Writing Certificate Senior Seminar: The Future of Publishing|
This seminar will provide a historical overview and contemporary analysis of the publishing business. In the early 21st century, the industry is undergoing several major transitions simultaneously (downsizing, the e-book revolution and other technological developments, etc.), and most people feel that the future is unclear at best. In addition to threatening the livelihood of the business, these changes also provide new opportunities for writers, publishers, editors, and others.
The course will focus specifically on book publishing, but will include research and discussion of other media, including magazine publishing and the plethora of Internet-based media outlets. It will offer perspectives on a range of areas of the publishing business: challenges for writers, the role of editors, agents, and publicists, as well as the production process. it includes lectures, readings, and student exercises, including the formation of editorial boards and a moderated debate about the role of e-books; as well as guest visits by several New York publishing veterans.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings will include student work, selected manuscripts presented by the instructor and other pieces related to publishing as a business and materials used by editors.
|Examination and Assignments: |
It includes lectures, readings, and student exercises, including the formation of editorial boards and a moderated debate about the role of e-books; as well as guest visits by several New York publishing veterans. Open to juniors and seniors who are completing the writing certificate.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
If you have been admitted to the seminar but have not yet registered: you must add the course to your course schedule during the first days of drop-add period in order to hold your place.
Students who have completed all previous course work for the writing certificate are eligible to take the (required) senior seminar during the spring of their junior or senior year.
Students who have a time conflict should apply for the seminar and explain their schedule.
To apply for WRCT 350, please submit ALL the following materials by NOON, MON, JAN 28:
1. By email: Submit a statement requesting a place in the seminar to Anne Greene, Writing Certificate Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Submit in hard copy:
--a completed copy of the certificate's "planning/completion" form (from the certificate website), and --a pdf of your portfolio transcript.
These materials should be submitted to Katherine Thorpe, the assistant to the certificate coordinator, Downey House, room 104.
|Instructor(s): Greene,Anne F. Temple,Johnny Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: WYL114; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|