INSTRUCTOR: James Torrence
OFFICE HOURS: by appointment
MY OFFICE PHONE: 564-2168
JIBSHEET PHONE: 564-3183
MY EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
CLASS MEETS: in C-225 from to , Monday, Wednesday and Friday
REQUIRED MATERIALS: (Comm. 143) The Associated Press Style Book
Microsoft Word, MacWord, or Open Office (software)
RECOMMENDED MATERIALS: Cameras, cassette recorders, floppy disks, etc. However, if you borrow Jibsheet resources, you must return them by the end of the quarter to get credit for this class.
Comm. 143 (Editing Techniques): This course will cover AP Stylebook formats, news headline writing, editing practices for newspapers and other types of writing, and editing for libel in accordance with the ethics and laws which govern mass media.
Comm. 146 (News Staff): The purpose of this course is to demonstrate the various roles and activities in the production of a small newspaper. This also involves the technical aspects (using scanners, computers, email, etc.) of putting a newspaper together.
(Comm. 143 Editing Techniques)
(Comm. 146 News Staff)
· Become reporters by learning about the ethics and methods that govern effective journalism
COURSE CONTENT: We will spend our time
(Out of class)
(please note: it is widely assumed that college students do two hours of homework for every hour spent in class)
GRADING: For more info on how I evaluate assignments and participation, see the “Grading Criteria/Paper Format” info below
ATTENDANCE: Your presence is not strictly required, but it does account for part of your grade for the course. If you plan to be in class, please be here on time. Here are some other things you should keep in mind:
PLAGIARISM: CHEATING IS AN ISSUE I TAKE SERIOUSLY. PLAGIARISM OR ANY OTHER KIND OF CHEATING, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR NOT, WILL EARN THE OFFENDING STUDENT(S) AN “F” FOR THE QUARTER.
Please review the Arts & Humanities division standards http://www.bcc.ctc.edu/ArtsHum/policy.html
OBSCENITY: The Jibsheet staff work under a district-wide obscenity clause, so we should avoid abide by this district policy by avoiding obscenity in print. Editors may lose their jobs by running obscene stories and/or language.