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ERIC Number: ED257163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Two Courses in Public Relations.
Phifer, Gregg; Gee, Gerry
At Florida State University in Tallahassee, 30 students a year are enrolled in the public relations major, beginning with the junior year, so that at any one time there are approximately 60 majors, all of whom have at least a B average. The basic course--PUR 3000, Introduction to Public Relations--enrolls over 150 students a semester in two sections. This course is regarded as a liberal arts service course for the entire university. Only a little over 10% of the students in this class are enrolled in the public relations major, or want to enroll in it. Other students are from such majors as business, fashion merchandising, theatre, and English. Historical, philosophical, and ethical aspects of public relations are stressed rather than practical aspects of public relations. Just before or after students complete their required internship, they may take PUR 4600, Public Relations Management. This course covers areas such as budgeting, time management, crisis public relations, and issues management; provides students with the chance to explore their potential careers; and gives them a head start toward advancing through the ranks in public relations. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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