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Edmonds Community College    
 
    
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism Course List


Journalism

Courses

  • JOURN 115 - College Newspaper



    1.0 to 2.0 Credits
    Individualized course that builds on JOURN 125/135 writing and reporting skills, such as pitching stories, interviewing, news and feature writing and editing. Work with editorial staff of The Triton Review under instructor’s supervision. Prerequisite: JOURN 125  or instructor’s permission.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate improvement in specific writing and reporting skills established in Journalism 125/135 and identified in the initial contract. [COMMUNICATE]
  • JOURN 116 - College Newspaper



    1.0 to 2.0 Credits
    Individualized course that builds on JOURN 125/135 writing and reporting skills, such as pitching stories, interviewing, news and feature writing and editing. Working with the editorial staff of The Triton Review under instructor’s supervision. Prerequisite: JOURN 115  or instructor’s permission.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate improvement in specific writing and reporting skills established in Journalism 125/135 and identified in the initial contract. [COMMUNICATE]
    2. Build on improvements in writing and reporting skills established in Journalism 115. [COMMUNICATE]
  • JOURN 117 - College Newspaper



    1.0 to 2.0 Credits
    Individualized course that builds on JOURN 125/135 writing and reporting skills, such as pitching stories, interviewing, news and feature writing, and editing. Work with editorial staff of The Triton Review under instructor’s supervision. Prerequisite: JOURN 116  or instructor’s permission.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate improvement in specific writing and reporting skills established in Journalism 125/135 and identified in the initial contract. [COMMUNICATE]
    2. Build on improvements in writing and reporting skills established in Journalism 116. [COMMUNICATE]
  • JOURN 125 - Introduction to Journalism I



    5.0 Credits
    Supports student-writing staff of the campus newspaper, The Triton Review. Covers techniques for writing journalistic pieces. Focuses on information gathering and the research process, including evaluating, using, and documenting sources. Explores digital and Web-based journalism, including gathering, creating and posting multimedia content. Addresses basic layout and design. This course may be used as a substitution for ENGL& 102. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105) with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Integrate critical thinking, reading, and writing independently to locate, research, analyze, evaluate, and use various kinds sources. [REASON]
    2. Adapt writing to audience, context, and purpose by independently using rhetorical principles and journalistic concepts in varied, complex ways. [REASON]
    3. Apply composition principles and journalistic concepts independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically in major news stories. [COMMUNICATE]
    4. Demonstrate writing processes by independently choosing and applying suitable strategies to different writing stages, such as idea generating, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. [COMMUNICATE]
    5. Apply journalistic conventions for sentence-level writing and use APA style independently for formatting, documenting, and managing multiple sources of various kinds.[COMMUNICATE]
    6. Describe and evaluate journalism theories and trends. [REASON]
    7. Demonstrate interview skills, write in a range of journalistic modes, and apply journalistic ethics. [ACT]
    8. Evaluate both print and electronic publications for content and design. [REASON]
  • JOURN 126 - Introduction to Journalism II



    5.0 Credits
    Continuation of JOURN 125. Students will comprise the writing staff of the campus newspaper, The Triton Review. Article assignments will include news and feature stories, editorials and reviews. Some introduction to layout and design. Prerequisite: JOURN 125 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Build on skills established in Journalism 125 to integrate critical thinking, reading, and writing independently to locate, research, analyze, evaluate, and use various kinds sources. [REASON
    2. Demonstrate advanced techniques and methods for gathering information [REASON]
    3. Adapt writing to audience, context, and purpose by independently using rhetorical principles and journalistic concepts in varied, complex ways. [REASON]
    4. Apply composition principles and journalistic concepts independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically in major news stories. [COMMUNICATE]
    5. Demonstrate writing processes by independently choosing and applying suitable strategies to different writing stages, such as idea generating, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. [COMMUNICATE]
    6. Apply journalistic conventions for sentence-level writing and use APA style independently for formatting, documenting, and managing multiple sources of various kinds. [COMMUNICATE]
    7. Describe and evaluate journalism theories, trends, and evaluate both print and electronic publications for content and design. [REASON]
    8. Demonstrate interview skills, write in a range of journalistic modes, and apply journalistic ethics. [ACT]
    9. Demonstrate ability to meet the deadlines and demands of a regular production schedule. [ACT]
  • JOURN 135 - Feature Writing



    5.0 Credits
    Supports student-writing staff of the campus newspaper, The Triton Review. Addresses various article assignments but focuses on feature writing. Explores digital and Web-based journalism, including gathering, creating and posting multimedia content. Students learn principles of layout and design and research submission possibilities. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105).

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate feature-writing skills (applied to non-breaking news stories, non-news matter, interviews, profiles, columns, etc.) by interpreting events, providing context, foregrounding human-interest elements, and conveying the color of stories and events. [COMMUNICATE]
    2. Demonstrate interview skills. [COMMUNICATE]
    3. Edit their own and others’ writing in workshops. [REASON]
    4. Use headlines, captions and accompanying photo/graphics to frame and enhance feature stories. [REASON]
    5. Apply the basic principles of page design, photojournalism and visual storytelling. [COMMUNICATE]
    6. Evaluate both print and electronic publications for article and design quality. [REASON]
    7. Evaluate trends in electronic journalism (blogs). [REASON]
    8. Describe and apply the basic principles underlying libel law, journalism ethics, prior review and the student press, and AP Style. [ACT]
    9. Use standard journalism hardware and software to draft and submit articles, communicate with Review staff, and conduct research. [ACT]
    10. Research submission possibilities in publications other than campus newspaper by investigating and critically evaluating library holdings, local publications, and Web publications. [REASON]
  • JOURN 225 - Newspaper Production



    5.0 Credits
    Students comprise the operations staff of the campus newspaper, The Triton Review. Instruction will include elements of production, such as ethics, marketing, design and business operations. Prerequisite: ENGL 100  or instructor’s permission.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Edit texts according to accepted journalistic style. [COMMUNICATE]
    2. Explore and apply elements of design theory to print and Web publications. [REASON]
    3. Demonstrate teamwork skills and business/management skills related to publication by creating and implementing business strategies for distributing publications, keeping business records, expanding readership, recruiting personnel, and driving advertising. [COMMUNICATE]
    4. Describe and contribute to production process. [REASON]
    5. Describe journalism’s professional and ethical principles and explain how they apply to newspaper production. [ACT ]
    6. Demonstrate ability to meet deadlines and demands established by The Triton Review’s production schedule. [ACT]


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