Journalism Course Offerings

You have three great ways to get involved with the journalism program on campus.

Option 1: Start at the beginning

Writers wanted!

If you love to write and want to consider a career that PAYS you to write and be where the action is, consider Multimedia Journalism (Jour 101).

This introductory course to our Journalism Program is transferable to most universities and lays the foundation for various types of writing, from advertising to public relations to blogs, social media and tradition newspapers and magazines.

Option 2: Write for a campus publication

There are THREE courses that allow you to become a part of this process:

Option 1:

Journalism 105 Multimedia News Writing/Production

This course meets Mondays/Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. and features a lecture/lab format that allows you to hear a short lecture and then gives you time to try out the new skill. This class assigns, stories, photos and design projects that wind up in the newspaper, magazine or on the publications’ websites.

Option 2:

Journalism 110L Multimedia Journalism Lab 

This course allows you to write, take photos or design for the newspaper or magazine. The class is has one orientation but NO CLASS MEETINGS. Three hours of work is completed on students’ own schedule.

Option 3:

Journalism 112L Lab for Online Journalism

This course allows you to write, take photos or design for the newspaper or magazine’s WEBSITES. The class is has one orientation but NO CLASS MEETINGS. Three hours of work is completed on students’ own schedule.

For more information, visit www.the-telescope.com to see more about the newspaper, or visit the journalism department website http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/journalism/

Option 3: Master Social Media

Want to get paid to play on Social Media? Palomar College has a new course that shows you how….

JOURNALISM 200: MASTERING SOCIAL MEDIA

  • This class is new to Palomar, transferrable to CSUs and part of a new Social Media Certificate.
  • It will be offered Tuesday/Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on the San Marcos Campus.
  • This course will explore Social Media from a content perspective.
  • Students will learn the fundamentals of social media, the theories behind writing for social media, as well as the ethics and standards of information generated from social media.
  • It will also explore how to use social media to get content to the masses.

For more information, visit www.the-telescope.com to see more about the newspaper, or visit the journalism department website http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/journalism/

 

THREE BRAND-NEW COURSES

JOURNALISM 200: MASTERING SOCIAL MEDIA

COMING SPRING 2016

3 hours lecture (3)
Transferability: CSU and part of new Social Media Certificate

This course will explore Social Media from a content perspective. Students will learn the fundamentals of social media, the theories behind writing for social media, as well as the ethics and standards of information generated from social media. It will also explore how to use social media to get content to the masses.

BRAND NEW COURSE!!! JOUR 130: Writing for Online Journalism 

3 hours lecture (3)
Transferability: CSU
Introduction to multimedia storytelling with a journalism emphasis. Techniques explored include use of video, photos, audio, animation, and text to convey interactive news and feature stories through the Internet and other electronic media. Also includes techniques in digital research, critical thinking, and synthesis.

JOUR 112L (1 unit)

This is the online alternative to Journalism 110L. It allows student to write for the campus newspaper’s website from the comfort of their own homes. There is one orientation but the rest of the work can be done online. Students are required to complete seven assignments for the newspaper staff.

JOUR 101: News Writing and Reporting (3 units)

3 hours lecture

Transfer acceptability: CSU

Principles of basic journalism. Development of news judgment and clear writing skills. Evaluation of news reporting techniques and sources, and ethical and legal considerations. Emphasis on practical application for newspaper journalism.

JOUR 103: Feature Writing (3 units)

3 hours lecture

Transfer acceptability: CSU

Principles of newspaper and magazine feature writing. Development of clear writing skills. Evaluation of interviewing techniques and information gathering. Applications of ethical and legal standards. Emphasis on practical application for newspaper and magazine journalism.

JOUR 105: Newspaper Production (3 units)

3 hours lecture

Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in JOUR 101

Corequisite: JOUR 110L

Transfer acceptability: CSU

Journalism for the student who wants practical application in newspaper work. Emphasis is on writing and editing for Palomar College’s newspaper, The Telescope.

JOUR 110L: Journalism Laboratory (1 or 2 units)

3 or 6 hours laboratory

Note: May be taken 4 times

Transfer acceptability: CSU

Practice in copywriting, layout, headline writing, and other skills necessary to produce the campus newspaper, The Telescope, or in related journalism projects.

JOUR 120 : Magazine Journalism (3 units)

3 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: Journalism 101

Note: May be taken 4 times

Transfer acceptability: CSU

Study and practical experience in planning content and layout, and editing the college magazine. It provides a format for the application of photojournalism, feature article writing, page design skills, and copyediting.

JOUR 140: Photojournalism (3 units)

11⁄2 hours lecture & 41⁄2 hours laboratory

Note: Cross listed as PHOT 140

Transfer acceptability: CSU

A study of the history and practice of photojournalism, providing specific application through photographing for The Telescope, Palomar College’s newspaper. Student must provide own camera.

JOUR 205: Advanced Newspaper Production (3 units)

3 hours lecture

Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in JOUR 105

Corequisite: JOUR 110L

Transfer acceptability: CSU

Advanced work in the production of The Telescope. Emphasis is on writing, photography, page layout and graphic design.

JOUR 210: Advanced Newswriting and Reporting (3 units)

3 hours lecture

Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in JOUR 205

Corequisite: JOUR 110L

Transfer acceptability: CSU

Practical newswriting experience through work on The Telescope staff. All journalistic skills are refined and augmented in this course. Accurate reporting and development of compelling, clear, and concise writing technique are stressed.

JOUR 215: Newspaper Editing (3 units)

3 hours lecture

Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in JOUR 210

Corequisite: JOUR 110L

Transfer acceptability: CSU

Basic skills involved in editing a newspaper, including news judgment, directing reporting staff, copy editing, headline writing, page layout, selection and placement of photos, and computerized page design. All skills are practiced in actual editorial situations for the Palomar College newspaper, The Telescope.

JOUR 295: Directed Study in Journalism (1, 2 or 3 units)

3, 6, or 9 hours laboratory

Prerequisite: Approval of project or research by department chairperson/ director

Note: May be taken 4 times

Transfer acceptability: CSU

Independent study for students who have demonstrated skills and/or proficiencies in Journalism subjects and have the initiative to work independently on projects or research outside the context of regularly scheduled classes. Students will work under the personal supervision of an instructor.