Journalism (J)

J 188 Special Studies: Journalism (1-4 Credits)

Explores topics of current interest in the discipline.

View Course Outline

J 199 Selected Topics: Journalism (1-4 Credits)

This course is in development.

View Course Outline

J 215 Publications Lab (1 Credit)

Practical application of communications instruction through work on the student newspaper. Students are involved in all areas of production including reporting, photojournalism, advertising, production and distribution. P/NP grading. Recommended preparation or recommended to be taken with: J 216.

View Course Outline

J 216 News Reporting and Writing I (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: WR 121.

Introduces the basic process of journalistic reporting and writing used in all forms of news media. Emphasis is placed on organizing facts, observations, research, and background, in an effective narrative built on ethical, responsible journalistic practices. Students will develop a news judgment and distinguish among news, analysis and opinion.

View Course Outline

J 217 News Reporting and Writing II (3 Credits)

Recommended preparation: J 216.

A continuation of J 216 with emphasis placed on building on basic skills to report and write more complex stories, develop investigative stories, write editorials, and achieve a broader grasp of communication law.

View Course Outline

J 280 Journalism Practicum (1-3 Credits)

Community work experience in journalism (may include internships in local media). P/NP grading.

View Course Outline

J 298 Independent Study: Journalism (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisites: instructor approval.

Recommended preparation: prior coursework in the discipline.

Individualized, advanced study to focus on outcomes not addressed in existing courses or of special interest to a student. P/NP grading.

View Course Outline

J 299 Selected Topics: Journalism (1-4 Credits)

This course is in development.

View Course Outline

Outside of
expected

Use the COCC Catalog to find extraordinary classes and degree programs. Start your journey here »