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Publishing Program | Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2021

Print and Digital Publishing Minor

This minor has an applied orientation and it is targeted at students with declared majors in other subjects, especially English, interactive arts, and communication. The program focuses on foundational skills, understanding, and appreciation of the various components of publishing of books, magazines, and journals, in print and in the online environment. Courses encompass writing, editing, design, technology, policy, copyright, marketing, management, and publishing as an integration within a framework of cultural production and the dynamics of the creative sector of the economy. Completion of this minor is an asset for students who wish to acquire skills to work in publishing or related industries or are intending to undertake a master of publishing degree. Admission is subject to enrollment limitations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) or transfer grade point average (GPA) upon completion of lower division requirements. A minimum 2.50 CGPA is required to remain in good standing. Those who do not maintain this requirement may be dropped from the program, but may apply for readmission at a later date.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete at least 12 units, with a C- grade or better, chosen from

PUB 101 - Publication of Self in Everyday Life (3)

An exploration of how social media have transformed social behaviour (presentation of self) into proto-publishing (publication of self) by encouraging greater public participation in publishing in all forms of publishing in society. Using online tracking to discern practices, attention is given to how social media contribute to the social identities of participants and how they affect social interaction.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PUB 131 - Publication Design Technologies (3)

Introduction to the elements and principles of graphic design with a focus on the development of software skills, in design, layout, and production.

PUB 201 - The Publication of Professional Self (3)

Social media are transforming the public behaviour of organizations into publishing activities focused on the management of their social identities. In the context of emerging conceptual frameworks, students will learn about, track, and discern social media practices, and then develop and implement strategies for interactions of organizations with governments, partners and rivals, consumers, citizens and society. Prerequisite: PUB 101.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PUB 210W - Professional Writing Workshop (3)

University-level skills and practice in writing clear, concise, logical, and direct text suited to particular purposes. Students will learn to assess the rhetorical situation (audience, purpose, occasion) and identify the appropriate style, tone and format of writing for the situation, in writing reports, instructions, proposals, and presentations in both print and online environments. Students who have credit for PUB 210 may not take PUB 210W for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PUB 212 - Public Relations and Public Engagement (3)

A critical and applied approach to theories and practices of professional public engagement, with a focus on public relations. This course is problem-centred and issues-driven, and emphasizes the development of knowledge and skills of effective and strategic professional public engagement across a wide range of current and emerging media technologies, platforms, and communication environments. Prerequisite: 25 units; PUB 210W highly recommended.

PUB 231 - Graphic Design Fundamentals (3)

The theory and practice of graphic design with a focus on the development of design skills including concept generation, design, layout, and production. Prerequisite: PUB 131 or equivalent. IAT 102 is recommended. Students who have taken PUB 230 may not take PUB 231 for credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CMNS 110 - Introduction to Communication Studies (3)

An introduction to selected theories about human communication. This course is required for a major, honours or minor in communication. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Distance Education
D100 Daniel Ahadi
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
or CMNS 130 - Communication and Social Change (3)

An introduction to the forms, theories and institutions of communication as they relate to broader social change, with a focus on the political, economic and regulatory shifts characterizing Canadian and transnational media systems. This course is required for a major, honours or minor in communication.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Benjamin Anderson
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CMNS 230 - The Cultural Industries in Canada: Global Context (3)

What do we mean when we talk about the 'cultural industries' today? This course explores the business structure and economics of the cultural sectors, the regulatory and policy frameworks, and their social and cultural contexts. Students are encouraged to develop, compare and contrast at least two sectors from the audio, print or visual industries. While the primary focus is on the Canadian case, students will be encouraged to look at other countries. Overriding themes explore the following: relationships between public and private sectors; independent and commercial creators; rights of creators versus distributors; specialty and general media; indigenous and global contents. Prerequisite: CMNS 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
or CMNS 240 - The Political Economy of Communication (3)

Examination of the political and economic processes that have generated the policies and structures of mass media, telecommunications and related industries; the relationship between the dichotomies of state and market, citizen and consumer, capitalism and democracy, global and local, and sovereignty and globalization in media industries and policies; overview of influences on State and international policies towards the media. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Siyuan Yin
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labor organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm. Students with credit for ECON 200 cannot take ECON 103 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Douglas Allen
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D115 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D116 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D117 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D118 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D119 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Gordon Myers
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D201 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D202 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D203 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D204 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D205 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D206 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D207 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D208 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D209 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D210 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D211 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D212 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D213 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D215 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D216 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D217 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D218 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D219 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D300 Duman Bahramirad
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D301 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D303 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D306 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D307 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D316 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
or ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning money and income, distribution, social accounts, public finance, international trade, comparative systems, and development and growth. Students with credit for ECON 205 cannot take ECON 105 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Vasyl Golovetskyy
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D115 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D117 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Yaser Sattari
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D201 TBD
D202 TBD
D204 TBD
D205 TBD
D207 TBD
D208 TBD
D211 TBD
D213 TBD
D214 TBD
D300 Gorkem Ozdemir
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D301 TBD
D302 TBD
D303 TBD
D304 TBD
D305 TBD
D306 TBD
D307 TBD
D308 TBD
D309 TBD
D310 TBD
D311 TBD
D312 TBD
D313 TBD
D314 TBD
IAT 102 - Graphic Design (3)

Introduction to fundamental design principles for visual communication. Organized as a continual interplay of theory and practice, students will examine historical, philosophical, perceptual and semiotic approaches to understanding graphic design, and will explore principles of form, such as structure and composition, hierarchy, form, color, space, scale, typography, and legibility and readability through hands-on projects. Traditional time-based and interactive media forms will be compared and contrasted.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Tu 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E101 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E102 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E104 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E105 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E106 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LING 100 - Communication and Language (3)

A non-theoretical approach to the study of language using examples from a variety of languages. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Maite Taboada
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LING 111 - Introduction to English Vocabulary Analysis (3)

Introduces the linguistic pathways by which selected contemporary English vocabulary has arisen. Word etymologies are derived through the application of analytical tools leading to a deeper understanding of language change and word meaning. Students with credit for LING 110 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Wei Wah Wong
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LING 160 - Language, Culture and Society (3)

An introduction to language in its social and cultural dimensions. Students who have taken LING 260 prior to Fall 2008 may not take LING 160 for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Suzanne Hilgendorf
We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete at least 16 units chosen from upper division PUB courses.