Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2021-2022 Program: Strategic Communication (Public Relations) Major

Strategic Communication (Public Relations) Major

A total of 47 semester hours are required for the Strategic Communication (Public Relations) major (CSP). Students must satisfactorily complete:

Core Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
COM 208 - Introduction to Media Freshman yr., Fall Semester Credits: 3
COM 213 - Media Literacy Freshman yr., Spring Semester Credits: 3
COM 362 - Media Ethics Sophomore yr., Spring Semester

Prerequisite(s): COM 208 and COM 213.

Credits: 3
COM 420 - Media Law Senior yr., Fall Semester

Prerequisite(s): COM 362 or LAW 380.

Credits: 3

Major Requirements (29 Credit Hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
COM 224 - Foundations of PR/Strategic Communication Sophomore yr., Fall Semester

Prerequisite(s): COM 208 and sophomore standing.

Credits: 3
COM 226 - Writing and Production for PR/Strategic Communication Sophomore yr., Spring Semester

Prerequisite(s): COM 224.

Credits: 4
COM 311 - Advanced Writing for PR/Strategic Communication Junior yr., Spring Semester

Prerequisite(s): COM 226.

Credits: 3
COM 359 - Digital Media for PR/Strategic Communication Junior yr., Spring Semester

Prerequisite(s): COM 224.

Credits: 3
COM 403 - PR/Strategic Communication Research Junior yr., Spring Semester

Prerequisite(s): COM 213 and COM 224.

Credits: 3
COM 412 - Health Communication Junior yr., Fall Semester

Prerequisite(s): COM 224 

Credits: 3

or

COM 413 - Political Communication Junior yr., Fall Semester

Prerequisite(s): COM 224 or POS 221WI 

Credits: 3

or

POS 413 - Political Communication Junior yr., Fall Semester

Prerequisite(s): COM 224 or POS 221WI 

Credits: 3

or

COM 414 - Risk Communication

Prerequisite(s): COM 224 and COM 226 

Credits: 3

Junior yr., Fall Semester

or

COM 415 - International Strategic Communication Junior yr., Fall Semester

Prerequisite(s): COM 224 

Credits: 3
COM 462 - PR/Strategic Communication Case Analysis Senior yr., Fall Semester

Prerequisite(s): COM 224 and COM 362.

Credits: 3
COM 463 - PR/ Strategic Communication Campaigns Senior yr., Spring Semester

Prerequisite(s): COM 311 and COM 403.

Credits: 3
COM 470 - Portfolio Review Senior yr., Fall Semester

Prerequisite(s): Completion of 100 credit hours.

Credits: 1
COM 481 - Communication Internship Senior yr., Spring Semester

Prerequisite(s): 60 hours, COM major or minor, 2.5 GPA and a grade of “C” in the following classes for each track: PR/Strategic Communication: COM 311, Journalism: COM 253; Media Production: COM 323.

Credits: 1-12

or

COM 482 - Communication Internship Senior yr., Spring Semester

Prerequisite(s): 60 hours, COM major or minor, 2.5 GPA and a grade of “C” in the following classes for each track: PR/Strategic Communication: COM 311, Journalism: COM 253; Media Production: COM 323.

Credits: 1-12

or

COM 483 - Communication Internship Senior yr., Spring Semester

Prerequisite(s): 60 hours, COM major or minor, 2.5 GPA and a grade of “C” in the following classes for each track: PR/Strategic Communication: COM 311, Journalism: COM 253; Media Production: COM 323.

Credits: 1-12

Professional Enhancement Electives (3 Credit Hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ART 230 - Graphic Design for the Non-Major Credits: 4
COM 220 - Newswriting

Prerequisite(s): COM 208.

Credits: 3
COM 234 - Writing for Television

Prerequisite(s): COM 208.

Credits: 3
COM 257 - Multimedia Production

Prerequisite(s): COM 208 

Credits: 4

Societal Implications Electives (3 credit hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
COM 334 - Gender, Race, Class, and the Media

Prerequisite(s): COM 208.

Credits: 3
COM 336 - Stereotypes and Mass Media

Prerequisite(s): COM 208.

Credits: 3
COM 338 - Propaganda in a “Free” Society

Prerequisite(s): COM 208.

Credits: 3
PSY 370 - Social Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and six hours in Psychology

Credits: 3

or

SOC 370 - Social Psychology

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI and PSY 101; junior or senior standing or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3
SOC 355 - Social Movements

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI  or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3
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