Courses

The major seeks to develop students' skills in professional-level journalistic writing and multimedia storytelling, including investigation, interviewing and reporting, explanatory and analytical writing, editing, layout and design, and media law and ethics, in accordance with nationally accepted journalism standards. Students learn to research, interview and write, along with multimedia, design and public relation skills, that prepare them to work in journalism, public relations, corporate communications, multimedia and online journalism and related fields.

Lower Division Requirements 

JRN150 Media and Society

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)

JRN150-B
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2019 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN150-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/03/2019 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN150-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/13/2020 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN170 Writing for Mass Media

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)

JRN170-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-B
Chute, Michael D.
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 048

JRN210 Photojournalism

The desire to understand the world through images and text has never been in higher demand, thus the need for photojournalists with a commitment to truth is just as high. The emphasis is on how to use the camera to communicate a message of awareness and lasting impact. Weekly exercises, both written and photographic, will be the foundation of this experience. Recent trends in the industry, as well as philosophical and historical roots of the profession, will be examined. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN210-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN210-A
Veneman, James Ray
01/13/2020 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN216 Digital Storytelling

This course prepares the student to work in the new media marketplace where online and digital platforms are as important as traditional print media by incorporating audio and video components to storytelling. Instructional goals are to enhance awareness of mobile journalism elements and skills; to introduce an understanding of ethics, standards and legalities of producing and publishing mobile journalism stories; and to provide knowledge and skills necessary to develop audio and video components of multimedia journalism. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN216-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN216-A
Veneman, James Ray
01/13/2020 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN254 Publication Layout and Design

Principles and practical experiences in layout and design, including copy, typography, photos and cutlines, and developing pre-press documents to provide practical knowledge of state-of-the-art publishing technology. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN254-A
Chute, Katherine B.
09/03/2019 Th 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN254-A
Chute, Katherine B.
01/13/2020 Th 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex ONLN

 

Upper Division Requirements 

JRN312 Magazine and Feature Writing

Planning, gathering material, writing and preparation of articles for specialized and general media publications, with emphasis on the magazine article and newspaper feature; includes overview of the magazine market. Laboratory and field work. Students may only earn credit for either JRN 312 or JRN 350. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN312-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 104
JRN312-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 104

JRN315 News Reporting

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/Spring)

JRN315-A
Quezada, Robert G.
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 052
JRN315-A
Quezada, Robert G.
01/13/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

JRN320 Media Law, Ethics and Copyright

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; Spring)

JRN320-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 104
JRN320-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 104

JRN349 Editng for Prnt and Online Media

A course involving students in an in-depth study of procedures of copy editing for newspapers, magazines and online media. Through assignments and exercises, students will develop superior skills in grammar and word usage, punctuation, spelling, style, fact-checking, use of reference books, and writing headlines and captions. Students will practice substantive editing, and proofreading for print and online media. The special conditions of the increasingly important Internet to copy editors will be demonstrated. Prerequisite: ENG 113 or JRN 170. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN349-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 171
JRN349-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/13/2020 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN397 Publication Seminar

Prepares students to produce high-quality publications. Students will learn to work within the guidelines of the university, the publisher of the campus publications, to produce the Angelos yearbook, Banner newspaper or Pursuit magazine. Creating and publishing student-run campus publications will provide an opportunity for students to learn production skills, including editing, interviewing, writing, layout and design, photography, audio, videography, and management skills that will be vital tools for careers in media. Laboratory and field work. May be repeated once for credit. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN397-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN397-A
Veneman, James Ray
01/13/2020 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN430 Mltmdia Reprtng Edtng and Prdcng

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. Prerequisite: JRN 216. (3 units; Fall)

JRN430-A
Kruppa, James K.
09/03/2019 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex ONLN

 

Concentration Courses (12 units)

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

Broadcast Journalism

JRN325 Prncpls of Pdcstng And Brdcstng

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/Spring)

JRN325-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

JRN360 Audio and Video Newsgathering

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. Prerequisite: JRN 216. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

JRN360-A
Kruppa, James K.
09/03/2019 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN470 ReprtngAndProducing Brdcst Media

This course is designed to improve and expand the news gathering and writing skills of the media student, further developing understanding of broadcast news writing, new judgment and construction of broadcast news stories, as well as social responsibility and an ethical framework for broadcast journalists. Prerequisite: JRN 360 or 380. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

Choose one of the following courses:

JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Journalism. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN400-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN450 Internship in Journalism

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of journalism acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of journalism as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

Global Journalism

ICS305 Global Christianity

A general survey of the redemptive activity of God in the world -- past, present, and future. Topics include the biblical basis of God's global activity, historical perspectives, mission strategies, and cultural implications, as well as contemporary missiological issues. (3 units; Spring)

ICS305-C
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA ONLN
ICS305-D
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

ICS430 Intercltrl Communctn And Practc

This course will address principles and processes of communication from one culture to another. Attention will be given to different perceptions, ways of thinking, values, verbal and non-verbal expression, and sub-groups within a given culture. Prerequisite: 3 units of Biblical Studies or Intercultural Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring)

