JRN 101/FLM 26/126 Basic News Writing (3)
An introduction to writing for news including broadcast, websites and other news formats (online and print). Instruction will include in-class writing assignments on deadline, out-of-class reporting assignments, and writing to video. Students will also learn basic legal guidelines for news gathering and reporting. Contributions to "The Oracle" will be included.
JRN 102 Advanced Reporting and News Writing (3)
Reporting techniques and intensive experience in identifying news sources, interviewing, researching, and constructing the story. Practice in a variety of types of journalistic writing. Emphasis on journalism ethics and law. Prerequisite: JRN 101 or equivalent.
JRN 110 Ethics & Legalities (3)
This course explores the ethical and legal aspects in the field of journalism. Legal issues will include access, confidential sources, impersonation, privacy, fair use law, basic internet law and libel. Ethical issue will include plagiarism, dealing with victims of tragedy, "ambush" interviews, personal political activism, conflicts of interest and accountability.
JRN 120 Investigative Reporting (3)
An advanced Journalism class, this course will focus on building the skills and techniques of investigative reporting including use of the Freedom of Information Law, access to public records, searching criminal records, use of databases, verifying information and interview techniques. Pre-requisites: JRN 101,102 & 110.
JRN 130 In-depth Social Issue Reporting (3)
An advanced Journalism class on in-depth reporting on current social issues that impact local communities. Social issues such as health, education, race relations or the environment will be explored through reporting techniques that include surveying local communities, computer-aided reporting, database information analysis and in-the-field interviews. Pre-requisites: JRN 101,102 & 110.
JRN 96/196 Oracle Workshop (3-9)
Guides students through the monthly production of the student newspaper. Addresses all aspects of production including reporting, writing, editing, layout and advertising. May be repeated for credit.
JRN 190/FLM 197 Internship (3-9)
Internship site is to be selected and agreed upon by both student and Program Director. For majors only. Student must be able to provide own transportation to internship site. May be repeated for credit.
ENG 107 Professional Writing (3)
An examination of the kinds of writing used in the communications media, with practice in developing newspaper, magazine, television, or radio material. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
ENG 108 The News Media (3)
A critical examination of the news media, showing how print and broadcast news organizations operate and giving extensive practice in evaluating media reporting of current stories. GS-II
ENG 109 Writing: Voice and View (3)
Nonfiction writing as a literary art. Designed for good writers and anyone who enjoys the challenge of responding to life through the written word. An opportunity to develop one's personal style and voice while examining the work of great essayists past and present. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
FLM 133 Music, Culture and Broadcasting (3)
An exploration of the development and impact of music, radio, and broadcasting in America. Topics include the rise, influence, and multiple iterations of radio as a mass medium, the role of music in American social and political issues, and hands-on introduction to essential recording technology and broadcasting techniques. Carries a $25 film lab fee. (See SOC 133)
FLM 147 Newscasting (3-6)
The essentials of newscasting are introduced, including research, writing, videotaping, directing, performing in front of the camera, and producing a newscast. The class will create and produce web-based newscasts. May be repeated for credit. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in FLM 100: Final Cut Pro strongly recommended. Carries a $25 film lab fee. (See SOC 147)
FLM 155 ProTools Essentials (3)
Master the basic tools and functions necessary to create, edit and mix professional sounding audio projects in the world's leading audio production software for both music and film. The course will prepare students to pass the Pro Tools certification exam.
FLM 157 eMedia (3)
An introduction to mobile app development and design. Learn how to combine photos, video, written copy, social media and other content as you create your own App. Recommended for students interested in Marketing, Journalism, Media Communications and Advocacy.