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ENG 413: History, Structure, & Nature of Language

hieroglyphicsIntroduction to the principles of linguistics and examination of the evolution and characteristics of the English language and human languages in general, with particular attention to semantics and major revisions of American English. Instruction will be a combination of lecture, group discussion, and other experiential activities.

ENG 291: Small Press Publishing

metal typography blocksThis class is designed to familiarize students with small press publishing. It focuses on varied facets of the acquisitions, editing, design, promotion and marketing process. The course includes an orientation to Lost Horse Press, a working, nonprofit literary press. The course will address the following areas of small press publishing: history of the small press movement, manuscript acquisitions, editing, publishing as a business, design aspects of publishing, copyright law and permissions, promotions and marketing, fundraising, sales and distribution venues, writing genres, and the history and aesthetics of the book.

Students will participate in all aspects of publishing: editorial, design, publicity, and marketing activities for the spring 2012 Lost Horse Press releases. This course offers in-depth, real-life experience with a working publishing house, meeting actual publishing deadlines and schedules in preparation for national distribution of Lost Horse Press books.