ICS430-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203

PHI353 Comparative Religions

This course is an introduction to the major religious traditions of the world, particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The historical development and key figures, as well as major doctrines and practices are explored. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B220
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

Choose one of the following courses:

JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Journalism. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN400-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN450 Internship in Journalism

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of journalism acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of journalism as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

Media Photography

JRN310 Advanced Photojournalism

Principle concerns will be advanced problem solving and messaging for photography as a key element in journalism, as well as exploring the photojournalist's role in the news and editorial process. Visual perception, the role of words, picture eding, taste and judgement will also play a part in class discussion and presentations. Each week, both visual and written assignments will move the class to a better understanding of the potential and power of a journalistic package. Prerequisite: JRN 210. (3 units; Fall, even years)

JRN410 Editing for Photojournalism

A deeper understanding of the relationship of words and images will be explored, as well as ethical persuasion and strategic communication within the context of today's media landscape. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the issues and challenges involved in assembling optimum media strategies, and the selection of appropriate media. Serving the public through engaging, carefully selected visual strategies will be studied. Weekly visual, as well as written assignments will strengthen the classroom experience. Prerequisite: JRN 210. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

JRN414 Visual Documentary Reporting

A single, primary, in-depth project, involving a social issue with the intent to educate, inform, and implement change, will be at the heart of the class. Weekly visual and written goals will provide consistent retooling along the way. The collection of images and other related content in the field, as well as research, message construction, writing and editing, will play vital roles. Real world investigation will be vital in thi advanced journalistic endeavor. Students will show and discuss their work weekly, hare progress and respond to questions and fine tune the direction of their projects together. The style, length, direction, point of view, and primary message will grow out of decisions made in these small groups. Depending on the decisions of the small groups, the project may become a collaborative effort. The final project will be both visual and written. Prerequisite: JRN 210. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

JRN414-A
Veneman, James Ray
01/13/2020 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex ONLN

Choose one of the following courses:

JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Journalism. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN400-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN450 Internship in Journalism

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of journalism acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of journalism as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

Public Relations

JRN370 Social Media Strategies

This course provides students opportunities to analyze, use and produce content for current and emerging social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Reddit and other professional business platforms. (3 units; Spring)

JRN370-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2019 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex ONLN

PRL300 Public Relations

Principles, history and professional practice of public relations and the writing and production of materials for special events, newsletters, and brochures. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PRL300-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 171
PRL300-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/13/2020 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex ONLN

PRL402 Public Relatns Rsrch and Campgns

This course will provide students with the basic skills and practical experience to plan, develop, execute and evaluate public relations campaigns through case study analysis and actual campaign development. This will be achieved through case study analysis and team-based campaign development. (3 units; Spring)

PRL402-A
Brodie, Victoria K
01/13/2020 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex ONLN

Choose one of the following courses:

JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Journalism. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN400-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN450 Internship in Journalism

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of journalism acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of journalism as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

Sports Journalism

JRN340 Sports Writing

Students learn how to write a sports story, examining issues from race and gender to hero worship and sportsmanship, as well as trends and philosophies and the ethics of what sports journalists do and why they do it. Students will gain experience in covering games; writing for major and minor sports; interviewing; finding feature stories; columns; legal aspects of sports reporting; and covering breaking news in sports. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Fall, even years)

JRN370 Social Media Strategies

This course provides students opportunities to analyze, use and produce content for current and emerging social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Reddit and other professional business platforms. (3 units; Spring)

JRN370-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2019 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN440 Writing Columns and Blogs

Principles and practices of writing in the shorter forms of journalism, including editorials and opinion essays for print, electronic and online media outlets. Includes writing columns, blogs, opinion-page articles, and reviews of theater, music, books, and film. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

Choose one of the following courses:

JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Journalism. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN400-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN450 Internship in Journalism

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of journalism acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of journalism as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

Writing and Publishing

JRN370 Social Media Strategies

This course provides students opportunities to analyze, use and produce content for current and emerging social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Reddit and other professional business platforms. (3 units; Spring)

JRN370-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2019 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN440 Writing Columns and Blogs

Principles and practices of writing in the shorter forms of journalism, including editorials and opinion essays for print, electronic and online media outlets. Includes writing columns, blogs, opinion-page articles, and reviews of theater, music, books, and film. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

JRN460 Investigative Reporting

The tradition of investigative reporters, who uncover facts and write articles that expose waste, wrongdoing, mismanagement, fraud, conflict of interest and abuse of authority, and promote change and reform, has a long and proud history that stands alongside more conventional journalistic practices. Students are provided with reportorial skills and techniques required by journalists who develop articles of substance and depth in specialized areas, with emphasis given to research, analysis, and interpretation of complex issues in writing for publication. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Fall, even years)

Choose one of the following courses:

JRN400 Special Topics in Journalism

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Journalism. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN400-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN450 Internship in Journalism

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of journalism acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of journalism as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)