Begin Date: Spring Semester 2003
End Date: Spring Semester 2006
University Park, College of Communications (TELCM)
PROFESSOR MATT JACKSON, Head, Department of Telecommunications
The primary goal of this major is to prepare students for administrative careers in the electronic media. Its professional emphasis is on management and public policy in telecommunications. The major also provides course work for students interested in television production, from the perspective of production management and administration. The major also serves students seeking greater understanding of the social role and social control of the broadcasting and cable industries.
The major is especially designed for students considering careers in local cable systems operation, local radio and television station administration, television network and cable MSO operations, corporate video, local and federal public policy positions, and emerging media industries.
Students must select at least 80 credits in courses outside the College of Communications, including at least 65 in the liberal arts and sciences.
For the B.A. degree in Telecommunications, a minimum of 120 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(3 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
(Included in ELECTIVES)
UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
ELECTIVES: 21 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 33 credits
(This includes 3 credits of General Education GS courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
COMM 180(3) (Sem: 3-4)
COMM 387(3), COMM 381(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3) or ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Prior departmental approval is required for courses selected from the following areas:
Select 9 credits from COMM 283W(3), COMM 383(3), COMM 384(3), COMM 385(3), COMM 386(3), COMM 479(3), COMM 484(3), COMM 485(3), COMM 487(3), COMM 489W(3), COMM 490(3), COMM 491(3), COMM 492(3), COMM 493(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from COMM 205 US(3), COMM 403(3), COMM 404(3), COMM 405(3), COMM 408(3), COMM 409(3), COMM 410(3), COMM 411(3), COMM 413(3), COMM 417(3), COMM 419(3), COMM 480(3), or COMM 496(1-3) (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from any Communications course (Sem: 5-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive
a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2003
Blue Sheet Item #: 31-02-016
Review Date: 4/8/03