STCO 307 Strategic Communication

Examines the principles and practices of impacting markets through Strategic Communications. Special emphasis is given to team problem-solving.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

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The purpose of this class is to introduce the student to creative integration of digital marketing and promotions, interactive advertising, public relations, image-making, and other marketing communication tools. In doing so, students will understand the relationship between promotion, promotional mix, and integrated marketing communications (IMC). Students will learn about the career opportunities related to strategic communications.


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After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will participate in 3 Discussions throughout the course. These assignments will allow students to give and receive peer reviews of advertising ideas and creative designs.

Mini-Projects (5)

Each week the student will use the information learned in the text to complete 5 mini-projects, including designing, creating, budgeting, and scheduling traditional, digital, and direct response advertisements based on the business he/she chooses to market.

Final Project

The student will use the Mini-Projects and Discussions to create an Integrated Marketing Campaign (IMC) for his/her Final Project for the business he/she chooses to market.

Short quizzes (2–5 questions) from videos. The format for the quizzes may include multiple-choice and true/false.

Each quiz will cover the Textbook material for the assigned Modules: Weeks. Each quiz will be approximately 20 questions, open-book/open-notes, and contain true/false and multiple-choice. No time limit.


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