Courses in Mass Communication

Introduction to Newspaper Writing

MASS 100     3.00 Credits
Introduction to Newspaper Writing focuses on the principles of gathering information and writing news and feature stories for the mass media, with an emphasis on newspaper writing. Students enrolled in this course will be staff members of SCC's student run college newspaper - The Spotlight. Students will attend lectures, participate in regular meetings of the newspaper staff, and meet deadlines for writing articles for the school newspaper. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC: None, will be used as an elective)

Introduction to Mass Communication

MASS 110     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course explores the structures, functions, responsibilities, and effects of the media in contemporary society. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 2, 9: Critical Thinking, Ethical and Civic Responsibility)