I. Course Prefix/Number: MKT 243
Course Name: Managing Publications
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
Enhanced research, writing, editing and proofreading skills
Exposure to graphic design and production processes
Coordinating with printers and distribution services
How to cost-effectively distribute marketing materials
How to evaluate print materials of an organization
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
Generating creative story ideas
Research and Interview Basics
Writing interesting, informative material
Obtaining permissions and approvals
Understanding copyrights, royalties, libel and related issues
Editing your own and others’ writing
Contemporary layout and design concepts
Working with graphic designers
Using basic desktop publishing and photoshop programs
Planning and coordinating the production process
Getting material ready for the printer
Working with printers (estimates, proofs, approvals and delivery)
Lists, postage, mailing houses and other distribution issues
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Planning and Coordination Activities
IX. Instructional Materials
Varies by instructor.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Grades are based on meeting participation, completion of written assignments and follow through on assigned activities.
30% Class Participation
50% Written Assignments
20% Assignment Follow-Through
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.