Course Requirements

Public Relations

Below are the required courses for the Communication Studies major, Public Relations emphasis. You may also want to consult the curriculum guide, a suggested sequence of classes that can help you plan your course of study.

Total Credit Hours: 42

Communication Studies core: 18 credit hours

  • COMM 112 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 171 Media and Culture
  • COMM 201 Media Writing 1
  • COMM 230 Persuasion
  • COMM 303 Research Methods in Communication
  • COMM 401 Advanced Communication Theory and Senior Thesis

Public Relations: 15 credit hours

  • COMM 206 Promotional Writing and Production Design
  • COMM 260 Introduction to Public Relations
  • COMM 372 Media Criticism
  • COMM 405 Communication Law and Ethics
  • COMM 440 Public Relations Media and Campaigns

Choose 6 credit hours from:

  • COMM 104 Introduction to Media Technology
  • COMM 341 Professional and Organizational Communication
  • COMM 362 Crisis Communication
  • COMM 381 Convergence Media: Broadcasting in an Internet World

Experiential Learning: Choose 3 credit hours from:

  • COMM 232 Debate and Freedom of Speech
  • COMM 275 Visual Rhetoric
  • COMM 322 Advanced Reporting and Writing
  • COMM 377 Study Abroad
  • COMM 381 Convergence Media: Broadcasting in an Internet World
  • COMM 382 Documentary Design and Production
  • COMM 397 Independent Study
  • COMM 398 Special Topics in Communication
  • COMM 399 Internship in Communication
  • COMM 411 Supervised Practicum - Editors
  • COMM 477 Senior Project
  • COMM 480 Advanced Stage and Studio Television
  • COMM 499 Donovan Media Development Center Practicum