SRJC Course Outlines

12/8/2019 8:35:09 AMJOUR 59 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  JOUR 59Title:  PHOTOJOURNALISM  
Full Title:  Photojournalism
Last Reviewed:2/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.006 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to contemporary photojournalism skills and techniques for newspapers, magazines and online media. Students may provide photographic or video coverage of events for campus news media. Requires access to a DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera with manual option.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of JOUR 1 OR JOUR 52A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to contemporary photojournalism skills and techniques for newspapers, magazines and online media. Students may provide photographic or video coverage of events for campus news media. Requires access to a DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera with manual option.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of JOUR 1 OR JOUR 52A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2018Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate competency in the technical and aesthetic aspects of the photographic and video
    processes in journalistic storytelling endeavors.
2.  Demonstrate an understanding of the history and development of photojournalism.
3.  Use appropriate news, ethical and legal judgment in planning, pursuing and creating
    photojournalism works and assignments, including shooting both photo and video and
    applying Associated Press Style and basic newswriting skills.
4.  Edit photos and videos.
5.  Create an online and hardcopy portfolio of photo and video work.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Anticipate and solve the demands associated with taking photos or shooting video on location
    and meeting print and web publication deadlines for The Oak Leaf or other publication.
2. Solve problems regarding on-the-spot decision making of lens, ISO, exposure and angle
    choice when covering a photo story; and solve problems with regards to audio, lighting,
    shooting and editing a video story.
3. Relate the impact of the history of photojournalism to its current use and status.
4. Apply principles and skills of photojournalism to the creation of photo and video story
    assignments.
5. Analyze photojournalism ethics and apply the principles to their own efforts.
6. Use computer software programs to edit and process images and videos to professional
    standards.
7. Evaluate subjects based on news, interest, value and marketability.
8. Create an online photo slideshow or video story.
9. Create, critique and edit photographs to assemble a cohesive print or digital portfolio
    to showcase their photographic and/or video abilities.

Topics and Scope
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I. The History of Photojournalism
    A. Important photographers and their work
    B. Important periods and the work produced
II. Photographic Techniques for Photojournalists
    A. Camera choices
    B. Determining exposure quickly
    C. Lenses and lens choice
    D. Focusing techniques
    E. Digital media
III. Image Characteristics
    A. Composition
    B. Lighting
    C. Timing
    D. Perspective
IV. Photojournalism
    A. Feature
    B. Sports
    C. Spot news
    D. Photo-Illustration
    E. Editorial portraits
    F. Self-generated stories
    G. Documentary photography
    H. Photo Essays
    I. Legal issues in photojournalism
    J. Ethical issues in photojournalism
V. News Writing and Associated Press (AP) Style
    A. Basic news story writing
    B. Writing cutlines/captions
    C. Associated Press (AP) Style
VI. Analyzing Photographs
    A. Analyze and critique photographs
    B. Analyze and critique layouts
    C. Words and pictures
    D. The photo editing process
VII. Photo editing programs and techniques
    A. Image editing systems
    B. Editing best practices
    C. File types and transmission
VIII. Shooting Video
    A. Audio
    B. Lighting
    C. Sound editing
    D. Video editing
IX. The Working Portfolio
    A. Presentation styles
    B. Assembly
    C. Online portfolio
X. The Business of Photojournalism
    A. Selling your work
    B. Copyright and usage issues
    C. Social media marketing
XI. Career Opportunities in Photojournalism
    A. Full-time employment
    B. Freelance opportunities
    C. Preparation for employment
    D. Related opportunities
 
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab parts of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-related assignments
1. Quizzes (1-2)
2. Class critiques
 
Lab-related assignments
1. Weekly photo or video assignments
2. Photograph or video assignments for campus publications/websites
 
Lecture- and lab-related assignments
1. Portfolio of work and/or final project

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 10%
Cutlines/photo captions, critiques
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Weekly photo assignments, photography for campus publication
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Portfolio and/or final project
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Quizzes to include true/false, completion, short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Talking through Pictures: A Beginner's Guide to Photojournalism. 2nd ed. Wittwer, Jürg and Holom, Jessica. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2016
Practical Photojournalism: A Professional Guide. Keene, Martin. Ammonite Press. 2016
Moments: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographs (Reissue). Buell, Hal. Black Dog & Leventhal. 2015
Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach. Kobre, Ken. Focal Press. 2008 (classic)
Associated Press Stylebook. Associated Press. Current year

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