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 Course Title:   Broadcast Announcing I

 Title Abbreviation:   BROADCAST ANNOUNCING I

 Department:    MEDIA

 Course #:    131

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    090701

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Introductory and progressively challenging, this series of courses provides an opportunity for students to learn and practice communication skills, as well as providing practical experience, through the college's FM radio station, KSVR 91.7, in the operation of recording and broadcast equipment. Students may choose to broadcast in English or Spanish.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Use broadcast studio equipment.
  2. Develop a radio program.
  3. Produce a public service announcement.
  4. Produce a station ID.
  5. Conduct a radio interview.
  6. Understand basic FCC regulations.
  7. Understand the uses and effects of radio programming.
  8. Produce a personal tape portfolio and audition tape.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Radio as a communication media
  2. Radio formats
  3. Public service announcements
  4. Interviewing
  5. Radio journalism
  6. FCC requirements
  7. Radio drama
  8. Community radio
  9. Good sound and bad sound