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Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont

Community Development and Applied Economics

Public Communication

Communication doesn't happen in a vacuum. Public Communication students learn and use an integrated approach to communication that includes critically analyzing situations, managing information, and crafting messages that work in an increasingly global society.

By embedding real-world projects with classroom reflection, service-learning courses allow students to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in a professional environment. Whether they are creating press releases, analyzing case studies, or designing visual components, PCom students leave UVM with a competitive portfolio of work that allows them to jump right into the ever-evolving profession.

PCom Course Requirements Worksheet...

PCom Minor Course Requirements Worksheet...

PCom Learning Goals...

  • Learn trans-disciplinary theories, methods, and tools in preparation for supporting sustainable and ethical community-based public policies and communications.
  • Communicate effectively using appropriate technologies and employing written, oral, and visual techniques.
  • Engage in service learning opportunities applying public policy theories and communication skills in the public interest.

PCom Careers...

  • social marketing
  • public relations for non-profits
  • communication planning
  • event planning
  • communication coordinator/ director

Unique to PCom...

  • Combination of classes helps to build a student's individual confidence and fine-tune their communication skills.
  • Students incorporate knowledge and practice in teamwork, leadership and management, public service, and environmental responsibility into a framework for professional practice.
  • Students can earn academic credit for work on engaging social campaigns on UVM's campus, within Vermont, or related to CDAE's international programs.

PCom Faculty...

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