Provides a conceptual framework for understanding public relations and its role in present-day social and business environments. Students will briefly learn about the evolution of public relations practice from its beginnings to its present professional status. This course will emphasize both the principles as well as the nuts-and-bolts of planning and implementing a public relations campaign, including planning, selecting and developing appropriate publicity tools and evaluating the effectiveness of the program. Students will also learn techniques for managing the public relations function within organizations, the public relations process as well as professional and legal issues.
Prerequisite: Students must pass the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or complete ENGL 201 Graduate Writing (formerly ENGL 301) with a grade of B or better before registering for this course., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014