2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University


Publishing Major 

The publishing program prepares students to become practitioners in this competitive field of publishing by engaging them in relevant course work and in real-world experiences.

Major Publishing (B.A.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements 58
Publishing Major   30
Major Core Requirements 15  
PUB 2000, The Publishing Process 3  
PUB 2500, Copyright and Publishing Law 3  
ENW 3680, Literary Editing in Context 3  
COM 2340, Business & Professional Communication

  3

 
PRL 2710, Social Media in Public Relations 3  
Select one of the Publishing Tracks:  
Editing Track 15  
PUB 3000, Copyediting

 3

 
PUB 3010, Fiction Editing

 3

 

PUB 3020, Non Fiction and Technical Editing           

 3  
PUB 4000, Internship I  3
PUB 4010, Internship II 3
Marketing and Publicity Track    15  
PUB 3300, The Business of Publishing 3
MKT 3210, Marketing I 3
PUB 3310, Media Relations and Branding 3  
PUB 4300, Internship I 3  
PUB 4310, Internship II 3  
Minor requirements   18
Electives 24
Total   128

Publishing Courses

PUB 2000. The Publishing Process (3).This is a foundations class required of all Publishing majors. This course will introduce students to the publishing industry and provide insight into the various workings and pathways including acquisitions, writing, editing, production, promotion, and distribution. Additionally, this course will cover audio, digital, and print media.

PUB 2500. Copyright and Publishing Law (3). This course covers the foundations of copyright law and intellectual property. Specifically it will focus on covers rights (copyright, trademark and right of publicity) that are important for publishers to understand in their business life; and outlines the exemptions and exceptions that publishers can rely on to avoid having to obtain these rights, with special emphasis on fair use. Additionally it will cover issues with regard to print verses digital, US verses international, and works that are public domain.

PUB 3000. Copyediting (3). This is a practical course about the process of editing and preparing manuscripts for publication. This course will focus on the relationship of the editor to the author, the various conditions of the publishing environment, as well as the nuances of the copyediting process.

PUB 3010. Fiction Editing (3). This is a practical course about the process of fiction editing and preparing manuscripts for publication. This course will focus on the relationship of the editor to the author, the various conditions specific to fiction editing.

PUB 3020. Non-Fiction and Technical Editing (3). This practical course is about the process of non-fiction and technical editing and preparing manuscripts for publication. The course will focus on the relationship of the editor to the author, and the various conditions specific to non-fiction and technical editing.

PUB 3300. The Business of Publishing (3). This course will provide students with the basic knowledge of the business aspects of publishing. It will focus on the various sectors of publishing starting with acquisitions. Additionally, students will learn the importance of advertising, marketing, distribution, operations, sales, and customer service.

PUB 3310. Media Relations and Branding (3). This course focuses on media relations and branding of the published content. This includes promotion of products to outside media such as TV, radio, online, book signings, conferences, other events, and promotional offers.

PUB 4000. Editing Internship I (3). Prerequisites: PUB 2000, PUB 3000. Internships that involve editing work in publishing. This course is required of all publishing majors who are in the Editorial track.

PUB 4010. Editing Internship II (3). Prerequisite: PUB 4000. Internships that involve editing work in publishing. This course is required of all publishing majors who are in the Editorial track.

PUB 4300. Marketing and Publicity Internship I (3). Prerequisites: PUB 2000, PUB 3000. Internships that involve marketing and publicity work in publishing. This course is required of all publishing majors who are in the Marketing and Publicity track.

PUB 4310. Marketing and Publicity Internship II (3). Prerequisite: PUB 4300. Internships that involve marketing and publicity work in publishing. This course is required of all publishing majors who are in the Marketing and Publicity track.