2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Jan 22, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism & New Media Associate of Science


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The curriculum in the Journalism and New Media program provides the range of skills necessary for work in editorial departments of news organizations, magazines, industrial in-house publications, public relations, and emerging businesses in media and related industries. This program provides background and experience needed by persons who may be employed as photographers, video journalists, designers, and others.
 
Journalism and New Media program at Saddleback College seeks to give students an understanding of the media industry and First Amendment. Students develop their reporting and editing skills for a variety of media platforms, public relations, and new and emerging businesses in the media and related industries.
 
In production courses, students receive hands-on training producing multi-dimensional content for student media publications on a variety of platforms. In skills classes, students learn the fundamentals of producing media content, interviewing, reporting, writing stories, news judgment, visual journalism, and social media and are introduced to media law, ethics, and professional standards. An emphasis is placed on emerging technology.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a range of skills necessary for work in editorial departments of news organizations, magazines, and industrial in-house publications.
  • Demonstrate a range of skills necessary for work in public relations, media and communications organizations, and startups.
  • Successfully complete practical experiences needed by persons who may be employed as journalists, editors, photographers, video journalists, designers, and media professionals and related occupations.

REQUIRED COURSES:

Course ID Title Units
JRN 1  or Mass Media and Society 3
CTVR 1   Mass Media and Society 3
JRN 2  * News Writing 3
CTVR 106  * or Video Journalism 3
JRN 106  * Video Journalism 3
JRN 111  *£ or News Media Production and Editing 4
JRN 112  *£ News Media Production, Blogging and Social Media 4
  Restricted Electives 6-10

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE MAJOR:


19-23

Restricted Electives:  6-10 Units - Any 3-4 courses from the following not already used from above:  
CTVR 101   Video Production Basics 3
JRN 105   Feature Writing 3
JRN 108  * Intro to Podcasting and Audio Storytelling 3
JRN 111  *£ News Media Production and Editing 4
JRN 112  *£ News Media Production, Blogging and Social Media 4
JRN 125  * Magazine Journalism 3
CWE 180   Co-Op-Ed Journalism 1
CWE 180   Co-Op-Ed Journalism 2

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

£ Course can be taken as either a core requirement or restricted elective; it may not be counted as both.

Associate of Science Degree


Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: JRN 106 *, JRN 110*; PHOT 50 , PHOT 55 *.

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