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ENG 199V: Magazine Production (Rain Bird) (1 credit)

Course Description

This course is intended to acquaint students with the theory, practice, and technical skills required to publish a small literary magazine, and, by extension, enable students to produce any small publication such as handbooks, manuals, brochures, flyers, newsletters, etc. Eng 199 will cover planning, publicity, selection, and editing; and ENG 299 will cover additional editing, proofreading, layout, production, distribution, and celebration. Students may take the course for one to three credits, with specific time commitments required for each. (1 to 3 contact hours)

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand how audience, purpose, and mode of publication affect publication design.
  • Display skills in several areas of magazine production such as selection, editing, proofreading, design, and layout.
  • Choose type faces that produce desired impact and apply typographic principles to promote readability.
  • Apply style-sheet rules.
  • Use scanners and digital cameras to input information in proper file formats.
  • Become a strong, contributing participant in the production of a magazine which maintains high standards.

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