Contemporary Public Relations
Provides a conceptual framework for understanding public relations and its role in present-day social and business environments. Discusses the evolution of public relations practice from its beginnings to its present professional status. Emphasizes 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(s): MKT 300.