Communication - Public Relations

Communication is the most significant tool of humankind. In various forms, communication is all around us and constitutes the basis for all human interaction. Courses at Illinois Central College are designed to allow the student to explore both the practical and creative natures of communication as it relates to the world in which we live. Illinois Central College provides two approaches to the study of communication - the General Communication Studies option and the Public Relations option. As a natural outgrowth and extension of communication classes, Illinois Central College's Forensic Union/Speech Team offers interested students the opportunity to participate in an intercollegiate forensic program, which has achieved several national championships. Students completing the Public Relations option should consider elective courses in business, marketing, or political science.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
POLSC 115
or
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 
or
3
SSC 111 AMERICANS AND THEIR CULTURE  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
MATH 111 GENERAL EDUCATION STATISTICS  3
LIFE SCIENCE/PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 7
HUMAN 125 CONTEMPORARY HUMANITIES  3
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
BUS 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 
or
3
MKTG 112 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING  3
COMM 115 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS  3
COMM 120
or
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 
or
3
COMM 113 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING  3
COMM 155 COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP I  1 to 3
COMM 204
or
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION 
or
3
COMM 203 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION  3
COMM 248 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS  1 to 3
MCOMM 113 INTRODUCTION TO RADIO, TV, AND EMERGING MEDIA  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELECTIVE  1

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1COMM 110; COMM 120 or COMM 113; ENGL 110; PSY 110; Fine Arts
Spring Semester 1COMM 115; COMM 204 or COMM 203; ENGL 111; MATH 111; Physical Science
Fall Semester 2MCOMM 113; BUS 110 or MKTG 112; Social Science; Life Science; Fine Arts
Spring Semester 2COMM 248; HUMAN 125; SSC 111 or POLSC 115; COMM 155; Elective

Program Contact Information

Arts and Communication Department
Room 124A
(309) 694-5113

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training