This course is designed to introduce student to the structure of advertising, as well as its history, problems, and challenges locally and internationally. We will see that advertising is a rich area for those interested in its creative, business, or research aspects. In short, this course provides an overview for those simply interested in advertising while providing a foundation for those interested in pursuing a career in advertising. It will also highlight on the basic use of advertisements, its strategic planning and the production process of print and electronic advertising.  In addition this course provides a foundation for advanced advertising courses in creative development, media planning, and management.



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