This course offers a focused examination and practice of the special skills required in writing for public relations and marketing communications programs. Emphases will include planning and executing written assignments for both advertising and publicity placement in a variety of print and electronic media, including converged media on the World Wide Web. Students will be encouraged to select organizational clients both within and outside the university and to compose work of professional quality sufficient to warrant both inclusion in a professional portfolio and organizational support for its publication/placement. Offered intermittently. Prerequisites: ENG 17000 and COM 24200 and COM 32800.