Telecommunications | Intro to Telecommunications Industry & Management
T207 | 21102 | Pierce, M.
T207 Telecommunications Industries and Management
Class Number: 21102
Instructor's Name: Matt Pierce
T207 introduces students to the major telecommunications industries
operating in the United States, their history and how they are
regulated. It provides an overview of broadcasting, cable
television, telephony, and a variety of other “players” in the
telecommunications arena. The course looks at how technology is
changing the telecommunications industry and the business models
used by industries to earn profits.
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 by affected
by technological developments, regulation and public policy, and how
they are managed. All of these considerations will be covered in
The main goal is to give students a basic understanding of the wide
range of telecommunications providers, how they are evolving and
what affects their operations. Class lectures and discussions will
supplement the assigned text. The current text for this course is
Broadcasting in America (9th edition) by Head, Spann, and McGregor.
Students will be evaluated based upon performance on one writing
assignment, five in-class current event quizzes and two examinations.
The class meets from 11:15am to 12:05pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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.