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(Archive) Telecommunications (TELCM)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1995
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Telecommunications (TELCM) - (ARCHIVE)

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.

For the B.A. degree in Telecommunications, a minimum of 127 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 21 credits

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 36 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
COMM 180(3), 283W(3) (Sem: 3-4)
COMM 387(3), 483(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (24 credits)
COMM 411(3) or 413W(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 15 credits from COMM 383(3), 408(3), 410(3), 481(3), 484(3), 485(3), 486(3), 487(3), 488(3), 495(1-3), or 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from COMM 205 DF(3), 403(3), 404(3), 405(3), 407(3), 409(3), 411(3), 413W(3), 417(3), 419(3), 480(3), 496(1-18), or 499(1-12) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1995

Blue Sheet Item #: 23-06-020

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)

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