Courses

ADPR 3723. Advertising Principles. 3 Hours.

Introductory course to the broad field of advertising. Includes a study of the role of advertising in modern society with emphasis being given to the extent and manner of use of advertising in mass media and digital media. Prerequisite: Minimum of 30 credit hours completed, 2.5 cumulative GPA, and completion of JOUR 1033 with a grade of C or better; no in-progress credit hours accepted. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ADPR 3743. Public Relations Principles. 3 Hours.

Study of theory, methods, and ethics of public relations in modern society, business, and communications. Influencing opinion through acceptable performance and 2-way communication. Prerequisite: Minimum of 30 credit hours completed, 2.5 cumulative GPA, and completion of JOUR 1033 with a grade of C or better; no in-progress credit hours accepted. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ADPR 4143. Public Relations Writing. 3 Hours.

Instructional and writing practice to develop the professional-level writing skills required of public relations practitioners. Emphasizes different approaches required for different audiences and media. Prerequisite: Minimum of 60 credit hours completed, 2.5 cumulative GPA, ADPR major, and completion of ADPR 3723 and ADPR 3743, each with a grade of B or better; no in-progress credit hours accepted. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ADPR 4423. Creative Strategy and Execution. 3 Hours.

The creation of advertising copy and layout for the mass media with emphasis on strategy, the written message, and the physical appearance for the advertisement. Includes laboratory component. Prerequisite: Minimum of 60 credit hours completed, 2.5 cumulative GPA, ADPR major, and completion of ADPR 3723 and ADPR 3743, each with a grade of B or better; no in-progress credit hours accepted. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ADPR 4453. Media Planning & Strategy. 3 Hours.

Includes the study of media characteristics, market research, media strategies, media analysis, media-market measurements and the development of media plans. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of major mass media and digital strategies, tactics, and planning. Prerequisite: Minimum of 60 credit hours completed, 2.5 cumulative GPA, ADPR major, and completion of ADPR 3723 and ADPR 3743, each with a grade of B or better; no in-progress credit hours accepted. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ADPR 4463. Campaigns. 3 Hours.

Applying advertising principles and techniques to preparation of a complete campaign; determining agency responsibilities, marketing objectives and research, media mix, and creative strategy. Emphasis also given to campaign presentation delivery, utilizing audio and visual techniques. Prerequisite: ADPR 3723 and ADPR 3743, each with a grade of B or better, ADPR major, and 2.5 overall GPA. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ADPR 4473. Account Planning. 3 Hours.

An introduction to applied advertising research and account planning. Integrate consumers' perspectives into creative strategy to developing brand stories for clients. Write creative briefs, positioning statements and prepare copy-testing research instruments to evaluate messages. Utilize consumer research for creating messages for diverse cultures. Prerequisite: Minimum of 60 credit hours completed, 2.5 cumulative GPA, ADPR major, and completion of ADPR 3723 and ADPR 3743, each with a grade of B or better; no in-progress credit hours accepted. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)
This course is cross-listed with AAST 4473.

ADPR 4483. Issues in Advertising and Public Relations. 3 Hours.

Seminar course involving the critical examination of the major cultural, social, political, economic, ethical and persuasion theories and/or issues relevant to advertising and public relations affecting individuals, organizations and societies. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall)