Catalog: 2017–2018 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Japanese (JPN)

Liberal Arts Division

JPN 101: Conversational Japanese I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Teaches standard (Tokyo) dialect of spoken Japanese at the beginning level. Listening comprehension skills will be developed. Teaches reading and writing of Kanji (Chinese characters) as well as the Hiragana and Katakana phonetic symbol sets keyed to the spoken vocabulary. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Journalism (JOUR)

Liberal Arts Division

JOUR 101: Critical Analysis of Mass Media

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys the role of newspapers, radio, television, the Internet, advertising and public relations organizations. Offers interpretation of the day's news and analysis of media performance.

JOUR 120: Media in Modern Life

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores the profound transition from life with mass media to life in networked media. Researches the meaning of media through anthropological, political and historical perspectives.

JOUR 201: Media Writing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: JOUR 101

Teaches writing in journalistic and persuasive styles for mass media. Emphasis on analysis and organization of information, and clarity of expression.

JOUR 221: News Gathering & Writing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

JOUR 290: Internship in Journalism

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: JOUR 101

Limited to students interested in a career in journalism. To participate, students must fill out an internship application, meet with an intern advisor, and interview with internship sponsor and instructors. Interns will not be compensated and hours will be determined by enrollment units.

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