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Discipline: Degree: AA-T - Journalism - A0400
Course Name Course Number
Beginning Writing and Reporting for the Mass Media JOUR 101
  • Students will understand AP style.
  • Students will be able to identify and write summary and other leads.
  • Students will demonstrate news judgment.
Basic Digital and Film Photography PHOT 10 (VOC)
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Determine correct exposure values to produce photographic images.
  • Relate aperture settings to resulting depth of field characteristics.
  • Identify and describe the parts of a camera (i.e. lens, f/stop, shutter, etc.) and their functions.
  • Demonstrate appropriate shutter settings for motion and freeze action.
  • Select and present photographs in a presentation format appropriate to the subject (e.g. dry mounting , digital media, projection.)
  • Select appropriate output media (i.e. digital or silver gelatin) for photographic prints.
  • Identify compositional elements (i.e. line, texture, shape, patterns, perspective) of a photographic image.
Comparative Politics POLI 2
  • Distinguish among regime types and their central features.
  • Explain ethnic group conflict, and political institutions for managing ethnic group conflict.
  • Compare political systems, both in theory and with actual country examples.
  • Explain the impact of regional, economic, historical and cultural factors on political institutions and behavior.
  • Analyze the role of political parties, interest groups, elections and the mass media in various countries.
  • Analyze political systems by using the comparative method.
  • Identify the key features of parliamentary and presidential forms of government and identify their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of proportional representation and single member district plurality as electoral methods.
  • Identify the role of the state.
Critical Thinking and Writing ENGL 1C
  • In conversation with multiple texts, whether assigned by the instructor or chosen by the student, students will write a formal argument.
  • Students will evaluate the soundness of arguments.
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors ENGL 1CH
  • Students will evaluate the soundness of arguments.
  • In conversation with multiple texts, whether assigned by the instructor or chosen by the student, students will write a formal argument.
Intermediate Writing and Reporting for Mass Media JOUR 102
  • Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics.
  • Students will write an in-depth news story.
  • Students will write an in-depth news story.
Introduction to American Government and Politics POLI 1
  • Students will be able to evaluate the role of Congress, the presidency, the courts and their interaction with state and local governments.
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time.
  • Students will be able to analyze policy areas such as foreign and domestic policy in order to understand the political outcome of various policy alternatives.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the role of political parties, interest groups, elections and the mass media in the American political system with an emphasis on the state of California and its relations to the national government.
  • Students will be able to identify constitutional changes that have expanded liberties and rights.
  • Students will be able to differentiate powers delegated to the U.S. from those reserved to the states.
  • Students will be able to marshal empirical data to support a political science theory.
Introduction to American Government and Politics - Honors POLI 1H
  • Students will be able to identify constitutional changes that have expanded liberties and rights.
  • Students will be able to differentiate powers delegated to the U.S. from those reserved to the states.
  • Evaluate the role of Congress, the presidency, the courts and their interaction with state and local governments.
  • Evaluate the role of political parties, interest groups, elections and the mass media in the American political system with an emphasis on the state of California and its relations to the national government.
  • Students will be able to analyze policy areas such as foreign and domestic policy in order to understand the political outcome of various policy alternatives.
Introduction to Mass Communications JOUR 100
  • Students will be familiar with basic mass media law and ethics.
  • Students will understand the respective functions of the fields that comprise the mass media, advertising, and public relations.
Introduction to Public Relations JOUR 108
  • Write and edit copy for features, newsletters, institutional publications, and other PR writing styles
  • Students will understand the code of ethics in public relations.
  • Students will understand the role of public relations in media activities and related publics.
  • Students will be write and edit copy for features, newsletters, institutional publications, and other PR writing styles.
Multimedia Storytelling JOUR 116
  • Students will be able to construct news stories through blog and social media posts that are short and concise and follow the journalistic guidelines learned in class.
Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics BUSC 1A
  • Students completing BUSC 1A - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics will correctly know the use of monetary policy and make comments on the monetary policy being used by the FED.
  • Students completing BUSC 1A - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics will correctly know the use of fiscal policy and will be able to comment on the fiscal policy used by the government.
Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors BUSC 1AH
  • Students completing BUSC 1AH - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors will correctly know the use of fiscal policy and will be able to comment on the fiscal policy being used by the government.
  • Students completing BUSC 1AH - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors will correctly know the use of monetary policy and will be able to comment on the monetary policy used by the FED.
Student News Media Editing Staff JOUR 115
  • Students will be able to edit news stories and information into a publishable form, with attention to accuracy, clarity, thoroughness, fairness, AP style, and media law and ethics.
  • Students will be able to edit news stories and information into a publishable form, with attention to accuracy, clarity, thoroughness, fairness, AP style, and media law and ethics.
Student News Media Staff JOUR 114
  • Students will be able to develop news and feature stories through written, visual, audio, video, or other multimedia formats.