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Telecommunications

Faculty
Introduction
Major in Telecommunications
Business Minor for Telecommunications Majors
Minor in Telecommunications
Area Certificate in Game Studies
Area Certificate in New Media and Interactive Storytelling
Departmental Honors Program
Overseas Study
Course Descriptions

Faculty

Chairperson

Professor Walter Gantz

Professors

Barbara Cherry, Annie Lang, Harmeet Sawhney, David Waterman

Clinical Professor

Ronald Osgood

Associate Professors

Erik Bucy, Edward Castronova, Julia Fox, Elizabeth Grabe, Michael McGregor, Herbert Terry

Clinical Associate Professor

Thomas Gillespie

Assistant Professors

Andrew Bucksbarg, Mark Deuze, Bryant Paul, Robert Potter, Lee Sheldon, Andrew Weaver

Clinical Assistant Professor

James Krause

Senior Lecturers

Robert Affe, Steven Krahnke

Lecturers

Norbert Herber, Susan Kelly

Academic Advisors

Lynda Haywood-Smith, Jeanne Myers, Radio-TV Center 240, (812) 855-3828

Introduction

Telecommunications is the study of a broad range of electronic media industries in a liberal arts context. Areas of focus include radio, television, cable, satellite services, telephony, multimedia, and the Internet. Three major course concentrations focus on (1) the electronic media's influences on audiences and users; (2) the design and production of video, audio, and multimedia materials; and (3) the business, legal, and managerial aspects of telecommunications.

WFIU-FM and WTIU-TV, university-owned broadcast stations, and instructional teleconferencing media are also located in the Radio and TV Center alongside the Department of Telecommunications (TEL). The stations provide on-campus opportunities for part-time jobs and internships in electronic media production and operations. Off-campus internships are also available and strongly encouraged.

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Major in Telecommunications

Purpose

Students learn about the organizations and institutions involved in the electronic media and the impact of those organizations and institutions on society. Students can study the effects of the media; the economics and management of the media; how video, audio, and multimedia messages are created; and many other aspects of telecommunications. The curriculum emphasizes the impact of technology on communications, considers international as well as domestic contexts, and explores historical as well as contemporary concerns. Many graduates enter the electronic media industries; others find careers in such related areas as advertising, consulting, and communications planning. Some pursue graduate degrees in communications, law, business, or other fields.

Requirements

Once admitted, students plan a program of study with the academic advisors. Faculty members provide assistance with course selection and career development. Graduation requires completion of the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences plus the following departmental requirements:

  1. A minimum of 30 credit hours and up to a maximum of 42 credit hours in telecommunications.
  2. T101, T205, T206, and T207 or equivalent course work approved by the director of undergraduate studies.
  3. At least 12 credit hours within one of the three areas of study: Media and Society, Design and Production, and Industry and Management.
  4. At least 15 credit hours at the 300–400 levels.

Students may earn only one of the following four credentials: major in telecommunications, minor in telecommunications, Area Certificate in Game Studies, or Area Certificate in New Media and Interactive Storytelling.

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Business Minor for Telecommunications Majors

Telecommunications majors may earn a minor, designed specifically for telecommunications majors, in the Kelley School of Business. This plan of study emphasizes management and marketing and consists of 15 credit hours. Students electing this minor must fulfill course prerequisites listed in the current Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Academic Bulletin and supplements.

Students electing this minor in business must notify the academic advisor of the Department of Telecommunications.

Requirements

A minimum of 15 credit hours in business courses, including the following:

  1. All three of the following courses in the Kelley School of Business:
    BUS A200 Foundations of Accounting (3 cr.).
    BUS L201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.).
    BUS Z302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.).
  2. Two of the following courses in the Kelley School of Business:
    BUS G300 Introduction to Managerial Economics (3 cr.).
    BUS G406 Business Enterprise and Public Policy (3 cr.).
    BUS L409 Law and the Environment (3 cr.).
    BUS L312 The Ethical Responsibilities of Business (3 cr.).
    BUS M300 Introduction to Marketing (3 cr.).
    BUS M311 Introduction to Marketing Communication (3 cr.).
    BUS M312 Retail Marketing Management (3 cr.).
    BUS W430 Organizations and Organizational Change (3 cr.).
    BUS Z440 Personnel-Human Resource Management (3 cr.).

