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  • Advertising

    The major enables students to develop the analytical and communication skills necessary for effective advertising. Students will learn marketing and advertising principles and perspectives for understanding and communicating with selected audiences. They also will understand the campaign planning process, integration of the promotion mix and researching.

    The emphasis is on the analysis of information to identify advertising and marketing communications challenges and strategic insights into consumer behavior, using tools and technologies and applying problem-solving skills to formulate recommendations and to develop creative executions and media plans.

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    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Achieve a passing score of 70% on your student portfolio, which will be evaluated by two faculty members as part of ADV 4800, the major’s capstone course.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Describe the role of advertising in a free market system.
    2. Recognize and discuss the legal and social responsibilities of advertising.
    3. Identify and compare media, research and consumer information and critically analyze their implications for advertising.
    4. Compare and recommend media to best reach a target audience.
    5. Develop an advertising/marketing communications plan.
    6. Conceptualize and create persuasive messages for a variety of media.
    7. Work cooperatively and efficiently in a team environment.
    8. Give professional and informative oral presentations of advertising recommendations.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7 SLO 8
    ADV 3001 R R R R R R I I
    ADV 3008 I I I I I I    
    ADV 3203 R R R   R R    
    ADV 3500 R R R R R R I, R I, R
    ADV 4101 R R R   R R, A R R, A
    ADV 4300 R R R R R   R  
    ADV 4800 Capstone A A A A A   A  
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    Assessment Types

    • Exams
    • Oral presentations
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