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 Course Title:   Publications I

 Title Abbreviation:   PUBLICATIONS I

 Department:    MEDIA

 Course #:    110

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

An introduction to and workshop in the design, layout, creative writing, editing, and production of periodical publications. May include one or more of the following: yearbook, art & literary journal, and/or newsletter.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: previous or current enrollment in literary or visual arts course (such as creative writing, photography, journalism, media) recommended or instructor permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU COM 348
Pierce Col JOURN 110
SPU JRN 2203
WWU JOURN 221

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recognize and apply creative patterns/aesthetic design in producing publications.
  2. Recognize and use common terms and concepts related to publishing.
  3. Identify and apply different templates for preparing publications.
  4. Practice different editing techniques such as developmental, substantive, and copyediting.
  5. Use analytical skills, research skills, and specific organizational patterns in preparing publications.
  6. Apply effective communication skills to work collaboratively with others.
  7. Apply ethical, logical, and legal standards to creating publications.
  8. Choose and adapt text and visual communication to diverse audiences.

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.
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

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.
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.
3.7 Adapt communication to diverse audiences and media.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.

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.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.

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. AUDIENCE ANALYSIS
  2. AESTHETICS & DESIGN
  3. INTERVIEWING & EDITING TECHNIQUES
  4. WRITTEN TEXT & CAPTION WRITING
  5. TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS
  6. MARKETING