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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CDPB 311</span>

CDPB 311 Indexing for Books, Journals, and Reports


Certificate Credit
Communication & Design Program Area


Prerequisite(s): CDPB 102
Duration: 19.5 Hours
Fee: $399.64* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)
Available through Distance Education


This course is for anyone going into publishing of non-fiction books, journals, or reports, or those already working in publishing who wish to add to their skill set. The focus will be on back-of-the-book indexing with additional application to journals, reports, and websites. Specific topics include general principles of indexing; kinds of indexes and their parts; the mechanics of indexing and indexing software; alphabetizing; punctuation; names and titles of publications in an index; editing an index; and the business of freelance indexing. Although the emphasis is placed on the practical craft of indexing, the art of an elegant index will also be addressed.

Note: Students with experience in editing may be admitted by permission of the coordinators.

Material Fee: Students may be required to purchase student versions of indexing software.

This course will run during the Fall and Winter breaks.

Distance Course Outline (subject to change)

Fall 2016
Enrolment for this term is closed.
Distance Delivery Option
Distance: Internet 12 Sep 2015-24 Oct 2015
Winter 2017
Enrolment for this term is closed.
Distance Delivery Option
Distance: Internet 16 Jan 2017-25 Feb 2017
Spring/Summer 2017
Enrolment for Spring/Summer 2017 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.Due to Congress 2017 taking place on campus, there will be no undergraduate, graduate, or Chang School on campus classes from Saturday, May 27 to Friday, June 2, 2017. Distance Education courses will not be affected. There are a few other exceptions that will run through Congress week. Please visit Congress 2017 – Chang School Exceptions page for more information and for the complete list of Chang School exceptions..
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Spring/Summer 2017

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