Minor in Public Relations
The Public Relations minor consists of seven courses (21 s.h.) that provide students in other programs at Temple University the opportunity to better prepare them for life after graduation by gaining the knowledge and skill sets required to communicate effectively and lead at the organizational, team, and individual levels.
The goal of the Public Relations minor is to help students to understand that public relations is a communication and relational process, not a position. Viewed this way, public relations requires responsible, thoughtful reflection and action from all levels of organizations, not just those in leadership positions. This approach requires competencies of self-awareness, oral and written communication skills, ethical decision-making and action, and the ability to understand audiences and generate mutual win-win scenarios using a variety of communication tools to generate a vision and lead with, through, and for others to bring about positive change.
This program will build both knowledge and skills for students to understand true public relations, e.g., "relating" to publics in a meaningful two-way dialogue built on mutual trust and respect, and be able to effectively formulate a position and influence and empower others. They will be able to use the knowledge gained from this program to bridge the divide between the theoretical and practical application in the business they work in and the communities they serve.
|STRC 1111||Public Speaking||3|
|or STRC 1911||Honors Public Speaking|
|STRC 1112||Communicating Leadership||3|
|STRC 2111||Introduction to Communication Theory||3|
|STRC 2112||Strategies and Tactics of Persuasion||3|
|STRC 2496||News Writing and Media Relations||3|
|STRC 2551||Media Information Gathering and Evaluation||3|
|STRC 2552||Introduction to Public Relations||3|
|Total Credit Hours||21|