    Recommended course (does not count toward 15 credit hour business minor):
    ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.).

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Minor in Telecommunications

Requirements

A minimum of 15 credit hours in telecommunications, including:

  1. Two courses from T101, T205, T206, and T207.
  2. Three additional telecommunications courses with at least 6 credit hours at the 300–400 level.

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Area Certificate in Game Studies

The Certificate in Game Studies is intended for students who want to focus specifically on designing and building interactive games. A student may earn an area certificate as part of completing the bachelor's degree and in addition to completing requirements for a major. The Area Certificate in Game Studies is available to students outside the telecommunications major or minor.

The program requires the completion of a 13 credit core and 15 credit hours of electives. Each course must be completed with a minimum grade of C– or higher.

Required Courses in Telecommunications
(13 credit hours)
T160 Videogames: History and Social Impact (3 cr.)
T206 Introduction to Design and Production (3 cr.)
T284 Introduction to Interactive Media Design (3 cr.)
T367 Theory and Practice of Game Design (3 cr.)
T460 Projects in Game Design (1 cr.)

Electives (At least 9 of the 15 credit hours of electives must be at the 300–400 level.)

Computer Science
A116 Multimedia Communications (1.5 cr.)
A201 Introduction to Programming (4 cr.)

Fine Arts
D210 Digital Art Survey and Practice (3 cr.)
D310 Interactive Multimedia (3 cr.)
D317 Video Art (3 cr.)

Telecommunications
T260 The Videogame Industry (3 cr.)
T353 Audio Production (3 cr.)
T361 Flash for Games and Interactive Media (3 cr.)
T364 Introduction to 3D Digital Modeling and Animation (3 cr.)
T366 Multiplayer Game Design (3 cr.)
T369 Sound Design (3 cr.)
T433 Advanced Projects in Web Design (3 cr.)
T461 Advanced Flash for Games and Interactive Media (3 cr.)
T464 Advanced 3D Digital Modeling and Animation (3 cr.)

Theatre and Drama
T438 Lighting Design (3 cr.)

Jacobs School of Music
Z361 Introduction to MIDI and Computer Music (3 cr.)

Students seeking the certificate should contact an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Telecommunications before beginning study. The semester prior to graduation, students must present their program of study to an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Telecommunications for certification.

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Area Certificate in New Media and Interactive Storytelling

The Certificate in New Media and Interactive Storytelling is intended for students seeking a broad range of design skills for a variety of interactive Web content, including information, education, commercial applications, and entertainment.

Purpose

"New media" can be defined as the entire range of computer-based or computer-enhanced communication. This includes digital radio and television, Internet applications, and videogames. Meaningful new media projects are a combination of technological expertise and compelling content from a variety of sources, including the sciences, the arts, and the humanities. The goal of this program is to provide undergraduates with the theoretical, creative, and technological bases for the production of new media products. A student may earn an area certificate as part of completing the bachelor's degree and in addition to completing requirements for a major. The Area Certificate in New Media and Interactive Storytelling is available to students outside the telecommunications major or minor.

The program requires the completion of a 15 credit hour core, which includes a 3 credit hour final project, and 12 credit hours of electives (9 credit hours must be at the 300 and 400 level). Students seeking the certificate should contact an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Telecommunications before beginning study. The semester prior to graduation, students must present their program of study to an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Telecommunications for certification.

Required Courses in Telecommunications
(15 credit hours)
T206 Introduction to Design and Production (3 cr.)
T283 Introduction to Production Techniques and Practices (3 cr.)
T284 Introduction to Interactive Media Design (3 cr.)
T471 Applying Theory to Media Design (3 cr.)
T495 New Media Certificate Project (3 cr.)

Electives (12 credit hours from the following list of courses; at least 9 credit hours must be at the 300 or 400 level.)

Communication and Culture
C337 New Media (3 cr.)

