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JOURNALISM G180 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Mass Communications
(Formerly known as: Journalism G160/Humanities G160)
A survey of the major forms of mass media and their influence on the artistic, cultural and social expression of contemporary society. An evaluation and appreciation of advertising, propaganda, public relations, magazines, newspapers, books, radio, television, film, recorded music and the Internet, including the impact of social media. Students will learn to analyze and identify trends, cause and effect and ethical issues in the mass media to help them become critical consumers of the media.. C-ID JOUR 100 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

JOURNALISM G185 – 3 Units
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Writing for News Media
(Formerly known as: BVP G111)
Students will develop the skills which are needed to organize and write stories for print and broadcast media, including newspapers, radio, television and magazines. This includes extensive exercises in writing, interviewing and other skills, including working with sound and pictures recorded in the field. Students will also develop a knowledge of the ethics and law of print and broadcast news. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

JOURNALISM G284 – 2 Units
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Newspaper Production
Class members will help produce The Western Sun. All class members required to attend regular staff meetings. Emphasis will be placed on creation, revision and preparation for publication of the campus newspaper/website. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

JOURNALISM G285 – 3 Units
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Newspaper Production, Advanced
This is a course in newspaper production. Class members will produce The Western Sun campus newspaper and website. Students will learn to write articles and take photographs for news,opinion, arts/entertainment and sports sections of the newspaper and website. Students will work on special projects related to the newspaper or website. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

JOURNALISM G286 – 1 Unit
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Western Sun Editorial Board
Editorial board members will be responsible for directing production of The Western Sun. Instructor approval required. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

JOURNALISM G288 – 3 Units
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Newspaper, Managing and Editing
All class members required to attend regular staff meetings. Class open to those students accepting editorial positions or special assignments on The Western Sun. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.