SRJC Course Outlines

6/24/2024 5:10:09 AMENGL 80 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 80Title:  SML PUBLICATION WKSHP  
Full Title:  Small Publications Workshop
Last Reviewed:5/6/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0014 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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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.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2010
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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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
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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
     B. Artwork.
          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.
     A. Marketing.
          1. soliciting materials
          2. advertising for a specific market
          3. distribution
     B. Copyright law and releases.
3.  Printing.
     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
          2. readability
          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
          3. cropping
          4. shooting and stripping negatives
          5. computer scanning methods
     F. Collating and binding methods.

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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
   their projects.
4.  Write a final evaluation of their individual projects.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
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%
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.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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POCKET PAL: A Graphic Arts Production Handbook, 18th ed. 1997.
  International Paper. (ISBN 9997708458)
Mark Beach and Eric Kenly, GETTING IT PRINTED: How to Work with Printers
  and Graphic Imaging Services to Assure Quality, Stay on Schedule and
  Control Costs, 3rd ed. 1999. North Light Books (ISBN 08134581)
Robin Williams, THE NON-DESIGNER'S DESIGN BOOK, 1999 Addison Wesley
  (ISBN 1566091594)
  (ISBN 0827375921)
Robin Williams, THE PC IS NOT A TYPEWRITER, 1992, Addison Wesley
  (ISBN 0938151495)

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