LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE | 08-09 CATALOG [REV. 11/08]

journalism

 

Chair: Daniel Marlos

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2835 • Chemistry Basement
 

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED


Associate of Arts:

Journalism

The journalism curriculum is an open-ended program that is arranged so the graduate is prepared to work in either the field or with additional course work, to transfer to a four-year college or university. Journalism majors are offered courses designed to train them in desktop publishing skills and for editorial, and photojournalism jobs on daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, trade journals and consumer publications. They also are prepared for work as freelance writers and as writers for television and radio news programs. The employment records of hundreds of graduates show the California Publishers Association approval of courses offered here.

 

 DEGREE PROGRAMS 

 

journalism

Associate of Arts Degree

Transfer/Career Program

The curriculum is outlined below. Although the order and semester in which courses are taken may have to be modified to meet individual needs, all first semester journalism majors should enroll for every course listed below under First Semester. Courses listed are needed for the Associate of Arts degree with a major in journalism. The candidate for graduation in this curriculum must have at least a "C" grade point average in the journalism courses taken.

 

Journalism majors also are required to work three semesters on the campus newspaper, the Collegian.

 

Scholarships, from the Greater Los Angeles Press Club, are available for journalism majors.

 

 

journalism

Associate of Arts Degree

Transfer Program

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester    

Journalism 101**................................................................................ 3

Journalism 105.................................................................................. 3

Photography 10.................................................................................. 3

 

Second Semester                                        

Journalism 217.................................................................................. 2

Journalism 218.................................................................................. 3

Journalism 219.................................................................................. 1

Photography 7.................................................................................... 3

Photography 20.................................................................................. 4

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 22

 

**   Required of first semester majors unless waived by Department Chair.

 

Suggested Electives to meet additional 6 units in general education requirements: English 102; Journalism 217; Journalism 218 (repeated); Photography 15, 34  or 46, Art 101, Political Science 2, Political Science 7, Law 3, History 12 or History 13.

Additional Electives: Cinema 3 or Cinema 4, Journalism 202, Journalism 185, Journalism 285.

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan A for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN A: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section.  Plan A is designed for transfer to a four-year college or university. However, requirements vary depending upon the individual institution. Please consult with a counselor for the specific requirements of the university you plan to attend.

3-6 Units          English Composition                    

6-9 Units          Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units              Natural Sciences                        

3 Units              Humanities                                

9 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education          

3-5 Units          Math Competency                    

(Math 115 or higher or passing score on Los Angeles Community College District Math competency exam)

 
 

journalism

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester    

Journalism 101**................................................................................. 3

Journalism 105................................................................................... 3

Photography 10................................................................................. 3

 

Second Semester                                        

Journalism 217.................................................................................. 2

Journalism 218................................................................................... 3

Journalism 219................................................................................... 1

Photography 7................................................................................... 3

Photography 20................................................................................. 4

Library Science 101........................................................................... 1

Art 633............................................................................................. 3

 

Third Semester    

Journalism 217................................................................................... 2

Journalism 218................................................................................... 3

Journalism 219................................................................................... 1

Electives........................................................................................... 9

 

Fourth Semester    

Journalism 217................................................................................... 2

Journalism 218................................................................................... 3

Journalism 219................................................................................... 1

Electives........................................................................................... 9

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 56

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             English Composition

3 Units               Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             Natural Sciences

3 Units             Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency

 

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

 

NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. Refer to the current class schedule for current class offerings.

PREREQUISITES: Specified prerequisites must be completed with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

 

JOURNALISM 101

Collecting and Writing News

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

This introductory course stresses instruction and practice in news gathering and news writing. Extensive practical writing experience is geared to news publications and the news media. It also includes a study of newspaper, radio and television news. Adherence to professional writing style, and legal and ethical aspects of the profession are included.

 

JOURNALISM 105

Mass Communications

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

A survey of America’s mass communications systems and how they affect human behavior in relation to social, political and economic institutions. Newspapers, magazines, television, advertising, public relations, books, records and films will be included. Students will gain an understanding of the ways media have been used and are used to influence, manipulate and reflect society and special interest groups within the society and thus will become more critical media observers.  

 

JOURNALISM 217

Publication Laboratory

2 UNITS - (RPT 3) (CSU)

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in Journalism 218.

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

Laboratory: 6 hours to be arranged.

Laboratory experience for writers, editors and photographers. Stresses hands on application of writing and photographic skills through production of the college newspaper, the Los Angeles Collegian. Desktop editing and publishing techniques (on Apple computers) will be covered.

 

JOURNALISM 218

Practical Editing

3 UNITS - (RPT 3) (CSU)

Prerequisite: Journalism 101 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Journalism 217. 

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

Lecture: 3 hours.

This course provides practical instruction and practice in writing and editing the campus newspaper. Editions are evaluated during regularly scheduled class meetings. Writers and editors will be introduced to desktop publishing techniques by working on Apple computers.

 

JOURNALISM 219

Techniques for Staff Editors

1 UNIT - (RPT 2) (CSU)

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in Journalism 218. (Los Angeles Collegian editorial board).

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

A course in editorial writing.

This course offers instruction for campus newspaper editors in editorial writing, column writing (viewpoints) and analysis of editorial problems. Emphasis is placed on formulating editorial policy.

 

JOURNALISM 185 Directed Study —  1 UNIT    (CSU)

JOURNALISM 285 Directed Study —  2 UNITS  (CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

Conference: 1 hour per unit. Students are urged to get the instructor’s permission prior to enrolling in any of the directed study classes.

Allows students to pursue Directed Study on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor. Refer to the "Directed Study" section of this catalog for additional information.

Credit Limit: A maximum of 3 units in Directed Study may be taken for credit.
 

 

 

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