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BCST 1170 - Introduction to Journalism

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

This course provides a broad overview of journalism with a focus on news programming in the electronic media. Students examine how radio, television, and online news stories are covered, written and produced. There is much hands-on learning, including exercises in news writing, announcing and reporting. This fast-paced course also explores interview styles, media law, editorial writing, and on- camera performance.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$434.32 - $444.32 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 30709

Tue Sep 15 - Tue Dec 01 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 01 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 BBY Online Delivery

Instructor

Julia Foy

Course Outline

Cost

$444.32

Notes

  1. * Good written and spoken English is needed to be successfu in this course. * Your own desktop or laptop computer is required to participate in this course. This course can be completed completely online. On-campus computers are not available to students unless access is granted by the instructor. * If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: https://sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

CRN 47447

Mon Nov 09 - Wed Nov 18 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 09 - Nov 18 Mon/Tue/Wed 08:30 - 16:00 Other Online Delivery

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$434.32

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please note this section will be held in person at the Whistler Learning Centre; it will NOT BE HELD ONLINE. For more information, and to register, please visit https://whistlerlearningcentre.com/.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Cancelled

Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 82437

Tue Jan 05 - Tue Mar 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 23 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$444.32

Notes

  1. *Good written and spoken English is required for this course. *This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. *For more information, you may contact the instructor JFoy@bcit.ca 604-432-8679 *If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: https://sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe how news gathering occurs
  • Define different work positions and functions in a newsroom
  • Recall critical current events from the news
  • Demonstrate basic news writing skills
  • Use basic announcing skills in a performance environment
  • Carry out essential interview skills for the media
  • Discuss how news stories are edited for visual media
  • Identify important aspects of media law

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2014

Related Programs

BCST 1170 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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