Submitted by the Academic Programs
(Communication & Music): Course Changes & Programs of Study changes (3 packages)
Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing
Bachelor of Science – Communication Major Public Relations Concentration
Summary of the Changes: The PR concentration
wants to make 3 changes to PR prerequisites to emphasize the writing and
research components for PR students. The 3 changes are:
1. Make PUR3100 PR Writing and PUR3000 Principles of PR co-requisites
(currently, PUR 3000 is a pre-requisite for PUR 3100).
2. Make the three upper level PR courses, PUR3000 Principles of Public
Relations, PUR3100 PR Writing, and PUR4801 PR Cases, pre-requisites for MMC4975
Internship Senior Project.
3. Make MMC4420 Mass Communication Research a pre-requisite for PUR 4800 PR
(Click here for the program of study)
Change an existing course
Principles of Pub Relations
want to make changes to prerequisites to emphasize the writing component for
PR students: Add PUR3100 PR Writing as a co-requisite for PUR3000 Principles.New
Course Description:Prerequisite: MMC 1004
Media Literacy and MMC 3105 Advanced Writing for the Media; Corequisites:
PUR3100 PR Writing
Description: The course is a survey of principles, policies and practice of
public relations, focusing on planning, publics, techniques and agencies
utilizing public relations.
Public Relations Writing
want to make changes to prerequisites as below to emphasize the writing and
research components for PR students.
Make PUR3100 PR Writing and PUR3000 Principles of PR co-requisites.
New Course Description:Prerequisites: MMC1004
Media Literacy and MMC 3105 Advanced Writing for the Media; Corequisite:
PUR3000 Principles of Public Relations
Survey and practice in techniques of publicity writing in public relations.
Layout of actual publicity campaign and preparation of information kits.
Stress on actual uses with cooperating agencies. (A material fee will be
Public Relations Campaigns
want to make changes to prerequisites to PUR4800 PR Campaigns to emphasize
research components for PR students. The change is to make MMC 4420-Mass
Communication Research a prerequisite for PUR4800 PR Campaigns.
New Course Description:Prerequisite: MMC1004
Media Literacy, MMC 3105 Advanced Writing for the Media, PUR 3000 Principles
of Public Relations, PUR 3100 PR Writing, PUR 4801 PR Cases and MMC4420 Mass
Communication Research or Permission of Instructor.
Description: This course involves students in the practical analysis and
development of specialized communication materials aimed at gaining attention
and support from target audiences. Students will analyze and develop campaign
plans. As a member of a public relations team, they will select a client from
the community, design a complete public relations campaign, and make a
presentation to the client, including a plan for implementation.
Course Fees: A material fee will be assessed
Internship Senior Project
want to make changes to prerequisites to MMC4975 Senior Internship Project to
emphasize the writing component for PR students. The change is to make the
three upper level PR courses, PUR3000 Principles of Public Relations,
PUR3100-PR Writing, PUR4801 PR Cases prerequisites for MMC 4975-Internship
New Course Description:MMC4975: Internship
Senior Project 3
Prerequisite: MMC 1004, MMC 3105 , MMC 3200, MMC 3614, MMC 3942 and one upper
level writing course and 2 courses required in the student's concentration;
For PR students, PUR3000, PUR3100, and PUR4801. This course is the capstone
for the Communication Major. An internship (or senior project) enhances
knowledge and skills acquired from coursework through a semester-long period
of supervised field experience, extensive research, or both. A minimum of 210
hours of work at the internship site are required in addition to weekly
progress reports, midterm and final evaluations from the professional
supervising the intern, and a portfolio in which students detail and provide
self-assessment of their experiences and relate the internship experience to
knowledge of theory and its application gained from the major curriculum. In
rare and unique cases, a faculty-supervised research paper will be approved
in lieu of internship.
Music – Undergraduate
Change a degree-major of an existing program
Bachelor of Music – Music Jazz Studies Major
Summary of the Changes: Currently students are only
required to take two semesters of jazz combo during their junior year as part
of their jazz studies degree. The faculty are in agreement that this is
insufficient to prepare them for careers as performing musicians or to prepare
them for graduate studies. It is recommended that students be required to take
six semesters of jazz combo. Therefore, we are removing four credits of open
music electives from the senior year in the program of study and allocating
these credits to having a jazz combo requirement in both semesters of the
sophomore year and the senior year. The total credit hours for this degree
program will remain the same. (Click here for the program of study)
Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing
Bachelor of Music – Music Performance Major Music-Classical Voice Concentration
Summary of the Changes: This request is to change
the course title of MUO3503 from "Opera Workshop" to "Opera
Ensemble." This change reflects the centrality of public performance in
this course. The title of the course will need to be changed in the Program of
Study, but the POS will not be affected in any other way. (Click here for the program of study)
This request is
to change the course title of MUO3503 from "Opera Workshop" to
"Opera Ensemble." This change reflects the centrality of public
performance in this course.
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