PR Minor Requirements

Students must complete three foundational courses about public relations and journalism (9 credit hours total):

  • JOUR 200 Introduction to Journalism (3 credit hours)            
  • ADV 310 Introduction to Public Relations (3 credit hours)    
  • ADV 410 Public Relations Strategies (3 credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following public relations or media writing courses (3 or 4 credit hours total):

  • ADV 350 Writing for Public Relations (3 credit hours)
  • JOUR 210 News Gathering Across Platforms (4 credit hours)
  • CMN 220 Communicating Public Policy (3 credit hours)

Students must complete two additional advanced topics courses in public relations or persuasion from the following list (6 credit hours total):

  • ADV 290 Special Topics† (3 credit hours)                   
  • ADV 393 Advertising and Society (3 credit hours)
  • ADV 476 Global Advertising (3 credit hours)   
  • ADV 494 Persuasion Consumer Response (3 credit hours)   
  • JOUR 360 Working with the Press (formerly The Media & You) (3 credit hours)                    
  • JOUR 453 Crisis Communication (3 credit hours)                      
  • JOUR 460† Special Topics (3 credit hours)
  • CMN 321 Strategies of Persuasion (3 credit hours)                   
  • CMN 377 Propaganda and Modern Society (3 credit hours)
  • CMN 464 Health Communication Campaigns (3 credit hours)

An example of a recent special topics course that would qualify for the “Advanced Topics in Public Relations” requirement is ADV 290: Sports and Public Relations. Will be announced in course description as “Eligible for PR minor.” See below for approved special topics for the current and upcoming semester.

Some courses only offered in Fall or Spring semester. Some courses are restricted to certain majors until a particular date. Please read course restrictions carefully in the course explorer.

PR Minor advanced topics offered for Fall 2021

  • ADV 290 section SPR—Sports PR
  • ADV 290 section INF—Becoming an Influencer
  • ADV 290 section DL1—Data Literacy
  • ADV 393 section A—Advertising and Society
  • ADV 490 section SMA—Social Media Analytics
  • CMN 396 section 1—Digital Humanitarians
  • CMN 396 section 4—Applied Organizational Communication
  • CMN 396 section 2—Communication and Public Opinion
  • CMN 396 section 6—Risk Communication
  • CMN 396 section 5—Social Media & Politics
  • JOUR 453 section A—Crisis Communication
  • MACS 364 (POT B) section PR—PR & Entertainment Industry

PR Minor advanced topics offered for Spring 2022 

  • ADV 290 section SPR—Sports PR
  • ADV 290 section INF—Becoming an Influencer
  • ADV 290 section DL—Data Literacy
  • ADV 393 section A—Advertising and Society
  • ADV 476 section B—Global Advertising
  • ADV 490 section SMA—Social Media Analytics
  • JOUR 360 section A—Working with the Press
  • CMN 396 section D—Communication & Public Opinion
  • CMN 464 section UG—Health Communication Campaigns
  • CMN 496 section JYU—Introduction to Communications Analytics
  • CMN 496 section SJG—Argument in Health Controversy
Approved Special Topics Courses

ADV 290 Becoming an Influencer

ADV 290 Data Literacy

ADV 290 Online Reputation Management

ADV 290 Sports PR

ADV 393 Advertising and Society 

ADV 476 Global Advertising

ADV 490 Social Media Analytics 

ADV 494 Persuasion Consumer Response

 

JOUR 360 Working with the Press

JOUR 453 Crisis Communication

JOUR 460 Social Media Theory and Practice

JOUR 460 Basic Video Production

JOUR 460 Data Storytelling

JOUR 460 Sport Journalism: Brundage & Olympics

 

CMN 321 Strategies of Persuasion

CMN 377 Propaganda and Modern Society

CMN 396 Risk Communication

CMN 396 Leadership Communication Theory/Practice 

CMN 396 Applied Organizational Communication 

CMN 396 Communication and Digital Culture

CMN 396 Communication and Public Opinion

CMN 464 Health Communication Campaigns

CMN 496 Argument in Health Controversy

CMN 496 Presidential Rhetoric 

CMN 496 Intro to Communication Analytics 

To see descriptions of courses offered by the Department of Advertising, click here.

To see descriptions of courses offered by the Department of Communication, click here.

To see descriptions of courses offered by the Department of Journalism, click here.