Telecommunications | Telecommunications Regulation
T425 | 20699 | Cherry, B.

Tel. T425
Telecommunications Regulation
Fall 2007
Prof. Barbara Cherry

This course provides a comprehensive review of the law and public
policies affecting telecommunications services and mass media.  The
focus is on the law of the United States, which includes
constitutional law, statutory law, common law, and administrative
law.  Analytically, we will examine various theories and concepts to
understand how policy choices  subject to legal, institutional,
political, and economic constraints  are selected among differing
alternatives.  Therefore, we will not only analyze the substance of
policies but also the interaction among players in the process of
policy making.  Given the evolution of telecommunications technology
towards more integrated networks, we will also examine emerging
legal issues related to the Internet. Prerequisites are T207 and
T321 or consent of instructor.

This section of T425 is designated as an intensive writing section.
Thus, a further objective of this course is to improve writing and
composition skills.  Accordingly, writing instruction will be
emphasized throughout the course.

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 If you have
questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.