Journalism Courses

MCM 101 Intro to Mass Media Communication
Prerequisite: None

This course will examine the past, present and future of mass media as well as its role in our lives and society. Topics include theoretical foundations, history, literacy, culture, ethics, and trends. Students will analyze a variety of media including print, radio, television, film advertising, public relations, the Internet, and other news media.

MCM 104 Introduction to Film Studies
Prerequisite: None

This course provides an introduction to film as a medium and art form. Students study film from the late 19th century to the present by examining the technical, artistic, sociological, historic and economic influences on the filmmaker and the film. Students will also learn theory and criticism techniques used in the field through an examination of production values including imagery, sound editing and other technical elements as well as theme, story, pacing and direction. In-class screenings provide a framework for analysis as well as give the students the opportunity to view the work in context as a communal art form. Class format includes lecture, discussion, writing, and in-class screenings.

MCM 111 Applied Journalism I

This course provides an in-depth study and practical application of interviewing, newswriting, editing, photography and design skills. Students in Applied Journalism courses are responsible for producing the CORNERSTONE, the student newspaper and website.

MCM 112 Applied Journalism II
Prerequisite: MCM 111 

This course provides an in-depth study and practical application of interviewing, newswriting, editing, photography and design skills. Students in Applied Journalism courses are responsible for producing the CORNERSTONE, the student newspaper and website.

MCM 206 Diversity in the Media
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 114 

Diversity in Media provides journalistic tools for the coverage of diverse ethnic, gender, ability and ideological groups inside and outside the United States. Students will recognize the importance of diverse voices in the media and how to better cover diversity.

MCM 211 Applied Journalism III
Prerequisite: MCM 112 

This course provides an in-depth study and practical application of interviewing, newswriting, editing, photography and design skills. Students in Applied Journalism courses are responsible for producing the CORNERSTONE, the student newspaper and website.

MCM 212 Applied Journalism IV
Prerequisite: MCM 211 

This course provides an in-depth study and practical application of interviewing, newswriting, editing, photography and design skills. Students in Applied Journalism courses are responsible for producing the CORNERSTONE, the student newspaper and website.

MCM 225 News Writing

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of journalistic writing, including hard news and feature writing. Emphasis will be placed on developing the reporting, interviewing, editing, observing and critical skills necessary in journalism, including practice of Associated Press style, grammar and ethics.

MCM 270 I.S.-Journalism
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.

MCM 280 Special Topics-Journalism
Prerequisite: None

Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.