Editing and Publishing

Editing and Publishing
Hours60 - 67 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 4
Complete university course work (or the equivalent) to a 200-level or higher in any single foreign language including American Sign Language. The language for this requirement may be the same language used to satisfy the GE Foreign Language option. Editing students may waive this language requirement by completing a university-approved minor that includes complex professional discourse modes, such as STEM fields, business, psychology, social sciences, English literature, or rhetoric.
Note: Courses chosen to satisfy requirements 1, 2, and 3 cannot double-count in requirement 5.
requirement 7 Complete 1 hour from the following course(s)
Other options for Experiential Learning include 42 hours worked as a teaching/research assistant, or completion of a study-abroad experience.
requirement 8 Complete 1 course
Program Outcomes: 

Language Use and Structure

Analyze the structure and use of language to identify appropriate usage and style in specific contexts and assess the effectiveness of traditional usage rules and style guidelines. Be able to write effectively and speak clearly to communicate language analysis and editing decisions.

Copyediting and Substantive Editing

Optimize clarity and effectiveness of sentences, paragraphs, and longer texts by applying principles of effective usage, style, and organization to real-world examples of draft text.

Specialized Editing

Demonstrate specialized skills and the perspective required by at least one specific editing genre (such as magazine publishing, technical communication, book publishing, scholarly publishing, or freelance publishing.

Publishing Industry and Processes

Use tools and processes that are part of the publishing business, such as software for, methods of, and ethical procedures relating to graphic design, printing technology, and income and expense management, and understand how these tools, methods, and ethical procedures have evolved over the history of publishing.