Introduction To Public Relations

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction To Public Relations

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Public Relations

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BSB126, CTB126, BSB116, or BSB117

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of public relations, the discipline that deals with the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of relationships between organisations and their publics. Topics covered include publicity, events, and public opinion. This unit may be taken concurrently with AMB264 Public Relations Techniques especially by students undertaking a public relations major. However, it may also be taken by those students doing a public relations minor, or as a stand alone unit by those students in a wide variety of study disciplines who wish to understand more about this important area of business.
    Learning Outcomes
    The primary objective of this unit is to familiarise students with the basic concepts, principles, practice and profession of public relations. It is the foundation unit for other units in public relations and a supplemental unit for students majoring in other fields.
    Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:
    1. Identify, describe, and discuss the roles and processes of public relations; and articulate how and why these are implemented to achieve organisational outcomes.
    2. Identify and describe a range of public relations theories and apply them to contemporary public relations practice.
    3. Apply ethical reasoning, standards, or codes of practice relevant to the discipline of public relations.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively to different audiences using a range of genres.

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