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Journalism Courses

JRN 102 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAPHY / 3 credits

An exploration of basic camera and digital darkroom techniques. Students will cultivate the aesthetic and conceptual skills of photographic image making. Success in this course will be measured in the understanding of basic camera functions, basic digital imaging skills (scanning, retouching, printing), conceptual development, and a final portfolio. (Same as ART 102).

JRN 203 NEWS WRITING / 3 credits

An introduction to basic news and news feature writing with practical experience. Style and form of media news writing included. 

JRN 303 NEWS EDITING / 3 credits

Principles of editing for the print media with emphasis on AP style, design, layout, newsroom organization and management, and the use of computers. 

JRN 372 PRACTICUM IN WRITING / 1-3 credits

Practical experience in writing for publication under professional supervision. Placement on student newspaper, yearbook, or in the Lyon marketing and communications office. Prerequisite: JRN 203 or permission of instructor.

JRN 373 PRACTICUM IN EDITING / 1-3 credits

Practical experience in editing material for publication under professional supervision. Placement on student newspaper, yearbook, or in the Lyon marketing and communications office. Prerequisite: JRN 303 or permission of instructor.

JRN 382 SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM / 3 credits

Study of selected topics in journalism. Prerequisites will vary.

JRN 401 INTERNSHIP / 3 credits

Professional experience in publications through work at a business or news organization. With the assistance of college faculty and staff, students will find a part-time job during the academic year or a full-time job during the summer. Prerequisite: JRN 372 or 373.

JRN 450 INDEPENDENT STUDY / variable credit

Concentrated study in selected topic.