Computer Science
A116 Multimedia Communications (1.5 cr.)
A201 Introduction to Programming I (4 cr.)
A348 Mastering the World Wide Web (3–4 cr.)
B481 Interactive Graphics (4 cr.)

Fine Arts
D210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice (3 cr.)
D310 Interactive Multimedia (3 cr.)
D317 Video Art (3 cr.)

Telecommunications
T193 Passport to Cyberia: Making the Virtual Real (3 cr.)
T353 Audio Production (3 cr.)
T354 Program Graphics and Animation (3 cr.)
T361 Flash for Games and Interactive Media (3 cr.)
T364 Introduction to 3D Digital Modeling and Animation (3 cr.)

Theatre and Drama
T438 Lighting Design (3 cr.)

School of Informatics
I300 Human-Computer Interaction (3 cr.)
I450 Design and Development of an Information System (3 cr.)

Jacobs School of Music
Z361 Introduction to MIDI and Computer Music (3 cr.)

Departmental Honors Program

Outstanding students in telecommunications may be admitted to the departmental honors program. The program requires students to complete 12 credit hours of honors work, including a senior thesis. Students admitted to the program should consult the online Schedule of Classes for specific honors courses. In addition to undergraduate courses, students may apply for admission to graduate-level courses in the department for honors credit. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.300 and a 3.500 average in telecommunications courses are required for the honors degree. Further information may be obtained from the departmental honors advisor.

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Overseas Study

Telecommunications students are encouraged to study abroad, particularly on Indiana University overseas study programs, where they can continue to make progress toward their degree and apply financial aid to program fees. In some cases students can earn Department of Telecommunications credits while studying abroad. For more information about study abroad, contact the Office of Overseas Study, Franklin Hall 303, (812) 855-9304; www.indiana.edu/~overseas.

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Course Descriptions

T101 Media Life (3 cr.) S & H Examines the role media play in our lives—at work, at school, among family members, friends, and lovers—and analyzes pressing issues in media and society today, such as privacy, globalization, and convergence.

T160 Videogames: History and Social Impact (3 cr.) S & H Explores the origins of videogames and their growing influence on daily life. Students learn how games affect individual thinking, learning, and socializing, and how they affect society as a whole.

T191 Race, Ethnicity, and Media (3 cr.) S & H, CSA This course examines how the social construction of race impacts media content, audiences, and employment/access. In examining these issues, the course will explore mechanisms of racism and consider efforts to overcome media racism in the United States. Includes screening, interpretation, and analysis of electronic media content, and guest lectures and presentations. Credit not given for both T191 and CMCL C201.

T192 Women and the Media (3 cr.) S & H Examines the representation of women in the media and analyzes women's creative work as media producers. The course will include screening, lecture, and discussion in areas of critical debate: positive images, visual representation; racial and ethnic stereotyping; women's employment in media industries; women as an audience/consumer group. Credit not given for both T192 and CMCL C203.

T193 Passport to Cyberia: Making the Virtual Real (3 cr.) A & H, TFR Examines the increasing cyborgization of our lives. Readings and discussions will consider ways in which humans and machines are intertwined and interdependent and how these phenomena have a profound effect on our culture.

T195 Topical Seminar in Telecommunications (3 cr.) S & H Exploration of problems and issues of telecommunications in contemporary society. Topics vary. May not be repeated for credit.

Media and Society Area

T205 Introduction to Media and Society (3 cr.) S & H This course examines the construction of social meaning associated with mediated messages as well as the range of uses and consequences of exposure to mediated messages in individuals, groups, organizations, and society.

T311 Media History (3 cr.) S & H P: T205 or T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Surveys the historical development of mediated communication suggesting linkages between past and present. Examines a variety of time periods and media forms: telegraphy, telephony, radio, television, and computer communication.

T312 Politics and the Media (3 cr.) S & H P: T205 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Examines the relationship between media and modern politics. Topics will vary. May not be repeated for credit.

T313 Comparative Media Systems (3 cr.) S & H T205 or T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. A comparative study of the ways in which various countries deal with fundamental questions of media organization, control, financial support, program philosophy, and social responsibility.

