups, and feature stories. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: JOUR 110.

JOUR A1131 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Social Media for Print and Online Journalists  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is for any student enrolled in the student newspaper and will help them understand the issue of social media as a vital part of news gathering and reporting. The course will allow journalism students to create and maintain both a professional personal presence on social media as well as work to maintain the paper's presence on social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

JOUR A1154 Units (54 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
Newspaper Production  
Advisory: ENGL A100; and Journalism A110 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Assist in all aspects of newspaper planning, writing, design and production. Requires writing news and feature stories on deadline, commentary, writing headlines, designing pages, editing, and layout techniques. Students will use state-of-the-art computer design, graphics, and word processing software in a professional setting. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: JOUR 130.

JOUR A1163 Units (36 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
Multi-Media Reporting and Producing Level 1  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students will acquire the skills needed to research, write and produce multi-media stories for posting online, including online newspaper sites. Students will gain a basic understanding of digital photography, videography, and photo editing software. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Lecture, Lab. C-ID: JOUR 120.

JOUR A1173 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Narrative Journalism  
Advisory: JOUR A110 and ENGL A100, or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

A writing workshop focusing on student writing and marketing in-depth non-fiction feature articles. Emphasis will be on guiding students and developing interesting non-fiction stories from the idea stage through publication and finding suitable markets for publication. Same as ENGL A117. Students completing JOUR A117 may not receive credit for ENGL A117. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

JOUR A1231 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Social Media for Print and Online Journalists Level 2  
Prerequisite(s): JOUR A125 or JOUR A135 or JOUR A145.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course will build on the basics of social media for students enrolled in the student newspaper. Students will use social media planning software to post stories and photographs on various platforms and help drive traffic to the campus newspaper’s website. An introduction to social media etiquette will also be reinforced.

JOUR A1254 Units (54 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
Newspaper Production Level 2  
Prerequisite(s): JOUR A115.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Assist in all aspects of newspaper planning and writing. Requires writing news and feature stories on deadline, along with commentaries, sports and arts and culture stories and reviews. Students will continue to practice basic newswriting and feature writing skills while expanding background to include sports and arts stories. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

JOUR A1263 Units (36 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
Multi-Media Reporting and Producing Level 2  
Prerequisite(s): JOUR A116.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students will acquire the skills needed to research, write and produce multi-media stories for posting on CoastReportOnline.com. Students will also cover news judgment and advanced editing and hardware and software skills specific to news websites. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

JOUR A1354 Units (54 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
Newspaper Production Level 3  
Prerequisite(s): JOUR A125.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Assist in all aspects of newspaper planning, writing, design and production. Requires writing headlines, designing pages, editing, and layout techniques. Students will use state-of-the-art computer design, graphics, and word processing software in a professional setting. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

JOUR A1454 Units (54 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
Newspaper Production Level 4  
Prerequisite(s): JOUR A135.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Assist in all aspects of newspaper planning, writing, design and production. Requires writing news and features stories on deadline, commentary, writing headlines, designing pages, editing, and layout techniques. Students will use state-of-the-art computer design, graphics, and word processing software in a professional setting. Students will also use social media to promote readership. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

JOUR A1853 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Photojournalism  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Covers the fundamentals of photojournalism with students gaining practical experience in the creative process and techniques of making photographs for publication. Work will be assigned for publication in the campus newspaper, Coast Report. C-ID: JOUR 160.

JOUR A2103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Advanced Newswriting and Reporting  
Prerequisite(s): ENGL A100 and JOUR A110.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course offers students insight and background into covering public affairs for print and online news environments. The course guides students through the process of community news reporting and writing, including coverage of student government, local and regional governments, city boards, police, courts and school boards. The course also covers legal and ethical issues in the news media as it pertains to public access, California's open meetings law, and other news gathering specifics. The course is designed for students pursuing media-related majors and for those seeking employment in the field.

JOUR A2151 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Coast Report Editorial Board Level 1  
Prerequisite(s): Must be editor on Coast Report staff.
Co-requisite(s): JOUR A115, JOUR A125, JOUR A135, or JOUR A145.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is for the editorial board of the student newspaper. The editors will meet once per week to discuss policy matters, the upcoming issue and the instructor’s critique of the past one. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

JOUR A2251 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Coast Report Editorial Board Level 2  
Prerequisite(s): JOUR A215 and must be editor on Coast Report staff.
Co-requisite(s): JOUR A125 or JOUR A135 or JOUR A145.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is for the editorial board of the student newspaper. The editors will meet once per week to discuss policy matters, the upcoming issue and the instructor's critique of the past one. The editors will also design and write headlines for the paper. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

JOUR A2351 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Coast Report Editorial Board Level 3  
Prerequisite(s): JOUR A225 and must be editor on Coast Report staff.
Co-requisite(s): JOUR A135 or JOUR A145.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is for the editorial board of the student newspaper. The editors will meet once per week to discuss policy matters, the upcoming issue and the instructor's critique of the past one. The editors will also write editorials and do advanced layout of the paper and begin directing content for CoastReportOnline.com. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

JOUR A2451 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Coast Report Editorial Board Level 4  
Prerequisite(s): JOUR A235 and must be editor on Coast Report staff.
Co-requisite(s): JOUR A145.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is for the editorial board of the student newspaper. The editors will meet once per week to discuss policy matters, the upcoming issue and the instructor's critique of the past one. The editors will work independently to produce each week's paper and stay up to date on posting content to CoastReportOnline.com. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.