Nov 15, 2013

Two KCC Journalism Courses offered Spring 2014

Got the writing bug? Like to share the news? Two journalism courses will be offered next Spring. Newswriting (JOUR 205) will introduce you to news writing and provide practical experience in news reporting and news writing. It will meet twice a week, M & W, from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Students produce KCC's student newspaper in Newspaper Lab (JOUR 285V). Newspaper Lab will meet twice a week, T & Th, from 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

There are prerequisites to the take these courses, so start today by calling KCC Student Counseling at 245-8212. If you are not currently a UH student, please call Admissions & Records at 245-8225 for application and admission information.

Newswriting (JOUR 205 - CRN 40116)
3 credits – Meets Writing Intensive requirement
Monday & Wednesday 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. - Room: LRC 124A
This introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of news writing includes technical, legal, and procedural considerations. It provides practical experience in news reporting and news writing. 
Prerequisite: B in English 22 or Qualified ENG 100.
This course will be taught with a variety of methods, including considerable practical experience in
writing, small group sessions and e-conferences for discussion and feedback on assignments. There will be guest speakers from the press and field trips. Students will have story assignments that may involve fact-gathering and interviewing on campus or in the community. In-class, face-to-face and online presentation methods will be offered. ... Service learning will be encouraged through community engagement and participation in the campus newspaper.

Newspaper Lab (JOUR 285V - CRN 40344)
1,2,3 credit lab / Tuesday & Thursday 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. - Room: LRC 124A
Students in this course produce a campus newspaper. Production steps include interviewing, writing copy, editing and layout. This lab may be taken concurrently with JOUR 205 and may be repeated for up to 6 credits. 
Prerequisite: JOUR 205 or consent of instructor. (EG: “B” or higher in ENG 22, or placement in ENG 100, or “C” or higher in JOUR 205.) 
NOTE: Adobe Creative Suite Pro / InDesign used to design and layout campus newspaper.

Call Now To Enroll - KCC Student Counseling: 245-8212
First Day of Instruction: Monday, January 13
Questions about the classes: Email instructor, Carol Bain (
Online campus newspaper:

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