All JRN courses numbered 100 and above may be applied to the major field and elective requirement for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees.

JRN 130 Intro to Mass Communications (3)(3,0)

Students will learn the history and importance of print media, broadcast media, digital media, advertising and public relations. The course will also explore the legal, economic and cultural impacts of media. The overall objective is to help students become better consumers of media through a clearer understanding of how media and their messages affect us all. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098 or LTC 099 or satisfaction of other placement criteria.

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

JRN 131 Fundamentals of Journalism (3)(3,0)

The field of Journalism is changing. In this course, students will learn the basics of the most common types of news and feature/human interest stories. They will also learn skills that will make them marketable in whatever field of journalism they decide to pursue--whether in new media, broadcast journalism, or print media. (1.1) IAI Major: MC 919 Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENG 101 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

JRN 134 Newspaper Workshop (1)(0,3)

Students will acquire practical training in all aspects of newspaper production. Students enrolled are responsible for managing and publishing the ECC student newspaper (the Observer), gathering news and feature material, video recording, writing, editing, layout, photography, web publishing and advertising. Course is repeatable to four credits. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $132 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098 or LTC 099 or satisfaction of other placement criteria.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

JRN 298 Topics in Journalism (3)(3,0)

This course will provide an opportunity for students to study specific facets of journalism in greater detail. Topics may include: feature writing, global media, alternative media, history of journalism, media ethics, beyond news writing (columns, editorials, reviews, sports), and editing. Topics would rotate for this three credit course. Repeatable to 12 credits. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: May vary depending upon the topic

Semester(s) Offered: Spring