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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Communications (COMM)

COMM 489W Advanced Telecommunications Topics (3) Exploration of advanced topics related to the telecommunications industries. Topic varies by section.

COMM 489W Advanced Telecommunications Topics (3)

This capstone course provides students with an in-depth exploration of current issues facing the telecommunications industries. Students will have the opportunity to synthesize and apply the concepts and skills they have acquired in their previous telecommunications courses. Topics vary by instructor and semester and may include: intellectual property, privacy and surveillance, technology applications, children and media, social impact of telecommunications, impact of telecommunications on democracy, environmental impact of telecommunications, and the relationship of telecommunications to economic development. Students must have senior standing and completed all required core courses in the major before taking this course.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: COMM 180, COMM 280, COMM 380 ; or permission of the program

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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