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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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ENGL 2027 - Newspaper Practicum

Credits: 1-2
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course offers academic credit for work involved as a staff member of the campus student newspaper, The Century Times. Two options are available. One Credit Contributor: Staff member will attend staff meetings, contribute story ideas, and collaborate with other staff members to produce issues. Staff member will contribute to each issue by writing an article and/or taking photographs, editing stories, designing and laying out pages, managing advertisements, and other duties as assigned. Two Credit Major Contributor: In addition to the duties of the One Credit Contributor, staff member will make a major contribution to each issue by serving a leadership role. Duties will include: assigning stories, photos, editing, and other tasks to staff members; making editorial decisions on final content and layout of all issues; organizing staff meetings and workshops; and promoting the newspaper at campus activity fairs and events. NOTE: This course may be taken in multiple semesters up to a maximum of eight credits.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENGL 2025 .

Major Content
Topics depend in part on One or Two Credit option

  1. developing story ideas
  2. gathering information at Century College
  3. collaborating with staff members to write and edit stories, lay out pages, and other tasks
  4. managing a publication staff
  5. assigning stories, photos, and other duties
  6. making sound editorial decisions
  7. promoting the newspaper and recruiting staff members

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to: At the end of this course, students will be able to …

  1. develop story ideas.
  2. produce stories, photos, and related material for The Century Times.
  3. meet deadlines necessary to produce a quality publication.
  4. collaborate with fellow student staff members to produce a quality publication.

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