JOUR 1142: Basics of Copy Editing

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Course Format Lecture 1.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 1.0 h
Credits 1.5

Course Description

Formerly JOUR 1140

Readers judge writing as much by its attention to details as by its grand phrases or sweeping narratives. Students learn how to ensure that their writing adheres to accepted Canadian style conventions used in journalism and communications. They analyze and edit grammar, spelling, and punctuation to enhance writing and bolster credibility.

Students will receive credit for only one of JOUR 1140 or 1142.

Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum 70% in English First Peoples 12, English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or equivalent; a minimum "C" grade in a university-level English course for which Langara College awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120; an "S" grade in ENGL 1107 or 1110; or permission of the instructor.

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