2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Writing, Literature, and Publishing: Publishing Concentration, B.A.

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The undergraduate faculty of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is committed to the following learning objectives for the BA in the Writing, Literature and Publishing program with a Publishing concentration.

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary history and of literary forms.
  2. Read, think, and write critically.
  3. Demonstrate skills in writing, editing, design, production, and business as they relate to print and digital publishing environments.
  4. Distinguish between global publishing models and understand their strengths and weaknesses in reaching diverse audiences.

Students take introductory and advanced publishing courses, in addition to courses in literature that ground them in the English-language tradition and introduce them to other traditions.

Required Courses

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing with a Publishing concentration complete 52 credit hours. No more than 4 credits of internship (PB 499 ) may be used toward the credits required for the BA degree. Taken together, the two required 400-level courses serve as a capstone experience, giving students the opportunity to explore specific aspects of publishing in depth and prove their mastery of writing, editing, design, production, and/or business skills.

Two courses from any of the 300- or 400-level Literature courses (8 credits)

One course in Publishing at the 300 level (4 credits)

One course in Literature, Publishing, or Writing at the 200 level or above (4 credits)

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