Course Catalog - Journalism

Journalism

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit


Journalism I (9-12) #1701

This course is designed to introduce students to the history of mass media and its role in contemporary society. Includ-ed are the study of the basic features of journalism and newspaper production, freedom and responsibility of the press, career opportunities in mass communications, and writing to fulfill a variety of assignments.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Advanced Journalism—Newspaper I (9-12) #1740

Advanced Journalism—Newspaper II (10-12) #1750

Advanced Journalism—Newspaper III (11-12) #1760

Students develop and produce the school newspaper, and participate in advanced study of feature, column, editorial, and sports writing. Additionally, they learn the role of advertising in newspaper publication, how to define editorial policy, how to conduct interviews, and how to use other appropriate writing techniques. Students also learn current trends in format and publishing techniques, graphics, design, and layout considerations in publishing newspapers.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Adv. Journalism Honors—Newspaper I (9-12) #1745

Adv. Journalism Honors—Newspaper II (10-12) #1755

Adv. Journalism Honors—Newspaper III (11-12) #1765

Open to students in editorial/leadership roles, this is an advanced study of journalism, editorial management, and publication analysis, focusing on the newspaper or news magazine.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Advanced Journalism—Yearbook I (9-12) #1710

Advanced Journalism—Yearbook I M (9-12) #1711

Advanced Journalism—Yearbook II (10-12) #1720

Advanced Journalism—Yearbook II M (10-12)#1721

Advanced Journalism—Yearbook III (11-12) #1730

Advanced Journalism—Yearbook III M (11-12) #1731

Students develop and produce the school yearbook, taking responsibility for the merchandising and financial components of its production. Coursework includes an advanced study of feature, sports, headline and caption writing; the study of current trends in formats and techniques used in publishing; graphics, design, and layout considerations in publishing a yearbook; the printing process, and preparation of press-ready materials.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Adv. Journalism Honors—Yearbook I (9-12) #1714

Adv. Journalism Honors—Yearbook II (10-12) #1725

Adv. Journalism Honors—Yearbook III (11-12) #1735

Open to students in editorial/leadership roles, this is an advanced study of journalism, editorial management, and publication analysis, focusing on the school yearbook.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Advanced Broadcast Journalism I (9-12) #1716

Advanced Broadcast Journalism II (10-12) #1718

Advanced Broadcast Journalism III (11-12)#1732

Students enrolled in this course apply and use their journalistic skills for a variety of purposes. Coursework includes learning the laws and ethical considerations that affect broadcast journalism; learning the role and function of broadcast journalism; critiquing and analyzing the significance of visual representations; and learning to create and produce a broadcast journalism product.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Adv. Broadcast Journalism—Honors I (9-12) #1717

Adv. Broadcast Journalism—Honors II (10-12) #1719

Adv. Broadcast Journalism—Honors III (11-12) #1733

Open to students in editorial/leadership roles, this is an advanced study of broadcast journalism, program production management, and program analysis.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Photojournalism I (10-12) #1780

This course includes the study of photographic composition; use of the camera; and photographic techniques such as framing, silhouette, and use of depth-of-field. Students must have daily access to a 35mm SLR camera for use in this class.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Independent Study: Journalism (12) #1790

This course focuses on editing, leadership, and the development of higher-level thinking skills concerning journalism values, principles, law, ethics, writing, and reporting.

PR: Advanced Journalism I, II, III

SEM: 2 CR: 1