Dec 07, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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WRIT 204 - Academic Journal

Credit(s): 3

This course allows students to experience the production of an academic journal from concept to publication.   Students will review submissions, edit creative works, design, and produce an academic journal. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Understand the current state of print publication processes.
  • Carry out submission processes for academic journals.
  • Recognize content that is compelling, well-constructed, and viable.
  • Review submissions to determine an appropriate balance of content.
  • Use correct grammar and punctuation.
  • Utilize techniques to identify errors and contradictions within a diverse set of writing styles.
  • Communicate clearly and work closely with writers regarding suggested edits and finalized work.
  • Apply layout and design concepts.
  • Create contracts and understand liabilities, copyright, and other ownership rights.
  • Source printers, solicit bids, and contract with the selected printer.
  • Perform final publishing tasks such as library of congress information, acknowledgements, ISBN acquisition, and copyright statements.
  • Develop and execute promotion and distribution plans for the journal.

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