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|Discipline and Nbr:
SML PUBLICATION WKSHP||
Small Publications Workshop
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||14 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||5.00|| ||Contact Total||87.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
Workshop in creating a "small press" book or magazine from the first stages of developing and editing material through the final details of print production. Students will work on the Santa Rosa Junior College community annual, First Leaves, and individual projects.
Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Workshop in creating a "small press" book or magazine.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||Fall 2010
The students will:
1. Analyze critical approaches to poetry, short fiction and art.
2. Establish evaluative criteria for selecting poetry,
short fiction, and art on standards outside of critical approaches,
such as audience, presentation, and printing standards and costs.
3. Proofread, using common proofreading markings.
4. Budget a printing project, from concept to final product.
5. Analyze aspects of small press publication, including marketing
techniques, copyright law, and distribution techniques.
6. Identify a variety of common printing methods.
7. From paper catalogs, students will select common paper types and
sizes, determining grain, finish, and cutting directions
for press and cost advantages.
8. Identify fonts and spec type in standard classes.
9. Use both manual and computer-programmed steps for layout for
type and art.
10. Size originals to printing size by use of a reduction
11. Perform assigned steps in printing, including shooting and
stripping negatives and collating printed materials.
12. Identify standard binding methods.
Topics and Scope
1. Materials for Publication.
A. Poetry and short fiction.
1. criteria for acceptance
2. expectations of and suitability for audience
3. expectations of editorial group
1. camera-ready printability of materials
2. criteria for acceptance
3. expectations of and suitability for audience
4. expectations of editorial group
2. Small Press Publication.
1. soliciting materials
2. advertising for a specific market
B. Copyright law and releases.
A. Examine offset, xerography, laser, inkjet, and other methods
B. Layout study.
1. thumbnail sketches, roughs, final designs
2. dummy books
3. paste up and camera-ready art
C. Type study.
1. measurement and specs
3. computer typesetting
D. Paper study.
1. grades, finishes, grain direction, and weights
2. pricing and cutting from parent stock
E. Printing Images
1. halftone and line negatives
2. scaling originals - percentages for reduction and
4. shooting and stripping negatives
5. computer scanning methods
F. Collating and binding methods.
1. Research and make quality comparisons of printing techniques
from traditional offset to xerography, inkjet, and laser processes.
2. Study and collect paper samples and solve costs and cutting
problems for a mock book.
3 Research and collect font samples, examining type-specification
problems in traditional and computer methods.
4. Study binding methods.
As members of the editorial group to create the college's literature
and art review, students:
1. Prepare ads, submission materials, page layout, and cover
art from rough thumbnail sketches to final print-ready art.
2. Examine poetry, short fiction, and art, establishing
criteria for selecting materials to be printed.
3. Select materials to be printed, justifying their selection
for specific audience.
4. Decide on printing order of selected materials, justifying
their decisions by content.
5. Determine length of magazine and select papers, justifying
their choices by selected design, paper pricing, and total costs
for the run.
6. Study and select fonts, justifying their design choices.
7. Maintain a budget of project costs.
8. Study proofreading methods and proof selected copy for
9. Lay out typeset pages, either manually from prepared typesetting
or by microcomputer.
10. Complete computer typesetting and layout.
11. Size and shoot line negatives, and size and order half-tones.
12. Strip negatives for platemaking.
13. Collate final printed pages.
14. Distribute completed magazine.
15. Write a final evaluation of their individual roles as members
of the editorial group for the college's literary magazine.
As part of the student's individual project, students:
1. Write a proposal and justification for an individual
project incorporating course content.
2. Prepare individual projects from roughs to camera-ready art.
3. Report estimates for printing a set number of copies of
4. Write a final evaluation of their individual projects.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
10 - 20%
|Reading reports, Final eval. of projects & roles as editors.||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
25 - 50%
|Homework problems, Field work, Quizzes||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
25 - 50%
|Class performances, PROJECT UP TO CAMERA-READY ART||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
5 - 20%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 20%
|Attendance and participation.||
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Mark Beach and Eric Kenly, GETTING IT PRINTED: How to Work with Printers
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Control Costs, 3rd ed. 1999. North Light Books (ISBN 08134581)
Robin Williams, THE NON-DESIGNER'S DESIGN BOOK, 1999 Addison Wesley
Frank Cost, POCKET GUIDE TO DIGITAL PRINTING, 1996, Delmar
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