The USC Catalogue is published online annually in early June. A print version is no longer available, though a print-friendly capability is offered. See the Catalogue website. Once the Catalogue is published, changes can be made only to correct inaccuracies.
From October to May, the Catalogue Office is in production for the next year’s Catalogue, known as the “Production” Catalogue. To request read-only access to the Catalogue in production, contact the Catalogue Office at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Access is given to those involved in updating Catalogue content.
The Catalogue Office works in conjunction with the Curriculum Coordination Office to update curricular information in the Production Catalogue during the production months. The Catalogue Office also updates non-curricular Catalogue information such as faculty appointments, policy updates and admission changes during the production months. See Submitting Updates.
The Catalogue Style Guide, located at catalogue.usc.edu, contains editorial guidelines for grammar and punctuation as well as university-specific conventions, such as the proper names of schools and departments. It is intended to provide a set of consistent editorial standards specifically for Catalogue Office publications. It is not designed to be a guideline for technical or academic writing.
Guidelines are based on university style, as well as the AP Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law and the Merriam Webster online dictionary (M-W.com). Additions will be made as needed.
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