SRJC Course Outlines

4/20/2024 9:44:53 PMJOUR 59 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  JOUR 59Title:  PHOTOJOURNALISM  
Full Title:  Photojournalism
Last Reviewed:2/26/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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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In this introductory contemporary photojournalism course, students will learn skills and techniques for creating photographs and video for newspaper, magazine, and online media content. Students will have access to professional camera gear appropriate to the course.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


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

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this introductory contemporary photojournalism course, students will learn skills and techniques for creating photographs and video for newspaper, magazine, and online media content. Students will have access to professional camera gear appropriate to the course.
(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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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.
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, which include shooting both photograph and video,
applying Associated Press Style and using basic newswriting skills.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Anticipate and solve the demands associated with taking photgraphos or shooting video on location and meeting print and web publication deadlines for The Oak Leaf or other publications.
2. Solve problems regarding on-the-spot decision making of lens, ISO, exposure and angle choice when covering a photograph story; and solve problems regarding 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 photograph 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.
10. Evaluate a career in photojournalism based on an understanding of the employment opportunities.

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. Photograph 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 photograph editing process
VII. Photograph 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

Assignments:
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1. Cutlines/photograph caption writing and critiques
2. Weekly photograph or video assignments
3. Photograph or video assignments for campus publications/websites
4. Portfolio of work and/or final project
5. Quiz(zes) (1-2) and/or midterm/final

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/photograph captions and critiques
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Weekly photograph or video assignments; photograph or video assignments for campus publications/websites
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%
Quiz(zes) and/or midterm/final
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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Associated Press Stylebook. Associated Press. Current year
Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach. 7th ed. Kobre, Ken. Focal Press. 2017 (classic).

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