CYPRESS COLLEGE 2012–2013
Journalism/Communications / 203
Journalism/Communications Division of Fine Arts Division Dean — Ting-Pi (Joyce) Carrigan Faculty Robert Mercer
Counselors Renay Laguana-Ferinac Renee Ssensalo
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are in the process of finalization.
COMMUNICATIONS TRANSFER PROGRAM
Students should consult a counselor or www.assist.org for lower division major requirements for most California public universities. (See the Standard Definitions section of the catalog for a description of ASSIST.) Students transferring to any college/university should consult the catalog of the individual school and a counselor for lower division major requirements.
INTEGRATED JOURNALISM SKILLS CERTIFICATE Department Proficiency, Not State Approved
The Integrated Journalism Certificate displays the student understands the use of multimedia reporting. The student learns print, broadcast and online news gathering and production skills making the student qualified for entry-level internships and employment in most media. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of “C.” At least 50% of all coursework must be completed at Cypress College. Required courses are listed in suggested sequence: Course # Title JOUR 110 C Global Media JOUR 101 C Reporting and Writing MAD 181 C Digital Video/Win or MAD 180 C Digital Video/Mac JOUR 299 C Independent Study Take two of the following courses: JOUR 225 C Print Production JOUR 226 C Online Production JOUR 228 C Visualjournalism JOUR 229 C Broadcast Production Total Units Required
Units 3 3 3 (3) 2 3 3 3 3 17
INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM SKILLS CERTIFICATE Department Proficiency, Not State Approved
International Journalism prepares the student to work worldwide, either as a netizen of the worldwide web or as an international correspondent. The certificate capstone is two units of independent study in an international environment; preferably a study abroad program. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of “C.” At least 50% of all coursework must be completed at Cypress College.
Units 3 3 3 3 (3) 3 (3) 2 17
Journalism/Communications (JOUR) JOUR 101 C Reporting and Writing
JOUR 110 C Global Media
JOUR 118 C Messages for Electronic Media
JOUR 140 C Public Relations and Publicity
JOUR 225 C Print Production
JOUR 226 C Online Production
Term hours: 48–54 lecture. Students learn the fundamentals of reporting and writing for mass media, including print, radio, television, and the worldwide web. They learn news gathering strategies including interviewing using audio and video technology and computer assisted research. They learn Associated Press style news and feature writing, plus story formatting for print, radio and television scripting. (UC/CSU) Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course examines the histories, structures, functions, political, social, and economic impacts of the mass media and support systems, including legal and ethical issues. Study of news papers, magazines, films, radio, television and internet, with an emphasis on evolving media models that may provide future careers for students. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE) Term hours: 48–54 lecture. A speech and mass communications class that investigates the history, theory, contemporary issues, and current law in broadcasting, cable and the Web. Students create and broadcast video and audio presentations in addition to learning through lecture and reading. (CSU, CSU GE) Advisory: Ability to type 20 words per minute and understand basic computer operation. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. Students will study and practice the techniques and responsibilities of industrial, governmental, and civic public relations, with special attention to publicity writing and public relations campaign development. (CSU) Advisory: Should be able to type 20 words per minute. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. Students publish campus publications for the printing press. The course is taught in a media convergence newsroom in which students work alongside, and share their content with other student media. Skills developed included reporting, writing, and editing; desktop publishing; desktop editing of photographs and the creation of graphics; and digital photography; plus managing media and advertising. (CSU) Advisory: Should be able to type 20 words per minute. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. Emphasis is on creating and maintaining The Cypress Chronicle student news website, CyChron.com. The course is taught in a newsroom using the media convergence model in which students work alongside of, and share their production with, other campus media. Skills developed include writing for the internet, using digital photography, editing digital video and audio, using online publishing software, plus managing media and advertising. (CSU)
Required courses are listed in suggested sequence: Course # Title JOUR 110 C Global Media JOUR 101 C Reporting and Writing JOUR 226 C Online Production ENGL 110 C Humanities: Ancient and Medieval or ENGL 111 C Humanities: Renaissance–Present HIST 112 C World Civilizations I or HIST 113 C World Civilizations II JOUR 299 C Independent Study Total Units Required
Published on Jul 11, 2012
The 2012-2013 Cypress College Catalog provides detailed information about courses, degrees, transfer programs and certificates at Cypress Co...