This course serves as an introduction to the exciting field of communication, journalism, and public relations and the value of a degree in the Communication Arts Department. Students will be exposed to the concepts related to the Communication Arts disciplines. The course has been designed to introduce communication, public relations, and journalism students to the skills needed for success in their chosen program and to provide an overview of their discipline as well as others in the department. Program requirements will be discussed for each major as well potential professions post-graduation. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
COM101-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2024 W 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
COM101-A
Brodie, Victoria K
01/13/2025 W 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

This course is an introduction to the tools and processes of a broadcast newsroom, including the studio equipment and editing software used in the production of relevant, engaging newscasts. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BMP261-A
Kaplan, David J.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 048
BMP261-A
Kruppa, James K.
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 048

Functions, responsibilities, and influence of various mass media and emerging forms of niche media in society. Students review the theories, structures, functions, practices, economics, critical analyses, and historical aspects of mass media and its social responsibility in society. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN150-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/08/2024 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN150-B
Kaplan, David J.
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 036
JRN150-A
Romo, Sandra Jean
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 192
JRN150-C
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 192
JRN150-B
Singh, Sonya C
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 190
JRN150-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/13/2025 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA ONLN
JRN150-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

An introduction to mass media writing. Students will utilize journalistic reporting, editing and writing for mass audiences intended for distribution across electronic and print media outlets. (3.0 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN170-A
Singh, Sonya C
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-A
Singh, Sonya C
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-A
Singh, Sonya C
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 048

 

An in-depth exploration of the tools and processes of a broadcast newsroom, including the studio equipment and editing software used in the production of producing and packaging relevant, engaging newscasts. Prerequisite: BMP 261. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BMP461-A
Kaplan, David J.
01/13/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA

Practice in gathering information, conducting interviews and using online databases in writing and reporting news stories. Emphasis on style, clarity, accuracy, responsibility in handling the reporting of news. Laboratory and fieldwork. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN315-A
Kaplan, David J.
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 189

An introduction to the ethical and legal aspects of public relations and journalism, including print, online and broadcasting. Students will gain practical insight into the field through review of real-world case studies and materials on ethics, policies and law. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN320-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 036
JRN320-A
Singh, Sonya C
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 036
JRN320-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

This course provides students opportunities to participate in the production of audio and video news stories and newscasts, using professional principles, aesthetics, ethics, and practices of journalistic audio and video reporting, producing in-field and project assignments. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN360-A
Kruppa, James K.
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 191

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to be future journalists by creating a high quality publication, The Banner. Students will learn to work within the guidelines of the university, the publisher of the newspaper. Students will learn to perform all tasks involved with the production of a bi-weekly publication, which includes meeting deadlines and completing assigned tasks. Students will maintain a positive and cooperative attitude toward student editors, advisor, and California Baptist University administration. A Christian team spirit and goal of excellence will be emulated and protected by all students in the class. May be repeated for a maximum of eight (8) units. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN415-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

This course prepares the student to work as a journalist in today’s newsrooms, where the online and digital platforms are at least as important as the traditional print or broadcast platforms. The emphasis is on gathering assets in the field (text, photographs, video, audio) and then using those assets to tell a comprehensive story. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN430-B
Kruppa, James K.
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 036

 

 

Students must select three units from the following:

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of writing for the screen. The elements of theme, plot, character, and dialogue in dramatic writing for cinema will be studied. Students will learn how to construct screenplays by closely examining produced films, reading film scripts, and writing their own short screenplays. The course will provide a foundation in the basics of the three-act act structure, dramatic action, character arc, the revision process, and an introduction to the business of screenwriting. By the end of the semester, students will have produced and polished a twenty- to thirty-page screenplay for a short film suitable for production. Prerequisites: ENG 113 and FLM 105. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM301-B
Berry, Joel P.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B110
FLM301-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Film Lab 103

This course is an intermediate level treatment of the principles of writing for the screen. It expands on the concepts covered in FLM 301 - Basic Screenwriting, deepening the students' knowledge of the elements of theme, plot, character, and dialogue in dramatic writing for cinema while building the students' skills in the development of these elements in their own writing. By the end of the semester, students will have produced and polished screenplay for a one-hour film. Prerequisite: ENG 113 or FLM 105. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course addresses the adaptation of literature to film. It examines diverse concepts and theories that have been applied to cinematic adaptations of literary texts as part of a larger constellation of issues, including the development of cinematic language, approaches to genre studies, and an appreciation for cinematic visions in literary texts. In addition to film screenings, course readings will include prose fiction and film criticism. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM350-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B110

This course will provide students with an introduction to electronic and traditional broadcasting principles. Students will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate online and traditional broadcasting principles in the form of podcasts. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN325-A
Kaplan, David J.
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 375

Introduction to analog and digital audio recording and ProTools recording software. Topics covered will include microphone techniques, signal flow, recording consoles, sound capture and basic sound editing. Recording of vocal and instruments will be covered. Practicum hours required. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS386-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 138
MUS386-B
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

 

Complete a minimum of three units in each course below:

Hands-on experience in the production of public-facing news broadcasts for CBU TV and/or Lancers Noticias, the student-run newscasts of Lancer Media Group. May be repeated for a maximum of six (6) units. (1-3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BMP220-A
Kruppa, James K.
09/03/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
BMP220-A
Kruppa, James K.
01/13/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA

Advanced hands-on experience in the final packaging and production of public-facing news broadcasts for CBU TV and/or Lancers Noticias, the student-run newscasts of Lancer Media Group. May be repeated for a maximum of six (6) units. (1-3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BMP440-A
Kruppa, James K.
09/03/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
BMP440-A
Kruppa, James K.
01/13/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA