(3 credits) 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
This course covers the production function, the purchasing of paper, printing and distribution – typically half the total costs of operating a magazine. Topics include minimizing paper waste, the advantages of offset and rotogravure printing, the effect of makeup on readership and costs, and setting distribution strategies. Students will be expected to produce a magazine in print and e-zine formats.

Prerequisite: Communications 3620.

Here is an example of a course project from Comm 4620:

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Throughout the Fall 2017 semester, senior-level Information Design students were asked to use the Human Centred Design Process to examine one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; a framework for the most important challenges that we are facing today as a society, with topics ranging from access to clean water and healthy food, safety..

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