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Public Relations is a concentration of the Communication major
Students interested in Public Relations have a rich and diverse field to study.
Public relations encompasses many aspects, but it's best described as getting positive messages out to various "publics." That may be external communication, like for audiences of TV, newspapers, Twitter or Facebook, or internal communication, like employees or shareholders.
In the end, a public relations professional will wear many hats. On one day, you might be a spokesperson for the company for a media related item, on another day you might be publishing a website newsletter for workers.
Students will learn the theories and practices of Public Relations in hands-on courses and internships that will keep you energized and excited about this career choice! Off-shoots of PR include event planning and marketing campaigns.
Contact Prof. Kirk Hazlett at 617-979-3526 for more information.Required:
|COM 2790||Principles of Public Relations||3 credits|
|COM 2800||Publicity Techniques||3 credits|
|COM 2900||Multimedia Journalism||3 credits|
|COM 3440||Public Relations Case Studies||3 credits|
|COM 3450||Field Experience in Public Relations||3 credits|
|COM 3960||Communication Research||3 credits|
Choose one of the following:
|COM 2150||Health Communication||3 credits|
|COM 3040||Persuasion||3 credits|
|COM 3050||Crisis Communications||3 credits|
|COM 3506||Media Law and Ethics||3 credits|
Choose one of the following:
|COM 2769||Desktop Publishing: Adobe InDesign||3 credits|
|AC 2768||Web Page Design||3 credits|
Total: 24 Credits
Communication major Elaina Druid '16 has been recognized by the Boston Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) as its 2014 "Emerging Leader Scholarship" recipient. The award was presented to Elaina during PRSA Boston's Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 12, at WCVB studios in Needham.
In only his second year at Curry, transfer student Brandon Enroth '16 is interning for the Boston Bruins as a Communications Game Night Staffer. His job includes working game nights, transcribing player quotes and assisting with answering media questions.
"I had taken a PR class with Professor Kirk Hazlett in my first year and I really enjoyed it," says Communication major Elena del Peral '16. "I started to get this idea in my head that I wanted to do PR, so I threw myself into all PR classes and began an internship in the Publications/PR department in the Curry Office of Institutional Advancement."
Curry students can be right in the center of the action with the Semester in Washington, D.C. internship program. Students can immerse themselves in various political and media related internships while exploring one of America's most spectacular and vibrant metropolitan areas, our nation's capital.
New York City is the media and business capital of the world and Curry students can be right in the center of the action with the Communication department's Semester in New York City internship program.
As Director of Communications and Events at the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, Pembroke native Bob Nolet '08 markets a chamber comprised of seven hundred and fifty members and servicing nine towns on the south shore, is responsible for over sixty different events each year, and is tasked with media relations, publications and administering the Chamber's social media sites.