Telecommunications | Intro to Telecom Industry & Management - Honors Section
T207 | 21101 | McGregor, M.


TEL-T 207
Introduction to Telecommunications Industry & Management 
Honors Section
Class number 21101

Michael A. McGregor

Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Course Objectives

This class introduces students to the major telecommunications
industries operating in the United States and the management
practices common to those industries.  We will study broadcasting,
cable television, telephony, computer networks, and a variety of
other "players" in the telecommunications arena.  We will also look
at the various customers of telecommunications: the audience in the
case of mass media, clients or users in telephony and many of the
newer applications of technology, and the advertiser in the
commercial sector of the media and a variety of funding sources in
the public/non-commercial sector.

Major segments of the electronic communications industries include
programming, distribution, and sales (or funding in the case of non-
commercial media).  These segments of the industries can be affected
by technological developments, regulation and public policy, and how
they are managed.  All of these considerations will be covered in
the course of this class.

Obtain permission to register for this class from the Honors College.

Course Format

Primarily lecture and some discussion.

Grading Procedures

Students will be evaluated based upon performance on two research
and writing assignments, six micro themes (one or two page essays),
and two essay examinations.

This course counts toward Social and Historical Studies distribution
requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences. It may, or may
not, also count toward other degree requirements. For more
information about which requirements this course could fulfill see
the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin at
http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/coas/index.html . If you have
questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.

Required texts

Broadcasting in America, 9th Edition.  Houghton-Mifflin

Broadcasting & Cable magazine