Understand public relation's relationship to government.
Become informed about government public relations practice.
Learn about the State Department's use of public relations.
Recognize various government agencies and their need and use of public relations.
Understand presidential public relations, especially the press secretary's role.
Know what lobbyists are and what they do.
Be informed of E-lobbying.
Learn what political action committees (PACS) are and do.
Understand practitioners' function in local governments.