The Eleven Journal of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley is one of just nine student-led publications featuring original scholarly literature and research produced by undergraduate students from across the globe. As a publication, we work closely with undergraduate authors from right here at UC Berkeley, to those hailing from across the country and beyond, including undergraduate scholars from Canada, China, and Norway. The Eleven Journal provides an academic forum that highlights outstanding scholarship exploring a wide breadth of topics in the social sciences.
Through participation in this course, students will work as members of Eleven’s editing team. Editors will do two primary types of work: individually reading journal submissions and thoughtfully reviewing them for acceptance or denial; and working closely with a smaller editing team and assigned author to bring an accepted paper to publication. These objectives present opportunities to develop individual critical reading skills, hands-on experience with academic research and writing in the social sciences, and strong editing skills. This skill set will be coupled with the practice of managing communication amongst undergraduate peers both within and beyond the UC Berkeley community, employing effective teamwork, and familiarization with the publication process. Along the way, students will pick up skills in copy editing and citation, and will contribute to the creation of a cohesive and professional publication, weighing in on creative aspects such as cover art.
There are no prerequisites required to join Eleven’s editing team, and underclassmen are strongly encouraged to apply! However, the best candidates will be those that have a passionate interest in the social sciences and the craft of academic writing. It is very helpful to have taken some sociologically relevant courses, and we will consider this on your application. While experience with sociological theory is extremely useful to an Eleven editor, it is not required that students be sociology majors.
Class date and time: Wednesdays @ 6 - 7pm
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