T314 Telecommunications Processes and Effects (3 cr.) S & H P: T205 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Examination of the effects of the mass media on human cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors, relying on empirical social science research; emphasis on the effects on individuals, although study will include groups, organizations, and social norms.

T316 Media Ethics and Professional Responsibility (3 cr.) S & H P: T205 or T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. An analysis of the media environment, including organizational structure, corporate responsibility, and the role of the individual in the media environment. Formulation of ethical principles to guide media policy and practice.

T317 Children and Media (3 cr.) S & H P: T205 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Acquaints students with the popular and research literatures on children and media, including television and computers. Students will be expected to identify recurring themes and topics related to children and media and to evaluate their significance in understanding the role of media in children's lives.

T410 Sex in the Media (3 cr.) S & H P: T205 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Explores the role and portrayal of sex and sexuality in media and examines in detail the potential social and psychological effects of exposure to sexual content in the media.

T414 Public Communication Campaigns (3 cr.) S & H P: T205 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Theoretical backgrounds of media campaigns; analyses of persuasion strategies, campaign goals, communication media, audiences, and campaign effectiveness. Case studies of campaigns for social action; original analysis of specific campaigns.

T416 Program Analysis and Criticism (3 cr.) A & H P: T205 or T206 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Critical analysis of the form, production, and performance elements of program genres including drama, comedy, talk and game shows, documentaries, news, and emerging or experimental types of mass media content. Explores the relationships between programming, the media industries, and American culture.

T424 Telecommunications and the Constitution (3 cr.) S & H P: T205 or T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Surveys the constitutional foundations of telecommunications law and policy in the United States. Primary focus on the philosophies informing the freedom of speech and press traditions, the First Amendment and how it applies to electronic media, and government regulations purporting to promote First Amendment values.

T427 International Telecommunications (3 cr.) S & H P: T205 or T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. A comparative study of the development of broadband networks in different parts of the world. The interaction between national telecommunications policies and international arrangements, institutions, and structures.

T445 Sports and Television (3 cr.) S & H P: T205 or T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Seminar exploring issues in televised sports in support of and in conflict with other cultural icons in society, business, and education. Includes writing on the ways sports, as program content, influences the television industry and on the ways television influences college and professional sports.

T451 Topical Seminar in Media and Society (1–3 cr.) P: T205 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Exploration of social problems and issues in telecommunications. Topics vary. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

S451 Honors Seminar in Media and Society (3 cr.) P: Consent of the departmental honors advisor. Topical seminar in media and society for telecommunications honors students. Topics vary. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

T471 Applying Theory to Media Design (3 cr.) P: T205 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Basic media theories as well as cognitive, emotional, and social psychology, with a focus on how these theories can be applied to the design of media messages. Special attention given to interactive and immersive mediated environments.

Design and Production Area

T206 Introduction to Design and Production (3 cr.) A & H Provides a conceptual framework for writing, designing, and evaluating a variety of media products. This is not a hands-on production course but does offer an overview of the production process. Topics include scriptwriting, production design, visualization, composition, editing styles, and others. This course is a prerequisite for advanced-level courses in the design/production area.

T211 Writing for Electronic Media (3 cr.) Style, form, and preparation of written materials for electronic media.

T283 Introduction to Production Techniques and Practices (3 cr.) P: T206 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Introductory hands-on production course which concentrates on the planning and production of video and related media. Specific units include TV studio, field shooting/linear tap editing, and digital video/nonlinear video editing. Content consists of applied activities within a conceptual framework. Lab fee required.

T284 Introduction to Interactive Media Design (3 cr.) P: T206 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. This course combines a practical hands-on introduction to interactive media design with presentation and storytelling concepts. A wide range of design technologies including html, JavaScript, and cascading style sheets will be considered. These tools and concepts will be used to create dynamic design products. Lab fee required.

T330 Production Management (3 cr.) P: T206 and T283, both with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. The management of commercial and noncommercial telecommunications projects, including television and news media. Organizational, economic/ business, and legal aspects of production management. Credit given for only one of T330 and T438.

