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Communication - Public Relations

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

Communications 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 three approaches to the study of communication - the General Communication Studies Option, the Mass Communication 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.

Program Note:
ICC provides three approaches to the study of communication - the General Communication Studies Option, the Mass Communications Option and the Public Relations Option.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
COMM 110; COMM 120 or COMM 113; ENGL 110; PSY 110; Fine Arts

Spring Semester 1:
COMM 115; COMM 204 or COMM 203; ENGL 111; MATH 111; Physical Science

Fall Semester 2:
MCOMM 113; BUS 110 or MKTG 112; Social Science; Life Science; Fine Arts

Spring Semester 2:
COMM 248; HUMAN 125; SSC 111 or POLSC 115; COMM 255; Elective


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
FINE ARTS *3
FINE ARTS *3
LIFE SCIENCE *3 to 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *3 to 4
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
HUMAN 125CONTEMPORARY HUMANITIES 3
MATH 111GENERAL EDUCATION STATISTICS 3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SSC 111AMERICANS AND THEIR CULTURE 3
or
POLSC 115AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
BUS 110INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
or
MKTG 112PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
COMM 115INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS 3
COMM 120INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3
or
COMM 113BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING 3
COMM 204INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION 3
or
COMM 203COMMUNICATION: GROUP DYNAMICS 3
COMM 248SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS 1 to 3
COMM 255COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP II 1 to 3
MCOMM 113INTRODUCTION TO RADIO, TV, AND EMERGING MEDIA 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
ELECTIVE 1

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree

For Program Information Contact:
Arts and Communication Department
Room 124A
(309) 694-5113