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Editing and Publishing (BA)

Linguistics Bachelors BA

Variable Credit Min

60

Variable Credit Max

67

Major Academic Plan

Title

Language Use and Structure

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Copyediting and Substantive Editing

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Specialized Editing

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Publishing Industry and Processes

Learning Outcome

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.

Program Requirements

Requirement 1 — Complete 6 Courses

Foundations:

course - Intro to English Language 3.0

course - Intro to ELing Resrch Mthds 3.0

course - Modern American Usage 3.0

course - Hist of the English Language 3.0

course - Grammar of English 3.0

course - Career Explorations in Ling. 2.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 4 Courses

Core Courses:

course - Intro to Print Publishing 3.0

course - Basic Editing Skills 3.0

course - Genre & Substantive Editing - You may take once 3.0

course - Editing for Publication - You may take once 3.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 of 4 Courses

Perspectives on Context:

course - Discourse Analysis 3.0

course - Intro to Varieties of English 3.0

course - Intro to Sociolinguistics 3.0

course - Corpus Linguistics 3.0

Requirement 4 — Obtain confirmation from your advisement center that you have completed the following:

Foreign Language Requirement:

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.

Requirement 5 — Complete 9 hours

Text Analysis Breadth:

course - English Semantics & Pragmatics 3.0

course - Discourse Analysis 3.0

course - Genre & Substantive Editing - You may take once 3.0

course - Stds Lang/Editing - You may take once 1.0v

course - Editing for Publication - You may take once 3.0

course - Early Modern English 3.0

course - Late Modern English 3.0

course - Intro to Varieties of English 3.0

course - Hist of the Book 3.0

course - Old English 1 3.0

course - Middle English 3.0

course - Structure of Modern English 3.0

course - Language & Literature 3.0

course - Old English 2 3.0

course - Syntax 3.0

course - Text Processing and Analysis 3.0

course - Soc. Media/Mrkt. Analysis 3.0

course - Intro to Psycholinguistics 3.0

course - Intro Histor-Comparative Ling 3.0

course - Intro to Sociolinguistics 3.0

course - First Language Acquisition 3.0

course - Second Language Acquisition 3.0

course - Problems in Translation 3.0

course - Corpus Linguistics 3.0

course - Anthropological Linguistics 3.0

Note: Course chosen to satisfy requirements 1, 2, and 3 cannot double-count in requirement 5, with the exception of a second topic in ELING 430R.

Requirement 6 — Complete 1 of 5 Courses

Professional Tools:

course - Web Publishing 3.0

course - Tools for Text Processing 3.0

course - Research in the Digital Hum 3.0

course - Business of Editing/Publishing 3.0

course - Soc. Media/Mrkt. Analysis 3.0

Requirement 7 — Complete 1 hour

course - Editing Student Journals - You may take once 1.0v

course - Academic Internship: Ling - You may take once 0.5v

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

course - The Senior Course - You may take once 3.0