T331 Scriptwriting (3 cr.) P: T206 or T211 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Covers format, structure, and writing of dramatic and nondramatic scripts.

T351 Video Field and Post Production (3 cr.) P: T206 and T283, each with a grade of C– or higher, and consent of instructor. Intermediate, hands-on production course that covers acquisition and post-production, including composition, continuity, sound, lighting and digital editing. Students will gain practical experience in the planning, shooting, and editing of video programs using both Avid and Final Cut Pro software. Lab fee required.

T353 Audio Production (3 cr.) P: T206 and T283, each with a grade of C– or higher, and consent of instructor. Intermediate-level hands-on production course that concentrates on the planning and production of audio materials for radio, video, and interactive media. Topics include sound theory, recording, and editing. Includes analog and digital technologies. Lab fee required.

T354 Program Graphics and Animation (3 cr.) P: T206, and either T283 or T284, all with a grade of C– or higher, and consent of instructor. Intermediate, hands-on production course that teaches the technical skills and creative principles needed to create television graphics. Students will critique and design both still and animated imagery and build effective program graphics using Adobe Photoshop and related software. Lab fee required.

T356 TV Studio Production (3 cr.) P: T206 and T283, each with a grade of C– or higher, and consent of instructor. Intermediate, hands-on production course that teaches TV studio production. Students will gain technical proficiency within the TV studio environment and learn directing and other high-level communication skills required to produce multi-camera studio projects. Lab fee required.

T361 Flash for Games and Interactive Media (3 cr.) P: T206 and T284, each with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Focuses on the design, construction, critique and usability analysis of digital story, game, and communication environments. Develops interesting, compelling interactive environments using the latest versions of software (such as Flash and Director) and the programming languages that support them. Lab fee required.

T364 Introduction to 3D Digital Modeling and Animation (3 cr.) P: T206 and T284, each with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Technical areas covered will be character and face animation and mechanical modeling such as buildings and vehicles. Specific topics covered will be modeling basics such as splines, lathing, surfaces, textures, constraints, bones, path animation, rendering, and compositing. There will also be a short historical overview of 3D modeling and effects in film and television. Lab fee required.

T366 Multiplayer Game Design (3 cr.) P: T206 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Focuses on massive multiplayer online games and virtual worlds. An introduction to the design elements and production requirements necessary to create and maintain online games, study various existing worlds, and lay the groundwork for creating new ones. Students will do hands-on work on a new virtual world.

T367 Theory and Practice of Game Design (3 cr.) P: Three previous telecommunications courses, each with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Examines the historical and philosophical roots of play in culture as well as more current writings on game play and game design. Numerous games will be presented, played, and analyzed in class. Final project is a new game design.

T369 Sound Design (3 cr.) P: T283 or T284 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Develops basic sound design technique for linear and nonlinear media (video, animation, games, and interactive content). Explores basic concepts of sound in the context of audiovisual relationships through production and analysis. Develops media communication skills through the use of sound and image. Lab fee required.

T431 Video Documentary (3 cr.) P: T283 and one 300-level production course, each with a grade of C– or higher, and consent of instructor. Overview of historic and contemporary television documentaries. Analyzes how narratives describe individuals, cultures, and events. Examines the role of producer as historian, explorer, social activist, journalist, and entertainer. Covers the development process in creating documentaries, including research, legal issues, story development, evaluation, and other preproduction activities.

T433 Advanced Projects in Web Design (3 cr.) P: T206 and T284, each with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Project-based class focused on implementing the skills learned in the introductory classes and applying them to real-world problems. Design, implement, and test a significant Web site for a real client either individually or in groups. Lab fee required.

T435 Documentary Production (3 cr.) P: T206 and T283, and either T351 or T354, all with a grade of C– or higher, and consent of instructor. Advanced, hands-on production class that produces nonfiction pieces, including broadcast documentaries and client-driven/ community service videos. Lab fee required.

T436 Advanced Production Workshop (1–3 cr.) P: T206, and either T283 or T284, and two 300-level production courses, all with a grade of C– or higher, and consent of instructor. A capstone course for those in production sequence. Students plan, direct, and produce programs or program segments that may air on WTIU, Indiana University's public television station. May be repeated, with different topics, for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Lab fee required.

