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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

PHOTO 260 The Eastern Sierra Landscape, Yosemite Valley

Units: 2

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to photograph in the Eastern Sierra emphasizing the Yosemite Valley. The course will include a variety of topics including using film and digital cameras in the landscape, understanding different natural qualities of light and low light photography. This course includes meetings on campus and a field trip to Yosemite.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Demonstrate an understanding of lighting conditions in the natural landscape.

PHOTO 271 Color Management

Units: 1.5

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHOTO 302 or 400 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: PHOTO 320

This course covers the fundamental principles of color management. Topics of instruction include: calibration, profile generation, color management in Photoshop, and optimizing and preparing images for output to labs. Students will work with digital cameras. The class includes: lectures, lab time, field trips, exams, a journal, and a final project.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Calibrate a variety of digital hardware devices

PHOTO 272 Lightroom

Units: 1.5

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHOTO 302 or 400 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn the most current photographic archiving software products. Topics of instruction include: importing images, editing imaging and placing images into collections and libraries. Students will work with digital cameras. The class includes:
lectures, lab time, field trips, exams, a journal, and a final project.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Import photographs into Lightroom

PHOTO 273 Video Capture with DSLRs

Units: 1.5

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHOTO 302 or 400 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is designed to provide students instruction in shooting video with DSLR cameras. Topics include: custom settings for shooting video, options for sound capture, lighting techniques, video editing and digital story telling. Students will work with digital cameras and accessory equipment. The class includes: lectures, lab time, field trips, exams, a journal, and a final project.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1: Capture video footage with a DSLR camera

PHOTO 275 Digital Applications for Alternative Processes

Units: 1.5

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHOTO 302 or 400 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is designed to provide students instruction in digital applications for alternative processes. Topics include: creating custom curves for alternative process printing, using a variety of software products for creating unique imagery, and applying digital technology to older print processes. Students will work with digital cameras and accessory equipment. The class includes: lectures, lab time, field trips, exams, a journal, and a final project.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 Identify software applications used for alternative processes

PHOTO 277 Creating a Digital Portfolio

Units: 1.5

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHOTO 302 or 400 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is designed to provide students instruction in creating a website to promote their photography. Website hosting options, uploading and organizing images will be covered. Students will work with digital cameras and design software. The class includes: lectures, lab time, field trips, exams, a journal, and a final project.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 Describe different hosting options for a photographic website.

PHOTO 295 Independent Studies in Photography

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

PHOTO 301 Beginning Photography

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course combines lectures with hands-on experience in traditional black and white photography. Students will work primarily with film cameras. Instruction includes camera function, exposure control, film processing, enlarging prints, low light photography, and print finishing. Creative control and elements of composition will also be covered. The format of the class includes lectures, visual presentations, lab time, a field trip, exams and a portfolio. Students may wish to challenge the prerequisite on the basis of equivalent experience. This course is the
same as ARTPH 301, and only one may be taken for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Operate a manual 35mm camera and lens

PHOTO 302 Beginning Digital Photography

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course combines lectures with hands-on experience in digital photography. Instruction includes digital camera function, exposure control, technical and creative control, computer manipulation of images and digital output options. The format of the class includes lectures, visual presentations, lab time, exams and a portfolio.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Operate a digital camera

PHOTO 310 Intermediate Photography

Units: 3

Same As: ARTPH 310

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: ARTPH 301 or PHOTO 301 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to expand on the technical and creative concepts acquired in beginning film photography. Topics of instruction include: exposure and development control, archival printing, introduction to medium and large format photography, studio lighting techniques, and alternative processes. Students will work primarily with
film cameras. The class includes lectures, visual presentations, lab time, written tests, and a portfolio. This course is the same as ARTPH 310, and under either name, the course may only be taken one time for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Expose and develop images using a variety of lighting

PHOTO 312 Intermediate Digital Photography

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHOTO 302 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course is designed to expand on the technical and creative concepts acquired in beginning digital photography. Topics of instruction include: advanced digital camera functions, exposure control, introduction to studio lighting, computer manipulation of images, digital archiving, digital output options and digital print finishing. The class includes lectures, visual presentations, lab time, written tests, a field trip, and a portfolio.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Use advanced functions of a digital camera

PHOTO 320 Color Photography

Units: 3

Same As: ARTPH 322

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHOTO 302 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course covers the fundamental principles of color photography. Topics of instruction include: color theory, correct exposure, techniques to determine correct color balance, flash exposure for color and printing digital files. Students will work with digital cameras. The class includes: lectures, visual presentations, lab time, written tests, and a portfolio. This course is the same as ARTPH 322, and under either name, the course may only be taken one time for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Explain fundamental color theory and its application in color photography

PHOTO 340 Careers in Photography

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: ARTPH 322 or PHOTO 320 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is an overview of different careers available in the photographic industry. Fields of study include: portraiture, wedding photography, fashion, commercial and tabletop, photojournalism, and fine art photography. Students are encouraged to pursue their own area of interest by working with professionals in the field. Students may work with digital or traditional cameras. The class includes: lectures, studio visits, lab time, and completion of a resume, price list, and portfolio.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Compare various professions in photography

PHOTO 350 Photojournalism

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHOTO 310 or 312 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

CID: C-ID JOUR 160

This course provides instruction in photojournalism and magazine techniques in photography. Students will study features, sports, spot news, and the photo essay styles of journalistic photography. Students may work with digital or traditional cameras. Students will also capture and use audio to complete multimedia projects. A beginning, advanced, or magazine style digital portfolio will be completed. The course includes lectures, visual presentations, speakers, a required field trip, and lab time. Students will provide their own camera and related
materials. (C-ID JOUR 160)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Define documentary photography.

