2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Communication and Theatre, cont'd

Bachelor of Science Degree
Major in Public Relations Ñ

Courses Credits
General Education Requirements
(See page 73) Students should consult with their advisors to determine if specific courses are necessary in order to satisfy the General Education requirements within this major.
31
Public Relations Core Requirements
COMX 200 Exploring Communication Studies 3
COMX 210 Communication in Small Groups 3
COMX 320 Principles of Organizational Communication 3
COMX 330 Principles of Mass Communication 3
COMX 341 History and Theory of Persuasion 3
COMX 351 Principles of Public Relations 3
COMX 400 Communication Theory 3
COMX 429 The Law of Public Communication 3
COMX 452 Issues in Public Relations 3
COMX 456 Case Studies in Public Relations 3
COMX 457 Public Relations Ethics 3
COMX 499 Capstone 3
JRNL 270 Reporting 3
*STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics 4
Total 43
Public Relations Electives Supplemental Courses
Following advisor’s consultation, select 2 courses (6 credits) from the following:
COMX 211 Advanced Public Speaking 3
COMX 331 Theories of Media and Society 3
COMX 340 Visual Rhetoric 3
COMX 430 Advertising, Media, and Culture 3
COMX 431 Communicating Online 3
COMX 438 Multicultural Mass Communication 3
COMX 480 Health Communication 3
COMX 481 Media for Social Change 3
COMX 482 Women, Media, and Society 3
FILM 311 Essentials of Video Production 3
FILM 340 Performance Theory and Criticism 3
FILM 353 Performance for the Camera 3
Total 6
Total minimum credits required for major 49
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Electives 34
Total minimum credits required for degree 120
Note:  Substitutions between options can be made with advisor or consent.  Students must earn a grade of “C” or above in courses used to satisfy major or minor requirements in the Communication and Theatre Department.  The Department of Communication and Theatre offers a BS in Communication & Theatre online.  Check the university website for details at www.msubillings.edu.
*May satisfy General Education requirements.

Suggested Plan of Study

Bachelor of Science Degree Major in Public Relations
This sample schedule is a suggested plan for students to follow in completing the Bachelor of Science Degree Major in Public Relations.  Due to course schedule changes and staff assignments, students may not be able to follow the plan exactly.  This suggested plan is not a substitute for careful advising by Departmental faculty.  Students should consult with their advisors to plan classes before registering each term.

First Year F S
WRIT 101 3  
WRIT 201    3
STAT 141   3
COMX 111   3
General Education  9 6
COMX 115 3  
Totals 15 15
Second Year F S
COMX 200   3
COMX 210 3  
STAT 216   4
JRNL 270 3  
General Education 9 9
Totals 15 16
Third Year F S
COMX 320 3  
COMX 330 3  
COMX 351 3  
COMX 341   3
General Education w/Lab 4  
PR Elective    3
Elective  6 6
Totals 15 16
Fourth Year F S
COMX 452 3  
COMX 456   3
COMX 457   3
COMX 429 3  
COMX 400 3  
COMX 499   3
PR elective 3  
Electives  3 5
Totals 15 14
Ñ This program is also offered in an online format.
Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

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