T437 WTIU Production Workshop (1–3 cr.) P: T283 with a grade of C– or higher, and consent of instructor. With close supervision by WTIU station or production management, student is responsible for preproduction planning, production coordination and execution, postproduction, critical and audience evaluation of programs for broadcast. Develop professional working relationships and portfolio. Lab fee required.

T452 Topical Seminar in Design and Production (1–3 cr.) P: T206 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Exploration of design or production problems and issues in telecommunications. Topics vary. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

S452 Honors Seminar in Design and Production (3 cr.) P: Consent of the departmental honors advisor. Topical seminar in design or production for telecommunications honors students. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

T454 DVD Authoring (3 cr.) P: T206, and either T283 or T284, and T354, all with a grade of C– or higher, and consent of instructor. Advanced, hands-on production course that teaches the technical skills and creative principles required to design and author DVDs. Students will edit digital video; encode audio and video; propose and script a DVD project, create graphics, menus, buttons; design and test navigation; and author and produce DVDs. Lab fee required. Credit given for only one of T454 and T358.

T460 Projects in Game Design (1–3 cr.) P: Permission of faculty supervisor. Development and implementation of game design project under direction of faculty supervisor. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

T461 Advanced Flash for Games and Interactive Media (3 cr.) P: T361 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of the instructor. Takes interactive multimedia design skills to the next level. Focuses on advanced scripting technique and interactive media design, including the examination of new technologies, such as wireless devices. Students produce professional-quality projects ready for distribution. Lab fee required. Credit given for only one of T461 and T368.

T464 Advanced 3D Digital Modeling and Animation (3 cr.) P: T364 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Advanced 3D seminar. Topics vary and may include 3D modeling for games and interactive storytelling, 3D modeling for film and television, 3D modeling for the Web, 3D modeling and machinima, programming and scripting for dynamic effects in 3D environments, motion capture and 3D. Lab fee required. Credit given for only one of T464 and T365.

Industry and Management Area

T207 Introduction to Telecommunications Industry and Management
(3 cr.) S & H
Introductory analysis, using a case-study method, of how telecommunications industries such as broadcasting, cable, and telephone are structured, funded, and regulated; how telecommunications organizations create and market programs and products, and how they manage their operations.

T242 Public Telecommunications (3 cr.) S & H Analysis of the structure, organization, financing, and administration of the public broadcasting system in the United States, with particular emphasis on current issues, events, and trends in its evolutionary development.

T260 The Videogame Industry (3 cr.) S & H Examines the marketplaces for games, and for game-related jobs. Students learn about the game production process, strategies for turning profits, and tips for finding good jobs in this rapidly growing industry.

T316 Media Ethics and Professional Responsibility (3 cr.) S & H P: T205 or T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. An analysis of the media environment, including organizational structure, corporate responsibility, and the role of the individual in the media environment. Formulation of ethical principles to guide media policy and practice.

T321 Policymaking in Telecommunications (3 cr.) S & H P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Overview of basic U.S. law and government. Specific analysis of who makes U.S. telecommunications policy, how it is done, and its effects. Course includes a case study of recent policymaking that varies each semester.

T322 Telecommunications Networks (3 cr.) S & H P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. The evolution of telecommunication network technology, policy economics, and industries from the 1870s to the present. Basic telecommunication transmission and switching, general operational concepts, and societal and cultural effect of telephony in the United States.

T326 Network Design (3 cr.) P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Basic concepts for developing an effective network system. The interaction between network technologies and human behavior.

T327 Data Communications (3 cr.) P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. An introduction to the basic concepts for understanding the integration of computers and telecommunications networks. The impact of environmental factors on the design of data networks.

T329 Cable/Broadband Communications (3 cr.) S & H P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Technology, programming, economics, marketing, and regulation of cable television and other multichannel, broadband media delivery systems.

T340 Electronic Media Advertising (3 cr.) P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Principles of Internet, network, national spot, and local radio and television advertising; roles of advertising agency, station representative, time buyer.

