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Telecommunications (TELCM) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2002
End Date: Fall Semester 2002

Telecommunications (TELCM) - Archive

PATRICK R. PARSONS, 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.

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 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(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

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: 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 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 489(3), COMM 490(3), COMM 491(3), COMM 492(3), COMM 493(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from COMM 205 DF(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)

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2002

Blue Sheet Item #: 30-05-011

Review Date: 02/12/02

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