Course Description

This course presents an overview of publishing in the following areas: elementary and high schools; colleges and universities; scholarly, legal, professional, business, and reference publishing. Students are expected to gain an understanding of the structure of these areas of the industry, who the publishers are, what they produce (from books to CD-ROMs to material delivered via the Internet), how they produce their products, who constitutes the market in the various areas, and how the publishers reach those markets.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

This course is offered in the Spring/Summer term as part of 'Publishing Intensive' (CDPB 999). 

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May 01, 2023 to Jul 28, 2023
Delivery Options
Domestic Fee non-credit $904.65
Domestic Out of Province Fee non-credit $0.00
International Fee non-credit $0.00