Task: Provide an argument as to why it is/or is not beneficial for a non-public relations major to complete an introductory level public relations course.
I feel that an introductory level PR course would be beneficial for non-PR majors, but only depending upon the major. I am a journalism major and the only reason I’m in this course is because I chose PR as a minor. I feel the PR course could come in handy if you are a communication major of some sort and possibly even business majors, such as marketing and/or advertising majors. The academic “definition” for PRCA 2330 at Georgia Southern says that this course, “Introduces the history, theories, and principles of public relations, and the role and practice of public relations in various organizational contexts.” As an education or nursing major, where would any of those aspects of the topic or class ever overlap into your regular classes or day-to-day work life? On the whole, it wouldn’t. I’m taking a business class right now which has zero to do with my major, 1. because I needed an extra 3 hour course and 2. because I in some way, shape or form thought the things I would learn in the course could come in handy in the future. My business teacher talks about PR a lot when we talk about different parts of business so I do think the PRCA 2330 or any other introductory level PR course would be beneficial or at least helpful for communication and/or business majors.