PHOTO 360 Large Format Photography

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: ARTPH 310 or PHOTO 310 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to give students a thorough knowledge of view camera operation in the studio and in the field. Topics of instruction include: view camera movements, exposure techniques, processing sheet film, adjustments necessary to print large format negatives, and presentation of the large format image. Students may work in black and
white, color, or both. The class includes: lectures, visual presentations, lab time, studio time, and a portfolio. Students are urged to provide their own large format camera. This course is the same as ARTPH 314.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Adjust a view camera

PHOTO 364 Advanced Black and White Photography

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHOTO 310 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to expand on the technical and creative concepts acquired in intermediate photography. Topics of instruction include: zone system, archival printing techniques, advanced methods of image manipulation, and digital fine art printing. Students will work with digital and traditional cameras. The class includes lectures, visual presentations, lab time, exams, and a portfolio.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 use the Zone System

PHOTO 365 Alternative Process Photography

Units: 3

Same As: ARTPH 340

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: ARTPH 301 or PHOTO 301 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU (Same as ARTPH 340); UC (Same as: ARTPH 340)

This course introduces historical and alternative processes in photography. Topics of instruction include: pin hole photography, handmade cameras, historical photographic processes, enlarging negatives, creating digital negatives and contact printing. Students will also hang a class exhibition. The class includes lectures, visual
presentations, lab time, exams, and a portfolio. This course is the same as ARTPH 340.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Make a pinhole camera

PHOTO 366 Advanced Alternative Process Photography

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: ARTPH 340 or PHOTO 365 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is an advanced study of historical and alternative processes in photography and is designed to expand on the technical and creative concepts acquired in Beginning Alternative Process Photography. Topics of instruction include a deeper investigation of pin hole photography, handmade cameras, historical photographic processes, creating digital negatives and contact printing. Students will also hang a class exhibition. The class includes research, lectures, visual presentations, lab time, exams, and a portfolio. This course is the same as ARTPH 341.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Research two types of alternative processes

PHOTO 370 Portraiture and Wedding Photography

Units: 3 - 4

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 - 108 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHOTO 320 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the portraiture and wedding photography business. Topics include: techniques of lighting, use of appropriate cameras and media, professional practices and strategies for beginning business. Students work with digital cameras. The class includes: lectures, lab time, on-location field trips, exams, a journal, and a portfolio geared toward a professional presentation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Create images in a variety of lighting conditions.

PHOTO 372 Advanced Portrait Photography

Units: 3 - 4

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 - 108 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHOTO 320 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to give students an in depth understanding of portraiture. Topics include: techniques of lighting and posing, working with groups and individuals, use of appropriate cameras and films, professional ethics and business strategies. Students may work with digital or traditional cameras. The class includes: lectures, lab time,
on-location field trips, exams, a journal, and a portfolio geared toward a professional presentation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 use studio lighting equipment

PHOTO 390 Studio Lighting Techniques

Units: 3 - 4

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 - 108 hours LAB

Prerequisite: ARTPH 322 or PHOTO 320 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is a study in studio lighting techniques used in commercial photography. Topics of instruction include: correct exposure using strobe, lighting ratios, basic portraiture and advertising, appropriate choice of camera formats, and studies in composition of commercial photographs. Students are encouraged to work in a variety of formats, using black and white and color. Students will primarily use digital cameras. The class includes: lectures, visual presentations and discussions, on-location field trips, lab time, exams, and a portfolio.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Use studio lighting equipment.

PHOTO 392 Commercial and Advertising Photography

Units: 3 - 4

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 - 108 hours LAB

Prerequisite: ARTPH 322 or PHOTO 320 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course covers studio lighting techniques used in the production of advertising photographs. Topics of instruction include: advanced studio lighting techniques, correct exposure using strobe, appropriate choice of camera format and films, studies in composition and meaning of advertising photographs, and market research. Students are encouraged to work in a variety of formats, using both film and digital cameras. The class includes: lectures, visual presentations and discussions, on-location field trips, lab time, written tests, a journal, and a portfolio geared toward a professional presentation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Use studio lighting equipment

PHOTO 400 Digital Imaging

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This is an introductory course in digital imaging and electronic desktop photography. Methods currently used in publishing will be emphasized. The class includes lectures, use of computers and scanners, slide presentations, occasional off-campus class meetings, and preparation of a notebook and a digital portfolio.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Produce photographs using various camera, film and digital choices

PHOTO 410 Advanced Digital Imaging

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHOTO 400 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is an advanced study of digital imaging and related software programs. Methods currently used in publishing will be emphasized. The class includes lectures, use of computers, scanners, and a variety of output devices, and preparation of a digital portfolio. This course will introduce the student to the emerging field of multimedia
and visit various local businesses.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Produce photographs using various camera, film and digital choices.

PHOTO 420 History of Photography

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course provides an in-depth study of photography and
photographically derived images. The course will focus on the development of the first photograph processes from the nineteenth century to current technologies. The format of the class includes lecture and discussions, visual presentations and a field trip. This course is the same as ARTPH 342, and only one may be taken for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Define the major movements in the history of photography

PHOTO 495 Independent Studies in Photography

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

PHOTO 498 Work Experience in Photography

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Photography.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)