Course No: 9410
Subject: College Preparatory Electives
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Year
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: G
Prerequisite: English 100 or English 103H
Criteria for Enrollment: Strong interest in journalism, desktop publishing, editing, and writing. Admission is by application, and enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.

Journalism is a year-long 8th period course in which students will learn the skills necessary to serve as Managing Editors for the school newspaper of St. Ignatius, Inside SI.  The primary objective of this class is the publishing of six issues of Inside SI.  As such, students will be involved in editorial decisions, including determining content, supervising reporters in their section (Affinity, Arts, Feature, Humor, Op-Ed, Outside SI News, SI News, Sports, and Spotlight), writing articles, editing, and suggesting lay out for pages in each issue.  Students enrolled in this course will practice effective collaboration skills (both on-line and in-person) and will work to ensure Inside SI reflects the diverse and unique voices of all members of the SI community.   Credit for this class will be included in the SI GPA calculation.

Enrollment in the class is subject to Moderator Approval.  Individuals who apply for and are accepted as Managing Editors the previous Spring semester will be enrolled by the moderators during the Fall semester of the school year. Students will meet regularly each week.

*This course is offered outside of the 9:00 am – 2:45 pm school day, 8th period ONLY : This class meets weekly to discuss journalism topics and conduct planning for issues.  During the two weeks prior to each issue’s production, students will meet every day after school for approximately 3 hours.