T343 Electronic Media Sales (3 cr.) P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Techniques and skills used in selling advertising for television, radio, cable, and the Internet: researching prospective clients, knowledge and application of marketing models, developing an effective media mix to achieve market goals, preparing written and oral sales presentations.

T344 Programming Strategies (3 cr.) P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Broadcast, cable, and satellite program evaluation, selection, and scheduling. Decision-making strategies in commercial television and radio at the network and local levels, commercial cable networks and systems, noncommercial outlets, and program syndication.

T347 Promotion and Marketing in Telecommunications (3 cr.) P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Theory and practice of designing, implementing, and evaluating promotional materials and marketing campaigns for television programs, radio formats, cable services, the Web, and new media.

T348 Audience Analysis (3 cr.) S & H P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. The behavior, descriptors, and measurement of telecommunications audiences. Sample survey, focus groups, and other research methods used by the telecommunications industry.

T413 Global Media Issues (3 cr.) S & H P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Advanced study of media from a global perspective focusing on particulars, trends, or issues. Topics vary. May not be repeated for credit.

T421 Economics of Communications Industries (3 cr.) S & H P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Analysis of market structure and behavior of firms and organizations in broadcasting, cable television, motion picture distribution, print media, common carrier, and other communications industries. Policy and strategy applications.

T422 Business Applications in Telecommunications (3 cr.) S & H P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Topical seminar on social and business applications of telecommunications. Exploration of the potential for delivering public and business services via the telecommunications network. May be repeated once with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

T425 Telecommunications Regulation (3 cr.) S & H P: T207 and T321, each with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Regulation of broadcasting, cable, and common carriage. Examination of the telecommunications regulation system. Regulation of entry into telecommunications (licensing and franchising), renewal of licenses and franchises, and government control of business and economic relations among participants in the field.

T441 Advanced Advertising Strategies (3 cr.) P: T207 and T340, both with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Analysis and evaluation of planning, creative, and placement components of advertising campaigns utilizing the electronic media; development of original advertising campaigns.

T446 Telecommunications Management (3 cr.) P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Study of the skill, processes, and attitudes required for effective management and leadership at all levels in telecommunications operations.

T453 Topical Seminar in Industry and Management (1–3 cr.) P: T207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Exploration of management or strategic problems and issues in telecommunications. Topics vary. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

S453 Honors Seminar in Industry and Management (3 cr.) P: Consent of departmental honors advisor. Topical seminar in management or strategy for telecommunications honors students. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours. Credit not given for both S440 and S453.

Non-Area Courses

T480 Current Issues in Telecommunications (3 cr.) S & H P: Senior status and telecommunications major. Discussion of current issues that cut across the three areas of concentration in the telecommunications major. Topics vary.

T495 New Media Certificate Project (3 cr.) P: Permission of faculty supervisor and director of undergraduate studies. Development and implementation of individual new media project under the direction of faculty supervisor. Required for Certificate in New Media and Interactive Storytelling.

T496 Foreign Study in Telecommunications (1–3 cr.) P: Consent of chairperson. Planning of a research project during year preceding a period of residence abroad. Time spent in research abroad must amount to at least one week for each credit hour granted. Research paper must be presented by the end of the semester following foreign study. May be repeated for a total of 3 credit hours, with permission.

T497 Telecommunications Field Experience (1–3 cr.) P: Junior or senior standing, major in telecommunications with a minimum of 12 credit hours completed, at least 6 of the credit hours completed in upper-division classes in the major, and advanced approval of the internship coordinator. Requires a critical analysis paper and evaluation of an internship/field project by an industry sponsor. May be repeated for a total of 3 credit hours, with permission.

T498 Projects in Telecommunications (1–3 cr.) P: Advance approval of a project by a faculty supervisor and the director of undergraduate studies. Individual projects in an area of telecommunications. May be repeated up to a maximum of 3 credit hours.

S499 Reading for Honors (3 cr.) P: Approval of departmental honors advisor. Introduction to research methods for honors undergraduates.

T499 Independent Study for Honors (1–12 cr.; 12 cr. max.) P: Approval of departmental honors advisor.

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