PR/Strat Comm Major @ ONU

More information about PR and Strategic Communication at Olivet:

Currently, Olivet Nazarene University provides a liberal arts education allowing us to fully educate each student.  The motto of Olivet is to provide each student with an “education with a Christian mission.”  The public relations and strategic communication major takes that a step further to focus on leading PR pedagogy with a heavy emphasis on experiential learning opportunities while allowing students to grow professionally and personally within their faith; Inspired Strategies Agency is an example of a great opportunity for experiential learning that is offered here in the Communication Department.

General Education Courses required for graduation include:

  • 3 THEO 101 Christian Formation
  • 3 BLIT 202 Christian Scriptures I
  • 3 BLIT 303 Christian Scriptures II
  • 3 THEO 404 Christian Faith
  • 3 ENGL 109 College Writing I
  • 3 ENGL 210 College Writing II
  • 3 COMM 105 Fundamentals of Communication
  • 3 FINA 101 Intro to Fine Arts
  • 3 HIST 200 Western Civilization
  • 3 LIT 205 Studies in Literature
  • 3 Select from: ECON 110, PSCI 101, PSCI 223, PSYC 101, SOCY 120
  • 6-8 Elementary Foreign Language I and II OR approved International Culture courses
  • 3-5 PHSC 102 General Physical Science OR other lab course from Chemistry, Geology, or Physics
  • 3-4 BIOL 201 General Biological Science OR approved biological Science lab course
  • 3 MATH 103 or higher math
  • 3 PHED 126 Nutrition or PHED 190 Wellness

Recommended Courses:

  • 4 Elementary Foreign Language I
  • 4 Elementary Foreign Language II

Public Relations and Strategic Communication Major Curriculum (49 hours):

  • 1 COMM 100 Freshman Seminar in Communication
  • 3 COMM 102 Performance Studies
  • 1 COMM 132 Introduction to PR
  • 3 COMM 141 Intro to Journalism
  • 3 COMM 203 Interpersonal Communication
  • 3 COMM 221 Mass Media and Society
  • 3 COMM 235 Teambuilding & Leadership
  • 3 COMM 305 Professional Communication
  • 1 COMM 312 Inspired Strategies Agency (3 semesters required)
  • 3 COMM 325 Event Planning
  • 3 COMM 331 Public Relations Writing
  • 3 COMM 332 PR Strategy and Implementation
  • 3 COMM 340 Multimedia Storytelling
  • 3 COMM 342 Persuasion & Media Influence
  • 3 COMM 352 Training and Development
  • 3 COMM 362 Social Media Strategies
  • 3 COMM 430 Public Relations Research Methods
  • 2 COMM 450 Senior Seminar
  • 3 COMM 457 Communication Theory
  • 3 COMM 460 Philosophy of Human Communication
  • 3 COMM 466 Internship

Recommended sequence for PR major courses are:  COMM 132 ->  COMM 331  ->  COMM 430 -> COMM 332  ->  COMM 466 (Internship)

[COMM 132 is a prerequisite for COMM 312, Inspired Strategies Agency]

 

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Previous Olivet professor, Liz Kerns, teaches the Introduction to Public Relations class during the Fall 2015.