PUBLICATIONS

Unless otherwise noted, all academic courses in this department meet both CSU and UC entrance requirements.

The Publications Department gives students the opportunity to experience what it would be like to be a part of the field of journalism. Students are responsible for producing published works that document and discuss student experiences at Notre Dame, including, but not limited, to the school newspaper and yearbook. Through print and digital medium, students gain editorial experience and learn the processes of reporting, interviewing and photojournalism.

Course Offerings

#PUB1001 JOURNALISM                         
10 credits - Grade(s)  All
Prerequisite:  C or better in English

This course, designed for students with a love of writing, develops journalistic writing and objective style, and teaches InDesign, layout and editing skills.  Students are responsible for producing the school newspaper, the Crown and Shield, and work both in print and online. Once the instructor has covered the basics of journalism, the class is run like a real newsroom and is primarily student-directed. Like Yearbook, this class can be taken several times during a student's four years. The course does not replace the core English requirement.  

#PUB2001 YEARBOOK I
10 credits - Grade(s) All
Prerequisites: None
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement
 
This course provides opportunities for students to develop their critical thinking, design page layouts, develop mastery in basic photography and photo editing skills. Students will prepare profile features, learn the art of storytelling through the eyes of another individual, and practice their interviewing and observation skills. Students will prepare sports coverage, develop their academic writing, and cover school events. Students are responsible for the following information gathering: interviewing, editing, and copy writing (headlines, captions and subheadings). Students will prepare their work using full visuals, combining photojournalism and graphic design. They will present their combined content in a single unified theme as they tell the story of our academic school year. Like Journalism, this course can be taken several years during a student's four years.

Students are not required to have a camera, but it would be useful.

#PUB2002 YEARBOOK II
10 credits - Grade(s) 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Yearbook I, English grade of B or better and photography experience required
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement

Yearbook II is a course designed for the student with interests in publication, layout design, editing, and/or journalism.  When school begins, students function as editors or section leaders of the Yearbook and master complicated design and layout techniques as well as the publication process.  Yearbook I and II students work as a team to complete the book; Yearbook II students are expected to assume leadership positions that come with outside of class duties and time commitments.  Like Journalism, this course can be taken multiple times

Students are not required to have a camera, but it would be useful.

#PUB3000 PUBLICATIONS PRESS CORPS                      
10 credits - Grade(s) 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Photography experience required
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement

Press Corps is designed for students that want to focus solely on the photography and documentation of student life for the Yearbook. Press Corps works in tandem with the Yearbook class to assist in the creation of graphics to reach the community about the Yearbook.

Press Corps are asked to photograph co-curricular activities occuring during the school day (masses, student life, assembly) or afterschool activities such as sports, school plays, robotics. Press Corps is a great fit for students who have a strong foundation understanding of photography and like to work independently. Students meet with the instructor for assignments and are not involved in traditional Yearbook tasks. Students are not required to have a camera, but it would be useful. Like Yearbook, this class can be taken multiple times.

Press Corps is a pass/fail course. This course meets after school.