Journalism Courses

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and discuss their long-range academic plan.

A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

  • JOUR-101A Newswriting
  • JOUR/ENGL-106 Reading Banned Books
  • JOUR/ART-146/147/148 Photography/Graphic Arts Newspaper Staff
  • JOUR/BRDC-155 Mass Media and Society
  • JOUR-170/171/172 Newspaper Writing and Editing Staff
  • JOUR-173/174/175 Magazine Writing and Editing Staff
  • JOUR-176/177/178 Advertising Staff

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

Descriptions of Journalism courses.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrate a keen judgment of what makes a news story and how to go about gathering information.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history, operation, and culture of different forms of mass media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television, film, and online communication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of communication theory.
  • Demonstrate appropriate writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work together, while developing pride in taking responsibility and working independently.
  • Demonstrate computer and camera skills needed to be competitive in the mass media field.