This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of media crisis management. The course focuses on actions to take and actions to avoid when handling a crisis situation from a communications perspective. Topics will include issues management, risk management, relationship management, crisis planning and preparation, and review of case studies. This course helps students build confidence in their communication skills while also enabling them to think critically, consider the viewpoints of others, and effectively express themselves, all of which will benefit them in the classroom, in life, and in the workforce. Finally, students will develop a workable and generic crisis management plan.