The Certificate in Literary Editing and Publishing

This certificate provides training in editing, copyediting, selection procedures and standards, publishing procedures, graphics, printing technologies, and marketing and distributing literature.

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 26-28 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

A GPA of 2.5 is required for all courses taken for the certificate.

6 courses required:

CDES 282 Digital Pre-publishing I 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 114, CDES 281, or faculty permission.
ENGL 315 Introduction to Literary Editing and Publishing in America 4.0 SP
ENGL 415 Editing Literary Magazines 4.0 FA
Prerequisites: ENGL 220 (may be taken concurrently), ENGL 315, or faculty permission.
ENGL 419 Chapbook Production 4.0 SP
Prerequisites: ENGL 415 or two 400-level courses from the Minor in Creative Writing, or ENGL 620, or ENGL 622, or instructor permission.

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

ENGL 519 Chapbook Production 4.0 SP
Prerequisites: ENGL 415; or two 400-level courses from the Minor in Creative Writing; or ENGL 620.
ENGL 416 Editing Manuscripts for Publication 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: ENGL 335 or ENGL 375 (may be taken concurrently) or faculty permission.
ENGL 489 Internship in English 1.0 -3.0 FS

Note: ENGL 489 must be taken for 3 units.

2 courses selected from:

CDES 131 Visual Communication Concepts 2.0 FS
CDES 222 Introduction to WWW Design and Publishing 3.0 FS
CDES 281 Print Production 3.0 FS
CDES 334 Typography I 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 230, CDES 282; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CDES 214.
CDES 431 Publication Design 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CDES 333, CDES 334.
ENGL 327 Creative Nonfiction 4.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 220 or instructor permission.

Note: English majors who have taken any of the above English courses in pursuit of their major may substitute additional optional courses from above in consultation with the certificate advisor; other majors may substitute 3-4 units of upper-division English courses for any of the above non-English electives in consultation with the advisor.