Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Public Relations Major


West Liberty’s Public Relations major is designed to prepare students for careers in the very broad field of public relations. The curriculum is designed to educate students in theory and research, develop students’ writing, decision-making and strategic thinking abilities. Public Relations professionals fulfill organizational management functions – whether it be for the corporate, government or non-profit sector.

PUBLIC RELATIONS Major
GENERAL STUDIES 48
COMMUNICATIONS CORE 13
COM 201 Survey of Communications 3
COM 401 Communication Theory 3
COM 410 Communications Law and Ethics 4
Choose one from the following 3
COM 311 Mass Media and Society
COM 323 Introduction to Cinema
COM 324 Documentary Film
   
PUBLIC RELATIONS FOUNDATIONS 9
COM 227 Visual Critical Literacy 3
Com 231 News Writing 3
Com 413 Intro to Public Relations 3
add. 3 hours in ANY COM designated courses 3
   
PUBLIC RELATIONS UPPER LEVEL 15
Com 402 Communication Research 3
Com 415 PR Writing 3
Com 434 Desktop Publishing 3
Com 426 Social Media for Advertising and PR 3
Com 416 PR Cases & Cmpgns. (CAPSTONE) 3
MINOR and NON-COMMUNICATIONS CLASSES TO TOTAL 120
 
Public Relations Program Requirements
1. Public Relations majors must complete a minor of at least 18 hours. The minor cannot be in a Communications related field.
2. All students must meet COM requirements of an overall GPA of 2.5 and maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 to take upper level courses.
3. A minimum of 40 upper-level courses must successfully be completed.
 
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