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University Mission Cavite State University shall provide excellent, equitable and relevant educational opportunities in the arts,

science and technology through quality instruction and responsive research and development activities. It shall produce professional, skilled and morally upright individuals for global competitiveness.

Republic of the Philippines CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY (CvSU) Indang, Cavite DON SEVERINO DE LAS ALAS CAMPUS COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND MASS COMMUNICATION COURSE SYLLABUS Second Semester, AY 2011-2012

College Mission The College of Arts and Sciences shall provide relevant and quality instruction, responsive research and extension services in the arts and sciences toward the development of globally competitive and morally upright individuals and shall prepare students for careers in different fields.

Instructor: RHONA GRACE A. DELOS REYES Office Location: Languages and Mass Communication Mobile No: 09179707512

E-mail Address: rgadelosreyes@gmail.com Consultation Hours:

Course Code : JORN 50 Course Title : Introduction to Journalism Course Description : This course deals with the development of the press and journalism, function and standards of journalism, techniques of reporting and types of news. Credit Prerequisite References: Brooks, B.S. et al. (2006). Telling the Story: The Convergence of Print, Broadcast and Online Media. Missouri: Bedford/ St. Martin s. Brooks, B.S. et al. (2005). Workbook for News Reporting and Writing. Missouri: Bedford/ St.Martin s Estrada, E.C. et al. (1997). Basic Journalism. Mandaluyog City: Echanis Press, Inc. Malinao, A.L. (1988). Journalism for Filipinos. Quezon City: National Book Store, Inc. Pinson, J.L. et al. (2005). Working with Words: A Handbook for Media Writers and Editors. Missouri: Bedford/ St. Martin s Schaffer, J. et al. (1998). Journalism Matters. USA: West Publishing Company. Supplementary Readings: Online Resources Newspapers Journals Magazines Course Objectives: This course aims to acquaint the students with journalism as a profession and give them grounding in the basic theories and practices of journalism, especially concerning its practice for print media. Specifically: 1. 2. Make them understand the changing role of journalism in culture and society. Foster understanding of journalism s structural biases. : : 3 units ENGL 2

3. 4. 5. 6. Core Values:

Give them a basic knowledge of common types of news articles and their purposes; Provide them with basic principles and techniques of news gathering and journalistic reporting; Inculcate them the basic ethics and responsibility of the journalistic profession; Provide them an overview of the print media organization.

TRUTH is demonstrated by the students self confidence, objectivity and honesty during examinations, class activities, and in the development of projects to be submitted for the course. EXCELLENCE is exhibited by the students punctuality, diligence and commitment in the assigned tasks, class performance, and the kind of projects submitted by them. SERVICE is manifested by the students respect, rapport, and fairness in dealing with their peers and classmates. Course Outline I. Journalism as a Career a. Definition of Journalism b. Qualities of a Journalist and a Reporter c. Press c.i Theories of the Press II. History of Journalism in the Philippines a. b. c. d. e. f. g. III. IV. Early Years Period of Revolution American Colonial Period Japanese Occupation Post Liberation Martial Law Contemporary Times 6 6 12 Number of Hours 6

Journalism and Its Structural Biases News Structure a. b. c. The Inverted Pyramid Types of Leads Counting the Head

- MIDTERM EXAM V. VI. Journalists Jargons and Trends News and News Stories a. b. VII. VIII. Attributes Types of News Stories

3 3 6

Ethics Print Media Organization - FINAL EXAM -

3 6 3 54

Total Number of Hours

Teaching Methods/ Learning Activities Lecture/ Discussion Brainstorming Panel Discussion Library Visit Portfolio Development Course Requirements Portfolio Attendance Grading System Plates Quizzes (Oral and Written) Midterm Exam Final Exam Attendance : : : : : 20% 20% 25% 25% 10% 100% Field Activities Class Participation Major Exams Simulation Techniques Information Search Demonstration Techniques Educational Tour Reporting/ Facilitation Group Activity Communicative Approach Writing Workshops Discovery Method

Course Policies 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Each student is expected to attend the class regularly. A student who incurs 6 absences or 20% of the total attendance in the semester with inexcusable reasons will be automatically dropped from the roll. A student who comes to the class 15 minutes late may be admitted in the class but will be considered absent for that day. Students are expected to come to class prepared and to actively participate in class discussion. Students will not be given special examination if he/she misses it for inexcusable reasons. Project for the semester should be submitted on or before the final examination or on the date agreed upon by the professor/instructor and students. Academic dishonesty (cheating and plagiarism) is strictly prohibited and will mean a grade of 5.0 for the student who is guilty of such. The use of cellular phones is prohibited inside the classroom during class hours. Cellular phones should be placed in silent mode or turned off while class is going on. Students must obey the rules and regulations stated in the Student Code of Conduct.

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RHONA GRACE A. DE LOS REYES Instructor

BETTINA JOYCE P. ILAGAN Department Chair

EVELYN O. SINGSON, PhD Dean