CNS5615 Publishing and Media
This professional development course focuses on preparing, packaging and disseminating information to both general and specific audiences, with a specific eye on projects and ideas that support consciousness growth and systems change. Topics include: writing book proposals and query letters; assessing markets and dealing effectively with contracts, agents, editors and publishers; presentation skills; self-promotion through the media, personal and public relations, and interviews. Through class lectures and discussions, videos, readings, written assignments and experiential exercises, students gain an understanding of how best to get their messages and material out. This class is dedicated to providing a participatory experience for students towards the creation of a book proposal, bio, media kit, etc. The practical knowledge and skills furthers students' professional development and credibility as experts in their own topic areas, as well as support their creativity in projects aimed at consciousness growth and systems change.