Department of English at Illinois State University

English Major: Publishing StudiesSequence

The Publishing Studies sequence is designed to prepare graduates for careers in all types of publishing as well as library science or professional/technical writing.

For more information about publishing internships, please visit the English Studies Internship page.

For more information about Publishing Studies, our journals, our affiliated faculty, and related opportunities at ISU, see the Publishing Studies Area of Study page.

 

Degree Requirements (2010-2012 Catalog)

  • 52 hours required
  • Completion of ENG 100 (with C or better), ENG 102, and ENG 300
  • 6 hours selected from ENG 283, 284, 285, 286
  • 3 hours of British literature selected from ENG 110, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 222, 223, 311, 320, 324, 325, 327, 328, 329, 378, 386, 387, 388
  • 3 hours of American literature selected from ENG 130, 165, 231, 232, 233, 234, 236, 265, 266, 328, 332, 336, 365
  • 18 hours of foundational courses: ENG 247, ENG 249, ENG 254, ENG 353, ENG 354; 3 hours from either ENG 350 or ENG 352
  • 6 hours advanced courses selected from ENG 355, 356, or 357
  • 6 hours of ENG 398 (English Studies Internship)
  • 3 hrs selected from above (200/300 level) or from the following:  ENG 239, 244, 247.01, 247.02, 247.03, 250, 251, 252, 255, 260, 261, 271, 272, 308, 310, 347.01, 347.02, 347.03, 352, 360, 370, 372, 375, 381, 382, 384, 391, 392

To download and print a copy of the Publishing Studies Course Requirements, please visit English Advising Forms.

For more information or for specific questions about the Publishing Studies sequence, please contact Mark Vegter.

Publishing Studies Internship

The Publishing Studies sequence requires students to hold an internship set-up in consultation with the English Studies Internship Director. The purpose of this internship is to give students practical experience in the publishing field to better prepare them for their careers.

Publishing Studies Interns have worked in:

  • book publishing
  • magazines and other serial publications
  • web publishing
  • in-house business and technical documentation teams
  • government, academic, and nonprofit organizations
  • Special Collections Archives.