M.A. in Public Relations
Public Relations & Advertising
Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts
Public Relations and Advertising
The purpose of this study was to compile a PR student-friendly history of public relations, as well as learn how several university PR programs include public relations history in their curriculum. Literary research and interviews provided the information required for this study. Most universities teach public relations history within an introductory course, providing a historical background for the methods used by practitioners today. Discussions with professors found that most would like to have the resources to go into greater detail about the roots of this relatively young profession.
Dunnington, Christine, "A student's guide to the history of public relations and an inquiry into the use of public relations history in the classroom" (1999). Theses and Dissertations. 1792.