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Undergraduate Course Details
Number ENL 412
Title Seminar in Modern Publishing
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites ENG102, ENL 102, ENG102E, ENL102ESL, ENG103, ENL 103, ENG106H, or ENL106H and at least one course at the 200-level or permission of the chairperson


An intensive examination of the field of publishing for professional writers, the class will examine business models for nonfiction book and magazine publishers, professional workflow dynamics in organizations, freelance nonfiction writing, ghost writing, and other forms of work-for-hire for print and electronic media. This course will include collaborative classroom practicum experiences and lectures from professionals in the field, with some practical writing assignments such as pitch and query letters throughout the course. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for ENG470.