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Journalism classes at Solano Community College

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JOURNALISM 001: Newswriting and Reporting

  • Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 001. This course teaches the theory and practice of writing news stories for the media. The student learns effective writing and interviewing strategies, common story structures, grammar and style rules, libel and privacy laws. Three hours lecture. REGISTER FOR SPRING ’17

JOURNALISM 002: Introduction to Feature and Magazine Writing 

  • Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 001. This class teaches the theory and practice of feature writing, including profiles, critical reviews, opinion columns, travel, news features and trend stories. Students learn research and reporting methods, grammar and style rules, libel and privacy laws, and tools for marketing their stories. Three hours lecture.

JOURNALISM 011: Introduction to Mass Communication  REGISTER FOR SPRING ’17

  • Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 001. Study of the mass media including newspapers, magazines, radio, television, motion pictures and advertising which examines the standards, ethics, and rights of the media and the relationship of government and the public to the various media forms. Emphasis is on the functions, limitations, and responsibilities of the press, as well as the past, present and future impact on society and the individual. Attention will be given to theories of persuasion, the symbolic power and manipulation of images, and the relationship between information and knowledge. Essay examinations and critical papers are required.Three hours lecture.

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JOURNALISM 59: Publications Lab (The Tempest staff), MWF 12-12:50, room 1861

  • This one-unit laboratory class is intended for non-journalism majors to learn the fundamentals of media reporting while working as a staff member of the student news publications, The Tempest newspaper and the SolanoTempest.net website. Students may work in the areas of writing, photography, illustration or multimedia, and will be introduced to: journalistic laws and ethics, opinion and news writing, covering the campus community, working on deadline, visual communication, and working on a team to produce a journalistic product for distribution to a campus-wide audience. Students are limited to four classes within the Publications Laboratory family. Journalism majors should enroll in Journalism 60. 

JOURNALISM 60: Publications Lab (The Tempest staff), MWF Noon-1:50 + tba,  room 1861

  • Eligibility for ENGL 001. This course focuses on creating content and producing the student news publications, The Tempest newspaper and the SolanoTempest.net website, as a practical laboratory that produces a journalistic product for distribution to a college-wide audience. Journalistic ethics and legal aspects will be covered. Students will work primarily in one of the following areas: researching, writing and editing articles, taking photographs, creating illustrations, creating multimedia stories, or designing pages and graphics. Students are limited to four classes within the Publications Laboratory family. Seven hours lab, two hours activity. 

JOURNALISM 61: Publications Lab (The Tempest staff), MWF Noon-1:50 + tba, room 1861

  • Prerequisite:  Course advisory: Eligibility for English 001. Intermediate journalism students will broaden their newsgathering skills while creating content for and producing the student news publications, The Tempest newspaper and the SolanoTempest.net website. This is a practical laboratory that produces a journalistic product for distribution to a college-wide audience. Journalistic ethics and legal aspects will be covered. Students will work primarily in two of the following areas: researching, writing and editing articles, taking photographs, creating illustrations, creating multimedia stories, or designing pages and graphics. Students are limited to four classes within the Publications Laboratory family. Seven hours lab, and two hours activity. 

JOURNALISM 62: Journalism Practicum (The Tempest staff), MWF Noon-1:50, room 1861

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  • Intermediate journalism students will provide editorial leadership and in-depth coverage for the student news publications, The Tempest newspaper and the SolanoTempest.net website, as a practical laboratory that produces a journalistic product for distribution to a college-wide audience. Journalistic ethics and legal aspects will be covered. Students will work primarily in three of the following areas: editorial leadership, indepth coverage, researching, writing and editing articles, taking photographs, creating illustrations, creating multimedia stories, or designing pages and graphics. Students are limited to four classes within the Publications Laboratory family. Five to seven hours lab, and one to two hours activity. 

JOURNALISM 64:  Journalism Practicum (The Tempest staff), MWF Noon-1:50, room 1861

  • Students with prior instruction in reporting, editing, photography, illustration, design or digital media will integrate their journalism skills to provide editorial leadership and/or create published works for the student news publications, The Tempest newspaper and the SolanoTempest.net website, while learning the basic principles of preparing a professional portfolio. An intermediate class for students preparing for employment in journalism and related fields. Students are limited to four classes within the publications family. 
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Journalism classes at Solano Community College