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Advertising and Public Relations Minor

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The advertising and public relations minor prepares students to analyze audiences, write advertising copy, prepare press releases, select media, and manage broad-scaled persuasive campaigns. Students are grounded in the basic theories of persuasive communication enabling them to create persuasive messages with a strong emphasis on ethical decision-making. This minor is closed to students majoring in advertising and public relations or communication.

Course
Required Courses
COMM-211 Principles of Advertising 
COMM-212 Public Relations
Electives
Choose three of the following:*
   COMM-202    Mass Communications
   COMM-221    Public Relations Writing
   COMM-303    Small Group Communication
   COMM-305    Persuasion
   COMM-321    Copywriting and Visualization
   COMM-322    Campaign Management and Planning†
   COMM-341    Visual Communication

* At least two courses must be at the 300 level or higher

† This course has two pre-requisites: Principles of Advertising (COMM-211) and Public Relations (COMM-212).




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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

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Legacy Quarter Text: 

The advertising and public relations minor prepares students to analyze audiences, write advertising copy, prepare press releases, select media, and manage broad-scaled persuasive campaigns. Students are grounded in the basic theories of persuasive communication enabling them to create persuasive messages with a strong emphasis on ethical decision-making.

Required Courses—Choose two of the following:
0502-444 Technical Writing
0535-416 Newswriting
0535-446 Writing the Technical Manual
0535-480 Human Communication
0535-481 Persuasion
0535-482 Mass Communications
0535-483 Small Group Communication
0535-580 International Media

Electives—Choose three of the following:
0535-421 Public Relations
0535-460 Copywriting and Visualization
0535-461 Principles of Advertising
0535-463 Campaign Management and Planning
0535-464 Public Relations Writing