Journalism Course Descriptions

01800 Introduction to Journalism

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None
  • NCAA Approved

Credit earned in Introduction to Journalism will satisfy 0.5 year of the English credit requirement.

Description: Students that enroll in this class will learn important journalism skills in the areas of news writing, editing, photography, layout / design and other elements of production. This class is a prerequisite and must be taken to enroll for yearbook and newspaper.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Ethics / History of Journalism
  • Research and the interview process
  • Adobe Indesign (layout and design)
  • SNO (daily functions of online newspaper)
  • Yearbook Avenue (functions of online yearbook site)
  • Photography and multimedia

State Course: 11101A000, Journalism

0192 Yearbook Journalism

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: English 9 and Introduction to Journalism

Description: Students will learn design layout, photography and page editing to produce the school yearbook.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Utilize Yearbook Avenue (online software)
  • Learn survey and interview skills
  • Design page layouts
  • Work with photography
  • Sell and design advertisement
  • Take initiative and follow through on tasks

State Course: 11104A000, Publication Production

01940 Broadcast Media 1

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None

Description: This beginning class will be for first-time broadcast students. Students will learn the basics of script writing, camera use, technology and more. Students will be asked to complete different types of special segments and video projects.

State Course: 11103A000, Broadcasting Technology

01940 Broadcast Media 2

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Broadcast Media 1

Description: This advanced class is for those students who have completed Broadcast I. This class will focus on more advanced video projects for video news programming and will work on the weekly video projects. This class may be repeated for credit

State Course: 11103A000, Broadcasting Technology

0183 Applied English and Communication

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: English 9 and Introduction to Journalism

Credit earned in Applied English Language and Communication will satisfy 1.0 credits of the English credit requirement. Additional enrollment will count towards elective credits.

Description: Students will focus on non-fiction writing while producing a variety of publications using elements of journalism and media design.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

Writing, technology and design, digital media, marketing and sales

● Plan, revise, edit journalistic writing

● Create a variety of publications using elements of journalism and media design

● Make strategic use of digital media to enhance publications

● Effectively adapt a speech to sell advertisements

State Course: 11156A000, Applied English and Communications