Information Sciences and Technology for Telecommunications, Minor

Program Code: ISTLC_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

The Telecommunications requirements of this minor constitute three courses (nine credit hours). Students can fulfill this requirement by completing COMM 180 offered by the Telecommunications Department in the Bellisario College of Communications and by completing two additional courses from the following list:

COMM 479Telecommunication Economics3
COMM 484Emerging Telecommunications Technologies3
COMM 490Issues in Electronic Commerce3
COMM 491International Telecommunications3
COMM 492Internet Law and Policy3

Three IST courses (nine credit hours) constitute the other part of this minor.

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
COMM 180Survey of Electronic Media and Telecommunications Keystone/General Education Course3
IST 110Information, People and Technology Keystone/General Education Course3
IST 210Organization of Data3
IST 220Networking and Telecommunications3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits of the following:6
Telecommunication Economics
Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
Issues in Electronic Commerce
International Telecommunications
Internet Law and Policy

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


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