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MSC 180 Basic Photojournalism
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2011
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: An introduction to visual storytelling, emphasizing composition, lighting, photo editing skills and legal and ethical issues. Fully adjustable Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera required. Prerequisite: MSC130.

Prerequisites: MSC130

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: The course is essential for students pursuing careers in Journalism/Photojournalism and may qualify for transfer credit at state universities that offer similar courses. See recommended equivalencies.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Identify, explain, and apply compositional principles and lighting techniques through completion of photo assignments.
2. (Application Level) Identify, explain, and apply photo editing principles in terms of both selection and cropping of photos through the completion of picture story assignments.
3. (Analysis Level) Identify and explain the legal and ethical issues associated with the practice of Photojournalism, based on case studies.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation