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 (15 units)

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

JRN150-B
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/04/2018 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN150-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/04/2018 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN150-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2019 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN150-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2019 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 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; Interdisciplinary, Multicultural)

JRN170-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-B
Chute, Michael D.
09/04/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/09/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 048
JRN170-B
Chute, Michael D.
01/09/2019 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 048

JRN210 Digital Photography

This course introduces students to the equipment, techniques, and practicalities of photography. Students learn that photography strikes a balance between craft, form, content/concept, emotion and expression as they become active and critically informed image-makers. Basic aesthetic concerns will be examined, including the exploration of image-making and presentation techniques. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

JRN210-B
Veneman, James Ray
09/04/2018 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN210-A
Veneman, James Ray
01/09/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN210-B
Veneman, James Ray
01/09/2019 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM 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 broadcast journalism elements and skills; to introduce an understanding of ethics, standards and legalities of producing and publishing broadcast pieces; 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
09/04/2018 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN254 Publication Layout & 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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

JRN254-A
Chute, Katherine B.
09/04/2018 Th 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN254-A
Chute, Katherine B.
01/09/2019 T 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM James Complex ONLN

Upper Division Requirements (18 units)

JRN312 Magazine & 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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

JRN312-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/04/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 104
JRN312-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/09/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex

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: JRN170. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

JRN315-A
Quezada, Robert G.
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 036

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.
09/04/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 104
JRN320-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/09/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex

JRN349 Editing for Print & 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. Prerequisites: ENG 113 or JRN 170. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)nits; —=^I¢

JRN349-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/04/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 036
JRN349-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2019 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall; Spring)

JRN397-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/04/2018 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN397-A
Veneman, James Ray
01/09/2019 MW 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN430 Mltmdia Reprtng Edtng & 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)

Concentrations (12 units)

Broadcast Journalism

JRN360 Audio Newsgathering

This course provides students opportunities to participate in the production of radio news stories and newscasts, using professional principles, aesthetics, ethics, and practices of journalistic audio reporting, producing in-field and project assignments. Prerequisite: JRN 216. (3 units; Fall odd years)

JRN380 Video Newsgathering

This course provides students opportunities to participate in the production of television news stories and newscasts, using professional principles, aesthetics, ethics, and practices of journalistic video reporting, producing in-field and project assignments. Prerequisite: JRN 216. (3 units; Spring even years)

JRN380-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2019 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex ONLN

JRN470 Reprtng & Producing 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)

JRN470-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2019 Th 12:15 PM - 1:45 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
Brodie, Victoria K
09/04/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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 Perspectives

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

ICS305-A
Chung, Soojin
01/09/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124

ICS430 Intercultural Communications

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. Prerequisites: Previous Biblical Studies or Intercultural Studies coursework. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

ICS430-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/04/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B111
ICS430-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/09/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 124

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, key figures, as well as major doctrines and practices are explored. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/04/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 203
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/09/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 204
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/09/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204

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
Brodie, Victoria K
09/04/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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 Digital Photography

Journalistic examination of elements of excellent photographic principles. Attention will be given to the development of artistic and technical skills such as composition, focus, lighting techniques, and photo editing, as well as personal skills, such as relating to subjects, reporters, and editors. An excellent photograph provides insight into written stories, and many times the stories are told more effectively with pictures. This course will teach the art of telling a story with pictures. Prerequisite: JRN 210. (3 units; Fall even years)

JRN310-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/04/2018 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN410 Photo Editing

Advanced journalistic still and video photography emphasizing photo editing, including specialized techniques in lighting, flash and related skills to teach students how to capture a journalistic story in digital formats. Prerequisite: JRN 210. (3 units; Spring odd years)

JRN410-A
Veneman, James Ray
01/09/2019 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN414 Social Documentary

A social documentary is photos and video with a purpose - used to train, teach, motivate, shock, inspire, and raise awareness, consciousness and funds. As the Internet provides more opportunities for the independent journalist and activist groups form global alliances, the social documentary becomes an increasingly powerful tool for social change. Primary concern will be portfolio-quality, single storytelling pictures and multiple picture packages, including picture stories. Deadline pressure is emphasized, as well as trends, social implications, and portfolio preparations. Prerequisite: JRN 210. (3 units; Fall 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
Brodie, Victoria K
09/04/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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
01/09/2019 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN420 Pblc Rltns Wrtng, Camp & Strgies

This course will prepare students with skills and an understanding of writings, campaigns and research to meet public relations goals for a variety of audiences through various forms of media. (3 units; Spring)

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

PRL300-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/04/2018 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex ONLN
PRL300-A
Brodie, Victoria K
01/09/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 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
Brodie, Victoria K
09/04/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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
01/09/2019 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
Brodie, Victoria K
09/04/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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
01/09/2019 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)

JRN460-A
Quezada, Robert G.
01/09/2019 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 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
Brodie, Victoria K
09/04/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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)